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From "Octavian Rasnita" <orasn...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: question on installing perl modules
Date Mon, 24 Jan 2011 06:18:50 GMT
Another solution might be to install Perl in your home directory where you 
have privileges, then to install any module for it.

--Octavian

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Adam Flott" <adam@npjh.com>
To: <aw@ice-sa.com>
Cc: "mod_perl list" <modperl@perl.apache.org>
Sent: Sunday, January 23, 2011 11:00 PM
Subject: Re: question on installing perl modules


>
>
> On Sun, 23 Jan 2011, André Warnier wrote:
>
>> Adam Flott wrote:
>>> On Sun, 23 Jan 2011, André Warnier wrote:
>>>
>>>> My problem : I am trying to install a CPAN module, from CPAN, into a
>>>> "custom" location rather than the system perl locations.
>>>> This is a hpux system where I have no root access, and in this case the
>>>> specific module is XML::SAX.
>>>
>>> I don't know how to fix your exact problem (may be a bug in
>>> ExtUtils::MakeMaker, CPAN, etc), but you could give cpanm a try:
>>>
>>> http://search.cpan.org/perldoc?App::cpanminus
>>>
>>> It has made my life significantly easier.
>>>
>>> There is also local::lib (http://search.cpan.org/perldoc?local::lib) 
>>> which
>>> others are quite fond of, but I don't have any personal experience with 
>>> it.
>>>
>>>
>> Hi.
>> Many thanks for the pointers.  In the principle, it does look like what I
>> need.
>>
>> But I just read the doc of App::cpanminus.
>> Do I understand it correctly, that at some point, you need to be root on 
>> the
>> machine ?
>> (Because on that target machine, that's something I can definitely never 
>> be,
>> even for a short moment.)
>>
>
> When running as a non-root user:
>
> $ cpanm Cwd
> !
> ! Can't write to /usr/local/share/perl/5.10.1 and /usr/local/bin: 
> Installing
> modules to /home/aflott/perl5
> ! To turn off this warning, you have to do one of the following:
> !   - run me as a root or with --sudo option (to install to
> /usr/local/share/perl/5.10.1 and /usr/local/bin)
> |   - run me with --local-lib option e.g. cpanm --local-lib=~/perl5
> !   - Set PERL_CPANM_OPT="--local-lib=~/perl5" environment variable (in 
> your
> shell rc file)
> !   - Configure local::lib in your shell to set PERL_MM_OPT etc.
> !
>
> Therefore, I usually set PERL_CPANM_OPT. It uses INSTALL_BASE (see
> ExtUtils::MakeMaker docs) to make a "cleaner" install. 


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