core_dumped has asked for the
wisdom of the Perl Monks concerning the following question:
I recently downloaded MIME-Base64-3.07. I went through the usual steps of perl Makefile.PL, make, make test, sudo make install. Everything seems ok, including the tests, but upon attempting to use the module, I receive a 'cannot find module Base64.pm in $INC...' message. I have also tried to install it through CPAN with the result 'MIME::Base64 is up to date', but still unusable. I installed it on a second machine, with identical outcomes. Perl is 5.8.8, one on Ubuntu and the other on RedHat.
PerlMonks, may you be able to shed some light on this.
I have also tried the four ways to modify @INC, with the same results.
UPDATE: This is quite strange, and I know I will be sweeping the floors of the Monastery for years because of it, but after a reboot (next day of work) the module *is* working perfectly. Is it necessary to reboot the machine? I doubt it. But it isn't me either, because a script written yesterday didn't work and now (after reboot) is running like it should. I did something different today.