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Re: (Date::) Re: Two Weeks

by ImpalaSS (Monk)
on Nov 20, 2000 at 20:34 UTC ( #42519=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to (Date::) Re: Two Weeks
in thread Two Weeks

One of the problems is i cannot install any modules, for many reasons. Is there a way i can do this w/o the use of a module/funcion that isnt built into perl?



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Re: Re: (Date::) Re: Two Weeks
by boo_radley (Parson) on Nov 20, 2000 at 22:51 UTC
    ImpallaSS, Go to whoever's in charge of these things and say : "I can do this in $time the way things are currently set up. However, if you give me access to the tools I need, including the ability to get modules installed, it could be $time2, saving the company $lots."

    It might be that they have a sysadmin install the modules for you; you might not need to do it on your own. But, based on some of the talk we've had in the chatterbox, you're trying to do a complicated thing that could be simplified a hundred fold if you had access to the correct tools. Explain to management what you need, and why. Present your case in terms of money saved, or time saved.

Re: Re: (Date::) Re: Two Weeks
by FouRPlaY (Monk) on Nov 21, 2000 at 00:42 UTC
    You can install modules for your own personal use. I can't install any since I don't have root access here at the university.

    After much searching I discovered if you do:

    perl Makefile.PL LIB='/some/dir' PREFIX='/some/dir'

    You can then use modules you install in /some/dir. You just add:

    use LIB '/some/dir'

    in the top of your Perl program.

    Learning Perl or Going To Die Trying
Re: Re: (Date::) Re: Two Weeks
by mwp (Hermit) on Nov 20, 2000 at 20:43 UTC
    If you are using ActiveState's Perl for Win32, use PPM. If you are having trouble in Unix, as an alternative to perl -MCPAN -e shell try:
    1. Download the module from CPAN.
    2. Extract the files with tar.
    3. Descend into the module directory and run:
      perl Makefile.PL && make && make check && make install

    And that should do it!

    "Who gave HIM a Perl interpreter?!"

      With ActiveState, Date::Calc is already installed

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