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(22 October 2012)

Private Perl Module Installations

Each user can have his own locally-installed perl modules by using the local-lib module:

wget >>http://search.cpan.org/CPAN/authors/id/A/AP/APEIRON/local-lib-1.005001.tar.gz
tar zxf local-lib-1.005001.tar.gz
cd ~/local-lib-1.005001
perl Makefile.PL --bootstrap
make test && make install
echo 'eval $(perl -I$HOME/perl5/lib/perl5 -Mlocal::lib)' >>~/.bashrc

Log out and then back in, and future module installs will go to the ~/perl5 tree instead of attempting to install in the system.

(I originally just stored a link to a page explaining this, but the page I linked to is no more. So I'm copying the information here again.)

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