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Re: Installing modules in personal lib directory

by chas (Priest)
on Aug 30, 2005 at 01:38 UTC ( #487623=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Installing modules in personal lib directory

If the module doesn't have other dependencies, I have usually just downloaded it and then used
perl Makefile.PL LIB=/home/myusername/somedirectory PREFIX=/home/myusername/somedirectory
and that has always worked well. Things seemed to work better when I set both PREFIX and LIB. (I spent some time trying to figure out if both were really necessary and what the difference is; I think I was never absolutely certain...even though I did read the docs.) Using the CPAN module seems to be a recommended way, but I often had a lot of trouble with that.

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