in reply to Re^2: What Makefiles do
in thread What Makefiles do

I am paranoid about running a makefile that I did not write and know nothing about do something to an important directory. I would rather set PREFIX=/tmp/sandbox and then go check in sandbox and copy the files to /net/production/perl/lib myself.

The point I want to make is that Perl does not really care how the files got there, so long as @INC is set correctly and the files are in there.