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Re: make install problems

by MadraghRua (Vicar)
on Jan 10, 2003 at 19:07 UTC ( #225918=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to make install problems

Try using the CPAN shell to do your install.
>perl -MCPAN -e shell
will open it up for you. Something like:
cpan> info /Spreadsheet::WriteExcel/
will get you information on the package(s) available.
cpan> install
will install it. When you first run CPAN it will configure your your environment. One quesion it will ask is whether it should ask about dependencies or whether it should simply follow them. As the foreman said when pointing to the line of shovels, "Take your pick."

It will really make your life much simpler if you get into the habit of using the CPAN module. See section 12.17 Perl Cookbook for examples of how to run it or look at the documentation.

Finally, if you're using a different library depository than the standard perl site specific one, make sure to put your directory at the front of the $PERL5LIB environment variable, perhaps in your start up shell. Make sure the variable is set before running the makes or you'll error out. Try looking into Perl Cookbook, section 12.7 for possible suggestions.

yet another biologist hacking perl....

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Re: Re: make install problems
by mifflin (Curate) on Jan 10, 2003 at 19:46 UTC
    I tried doing the "perl -MCPAN -e shell" command
    you suggested but it asks for something that we
    do not have on our system.
    It was ncftpget.
    The prompt for this won't let me by it unless I
    type something.
      Try this link which will take you to the appropriate web site. You need the client - proabably just use one of the precompiled binaries. Make sure to install in a bin that is part of your $PATH. Its pretty standard and either you or the admins should be able to install it easily.

      yet another biologist hacking perl....

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