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Re^3: Installing modules in personal lib directory

by Joost (Canon)
on Aug 30, 2005 at 01:25 UTC ( #487621=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Re^2: Installing modules in personal lib directory
in thread Installing modules in personal lib directory

PREFIX=DIRECTORY perl Makefile.PL; make test; make install; should work for most CPAN libs you download yourself ( I haven't tried it with the CPAN shell - try "PREFIX=DIRECTORY perl -MCPAN -e'install Module::Name" on the command line).

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Re^4: Installing modules in personal lib directory
by eXile (Priest) on Aug 30, 2005 at 14:50 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/

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