If you're only problem is being able to type 'make install',
you can still easily use the module.
in reply to Is it possible to use modules without installing them?
Assuming you have a shell account on the ISP, do the usual:
UPDATE: see the reply. Those steps work even better.
(If you didn't make it this far because of missing libs, etc,
you're out of luck, unless you can download and build those
in your shell directory too. And yes, GD does use XS: notice
the GD.xs file in the distribution.)
tar -zxvf GD-1.41.tar.gz
Now, in the top of your scripts which want to use GD, do this:
You'll see a line like this at the top of the test file,
since the tests have to run without the module being
use lib '/home/neil/GD-1.41/blib/lib','/home/neil/GD-1.41/blib/arch';
BTW, use lib is like the following, but with more error-checking:
~ John Williams
unshift (@INC, 'directory');