Perl 5.6.2 has lost its mind

David Cantrell david at
Sun Feb 11 23:12:39 GMT 2007

I built perl 5.6.2 like this:

$ sh Configure -Dprefix=blahblah -de

and installed it, and lo and behold, it works!

$ perl-5.6.2/bin/perl -v
This is perl, v5.6.2 built for i686-linux

it can even find the CPAN module:

$ perl-5.6.2/bin/perl -MCPAN -e shell

cpan shell -- ...

but if I try to install a module ...

Can't locate ExtUtils/ in @INC (@INC contains: /etc/perl
/usr/local/lib/perl/5.8.4 /usr/local/share/perl/5.8.4 /usr/lib/perl5
/usr/share/perl5 /usr/lib/perl/5.8 /usr/share/perl/5.8
/usr/local/lib/site_perl .) at Makefile.PL line 2.


David Cantrell | Enforcer, South London Linguistic Massive

  I don't do .INI, .BAT, or .SYS files.  I don't assign apps to files.
  I don't configure peripherals or networks before using them. I have
  a computer to do all that. I have a Macintosh, not a hobby.
        -- Fritz Anderson

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