Corion has asked for the wisdom of the Perl Monks concerning the following question:

As a lowly user without root access (on some machines), I sometimes have to install Perl modules to run other software. I know that it is, in general, possible to create a "local" installation, where all modules reside in their respective subdirectories to the program directory and/or the current directory.

But as I found, it is not as easy to give the "right" options to both, ppd and, as I think it should be. If some kind soul could either point me to a page with detailed instructions on how to make both methods of installation (CPAN/ppd and manual installation) work with non-root, I'd be very grateful.

PS: By detailed, I mean a bit more than just "perl -w --help" or "just add the right prefix" - something more user friendly.