I'm trying to write a CGI program that emails something. I want to use MIME::Lite, but I'm not the administrator, the guy hasn't installed it properly and it takes him about three weeks to respond to my continued requests for something that he's forgotten to install. (He's not very friendly.)
I'm at my wit's end and have decided to install it myself, off my home directory (~/.cpan).
I know I can install CPAN modules into other locations and have studied the docs for the CPAN module, but I'm still confused. I'm not sure I understand what I need to do to properly configure CPAN to install things into my directory. Also, how do I tell my script to use my copy of MIME::Lite instead of the broken one? If someone can point me to a FAQ or an "idiot's guide to the CPAN module," I'd be very grateful.
It would also be nice if someone could offer a couple of pointers on how to do this without pissing the administrator off and to make sure I don't fill up all the space on my server. (That'll really piss him off.)