LA.pm: Hi & ?
SKamkar at LucidX.com
Sat Feb 9 16:30:34 CST 2002
You can still use modules that you don't have permissions to install.
All you do is install like normal except don't do a 'make install'.
Then you keep either the entire directory or just the 'blib/' dir that
was created inside, and in your programs you do either of the following:
use blib "/entire/path/to/ModuleDir";
use blib "/entire/path/to/blib";
For example, if I wanted to use Term::ANSIColor on a machine that didn't
have it and I don't have root:
$ cd /home/me
$ wget http://www.cpan.org/authors/id/RRA/ANSIColor-1.04.tar.gz
$ tar -zxvf ANSIColor-1.04.tar.gz
$ rm ANSIColor-1.04.tar.gz
$ cd ANSIColor-1.04
$ perl Makefile.PL
$ mv blib /home/me
From now on, if I ever want to use Term::ANSIColor, I do the following
in my perl programs:
use blib "/home/me/blib";
# or just "/home/me" since it will
# check for the blib dir inside
I'm sure there's a way when you run Makefile.PL or `make install` to
have it automagically install into, say, /home/me/modules/ so everytime
you want to install a module you easily just add an arguement to `make
install` that will install it in the directory of your choice and in all
your programs you always stick in a:
use blib "/home/me/modules";
I'll look into that tonight and see what's the easiest way to get this
done, and if there's no easy way, I'll just have to make an easy way :)
[unless anyone else on the list already knows a way...? besides changing
the INSTALL* paths in the Makefile..]
James Pitts wrote:
> I have used Hostpro.com for several different mysql /
> perl projects. The problem with this provider (and
> many others) is that they don't allow you to install
> CPAN modules; you are stuck with what they think you
> Any suggestions out there about a good / cheap
> "virtual server" hosting service which gives you root?
> - James
>>I am looking for a webHost - any recommendations
>>would be appreciated.
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