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How do I tell CPAN to use a local lib?

by Cody Fendant (Friar)
on May 26, 2013 at 02:11 UTC ( #1035287=perlquestion: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??
Cody Fendant has asked for the wisdom of the Perl Monks concerning the following question:

I'm struggling to install code on a server with an old Perl and no root access.

I go to install HTML::Template -- I can't because it requires a newer version of ExtUtils::MakeMaker. So I update ExtUtils::MakeMaker in a local modules folder.

So now I need to run the cpan prompt again and tell it where the never version of MakeMaker is. How do I do that?

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Re: How do I tell CPAN to use a local lib?
by frozenwithjoy (Priest) on May 26, 2013 at 03:08 UTC
Re: How do I tell CPAN to use a local lib? ()
by Anonymous Monk on May 26, 2013 at 02:43 UTC
      PERL5LIB trumps PERLLIB
      -Idirectory trumps PERL5LIB
      -Mblib trumps PERL5LIB/PERLLIB/-I
      PERL5OPT=-Mlib=shecky trumps -Mblib/PERL5LIB/PERLLIB/-I
      and they all trump sitecustomize.pl (sitecustomize processed before they are)

      PERL5LIB TRUMPS PERLLIB, -I trumps PERL5LIB, -Mblib TRUMPS PERL5LIB/PERLLIB/-I, PERL5OPT=-Mlib=shecky trumps -Mblib/PERL5LIB/PERLLIB/-I and they all trump sitecustomize.pl

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[stonecolddevin]: o/ planetscape
[Sinistral]: I think that just the sight of his username now causes a downvote storm. I agree, and the gratuitous use of formatting does make reading hard. I've given him +1 on things where there seemed to be actual good advice, but I think the big
[Sinistral]: nail in coffin was the rant against a Schwarzian Transform
[stonecolddevin]: at best, from what i've seen, his knowledge is accurate up to maybe 2002. the sheer volume of words is mostly worthy of a downvote in most cases though i think
[erix]: ITYM Schwartzian Transform :P
[erix]: hey planetscape :)
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[Sinistral]: eric Aye. I thought I typed that wrong. All hail Randall! I listen to him on FLOSS Weekly
[Discipulus]: i think his vacuus, trombon like, absence of meaning, joined with a ostentatious style, after many years irritates the most
[erix]: easy to get wrong -- I guess that was sund's point, too :P

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