local::lib (was Re: easy introduction to perl)

Matt S Trout dbix-class at trout.me.uk
Fri Oct 12 16:28:50 BST 2007

On Thu, Oct 11, 2007 at 11:34:33PM -0700, nik wrote:
> Ash Berlin wrote:
> >Try using local::lib - it should make the job easier.
> This is really directed straight at Matt, but I figure the answer being 
> in a searchable archive is a good idea.
> Is local::lib supposed to be able to bootstrap itself in to ~/perl5? 
> The examples have a prompt of '%', which suggests they're supposed to be 
> run as a regular user, rather than root.  But the "perl Makefile.PL 
> --bootstrap" fails when it can't install some dependencies (Test::... 
> IIRC) in to the normal system library directories.

Hmm. It's not done that on any of the machines I've tested it on (we've tried
assorted deb/ubuntu, RHEL and fBSD at least and I'm pretty sure some of the
early adopters are on other platforms).

Any chance you could switch this to private e-mail so it doesn't get lost in
the ass-end of a london.pm thread and we'll come back to "searchable archives"
when we've turned "Test::... IIRC" into a useful bug report and fixed the
problem :)

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