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Re^2: Installing modules in personal lib directory

by Andre_br (Pilgrim)
on Aug 30, 2005 at 00:41 UTC ( #487615=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re: Installing modules in personal lib directory
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Sorry, I made a mess: ppm3 is for win's Active Perl, and my host is Linux. Forget about the ppm3 installation.

Maybe using CPAN module, but Im not sure on how to set the installation path to my personal lib directory...

As for the procedure you mentioned, Joost, please give me more details.

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Re^3: Installing modules in personal lib directory
by Joost (Canon) on Aug 30, 2005 at 01:25 UTC
      when you first use the CPAN shell it asks you a couple of configuration questions. One of the questions asks for 'makepl' arguments (don't remember the specific term), if you enter 'PREFIX=/home/user/perl' (change the path to reflect the location you want your stuff installed in), the CPAN shell (for that user) will always install in /home/user/perl (if the modules take the PREFIX directive).

      You can change your CPAN shell config by editting it's configfile (usually in ~/.cpan/CPAN/MyConfig.pm)

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