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Re^3: Conditionally faking a module

by bobf (Monsignor)
on Jan 13, 2010 at 19:14 UTC ( #817262=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Re^2: Conditionally faking a module
in thread Conditionally faking a module

Apparently it may not always work, as I learned when I researched this further (see RE: Checking to see if a particular Module is installed). merlyn's response was to use the following:

eval 'require GD'; if ($@) { # problems with GD, fall back to non-GD } else { # we have GD, go for it! }
although there appears to be some caveats to that approach.

If you are open to using other modules to do the check, you could look into ExtUtils::Installed and Module::Load::Conditional.

See also a recent thread on this topic: Check if module is installed.

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