The Anonymous Monk
indicated that they did not have privilege to download
modules. Nothing was said about not having permissions to write to a home directory. Everyone should know how to manually install a module in a non-standard directory as it is a FAQ
, but thinking that it applies to everyone assumes a great deal.
It is not entirely uncommon not to allow outbound internet access. The same applies to not allowing inbound FTP, SCP, etc. Oh, and access to a compiler - also not uncommon to see it restricted. These restrictions may be technical impediments or use policies that must be agreed to.
The next comment is not directed at you specifically, but to the community in general. We are to quick to assume that someone having trouble installing modules is just ignorant of alternative directory installation and summarily dismiss them. Granted, there is usually a way to get it done but it is not so obvious that it could be included in a FAQ. Each situation is different and we should be open to helping them while still not assisting in the circumvention of whatever use policy that was agreed to.
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