CPAN install nightmare
I.A.Cameron at open.ac.uk
Mon Mar 27 12:27:01 PST 2006
I'm trying to install Connotea http://www.connotea.org/code#setup on a machine
here at work for someone, and am having a bit of a problem with the stuff CPAN
I basically followed the instructions on the above page to install the various
required modules. This seemed to be OK, but I'm now finding that I have a
perl executable in both /usr/bin and /usr/local/bin. This wouldn't be too
bad, but some of the installed modules seem to have installed under
/usr/lib/perl5 and others under /usr/local/lib/perl5.
I'm rather confused, and not sure where to go from here. Can modules
installed under each setup be used together, and if so how? The new perl is
the one in /usr/local/bin, which is 5.8.8, the one in /usr/bin is 5.8.5 and
came via the RHEL RPM's. I presume the 5.8.8 version was installed to satisfy
a dependency when I installed one of the other modules.
How is the location of installed modules decided, and how does Perl know where
to look for them?
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