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I am using the bash shell so it should be sourcing /etc/profile so far as I know. No, I do not see /root/perl in @INC whether I run as root or as my own account (even after fiddling with PERLLIB).

I am the only user on my system (nobody else accesses my computer), but I install modules as root typically because if I don't enter the CPAN shell as root, the installs fail due to permission restrictions (for some reason my unzipped packages that are downloaded with get end up locked to my user account about half the time.

I have been using the system perl that came with ubuntu because I figured that it was adequate and easy enough to interface (oddly enough I am finding it easier to interface with my strawberry distribution at work on Windows). I would be interested in installing and configuring my own perl distribution in another folder, except then I would be worried about perl version conflicts and what not (I don't know what kind of complications come with having two different perl builds on one machine, if someone could point me to some info on this it might be my best option).

Installing modules via synaptic is not a terrible idea either, I didn't realize modules were apt-getable because they are named with the lib prefix. Does anyone know if synaptic provides access to all CPAN modules, or just certain ones?

I think I might try reconfiguring CPAN in the manner przemo mentioned above when I get home. If that works I will probably keep working in the local directory (which is where I would like to work, but CPAN somehow got configured to install in /root/perl instead. przemo, I do have a question, when you say, "set the following options in the CPAN, is that code I should be adding/tweaking in, or is there some other configuration file/setting I need to mess with? I wasn't aware of the 'o config init' command (which they just happen to leave out of the help option inside the shell), so I will see where that takes me after work today and keep you all posted.

Thank you all for the suggestions so far.

In reply to Re: Funny Little Permissions Issue on Ubuntu by BJ_Covert_Action
in thread SOLVED: Funny Little Permissions Issue on Ubuntu by BJ_Covert_Action

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