package users and Perl

Dan Nicholson dbn.lists at
Wed Feb 1 07:19:11 PST 2006

On 2/1/06, Luca Dionisi <luca.dionisi at> wrote:
> My question is:
>    - what are the commands commonly used in the install phase?

Don't know.  Look at a Makefile from a module.

>    - where are the new files going?

Here's a list from two common modules

#!paco-1.9.6 1128799676

#!paco-1.10.2 1134693466

>    - do I need to be able to modify/overwrite files in the lib/perl

Looks like perllocal.pod gets modifiied, probably with a list of
modueles.  Also, it looks like the modules typically install a
directory in i686-linux{,/auto}.  I don't understand how it decides
between lib/perl5/site_perl and lib/perl5/5.8.7.  Looks like you'll
have to give write privelages on both.

Module-Info is the only one I have installed that put's anything in
/usr/bin.  And then the man pages, of course.

> _AND_ what about CPAN? Can I use "perl -MCPAN -instal..."
> with package users?

I've never used CPAN.  I prefer to have the tarball around.  Probably
it wouldn't be a problem, though, if you have the permissions correct
to start with.


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