I guess you refer to my report
. The version of Module::Build was as you suspect recent:
perl -MModule::Build -e 'print "$Module::Build::VERSION \n";'
It was no big deal doing a perl Build.pl --install_base ~/perl5lib, other than having to resolve a couple of dependencies the same way before succeding. I'd really like to get that .modulebuildrc configured correctly to avoid the hassle.
Now, I'm not sure if I find it a relief or terifying that issues like these even annoys people like Dominus, who are not a just litle bit smarter and more knowlegdable than I am.
It will be interesting to see if the method he describes on his blog works for me. If it does, it can't be to hard to make a nice litle script for it.