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Re^4: modifying @INC other than use lib?

by merlyn (Sage)
on Apr 19, 2005 at 13:56 UTC ( #449244=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Re^3: modifying @INC other than use lib?
in thread modifying @INC other than use lib?

But you need to recompile Perl for those... is just a Perl version of the script... editing does nothing!

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Re^5: modifying @INC other than use lib?
by bsdz (Friar) on Apr 19, 2005 at 15:08 UTC
    That's funny; I relocate my Perl port niPerl without recompiling. I use a VBScript to do the relocation that edits during the MSI installation process. I've had no complaints yet, seems to work too. I believe ActiveState do the same sort of thing.

      ActivePerl uses a script reloc_perl to do this which in turn uses a module ActiveState::RelocateTree which documentation says:

      Perl can't just be copied into a new location without relocating some files. In Windows this is less of a problem because the executable knows its actual location and uses that to find its library tree. On Unix, the location of the libraries must be encoded within the perl binary.


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