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

Hi, I am trying to install DBD::Oracle module in the local (private)directory. Not the root directory (i don't have permission on the root) When i try to install the above module, it was saying that the DBI-1.52 is required. (Prerequisite) I installed DBI-1.52 from CPAN. the module installed fine with no errors. Used the following command to set the environment variable export PERL5LIB =/data/projects/marketsurv/perllib/lib/site_perl/5.8.3/ i686-linux-thread-multi The command ran successfully and Perl5LIB variable is set. i verified with the command perl -V and it is showing the @INC is set to /data/projects/marketsurv/perllib/lib/site_perl/5. 8.3/i686-linux-thread-multi (works fine) Now when i try to install DBD::Oracle with the following command, it is saying that DBI:1.42 is found (Somehow it is not looking at the local directory though the PERL5LIB is set) perl Makefile.PL PREFIX =/data/projects/marketsurv/perllib/lib/site_perl/5.8.3/ i686-linux-thread-multi ERROR DBI version 1.51 required--this is only version 1.42 at Makefile.PL line 19. BEGIN failed--compilation aborted at Makefile.PL line 19. Please help.. Thanks,