[Chicago-talk] "I don't have permission to installamoduleonthesystem!"'

petemar1 petemar1 at perlmonk.org
Sat Dec 27 21:22:42 CST 2003

CLASSPATH was a nightmare as well...

I'm no Marlon Perkins, but sysadmins are generally paranoid, slow-moving

Does Parrot have a more quasi-CLASSPATH environment variable? It would be
nice to have the "automagically find my modules" module(s) as part of the
standard distribution.

-----Original Message-----
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[mailto:chicago-talk-bounces at mail.pm.org]On Behalf Of Ed Summers
Sent: Saturday, December 27, 2003 8:55 PM
To: Chicago.pm chatter
Subject: Re: [Chicago-talk] "I don't have permission to

On Sat, Dec 27, 2003 at 08:41:43PM -0600, petemar1 wrote:
> "Is every part of Perl so 'hackerish?'," he asked rhetorically.

I guess you'd prefer using CLASSPATH [1] to PREFIX eh? ;-)

If I were you I would get friendly with your sysadmin and install stuff so
*everyone* on the system can use it.

Also, CPANPLUS [2] has a sudo hook now which could let select users build
test stuff as regular users, and invoke sudo just for the install bit. Kinda
nice if a sysadmin wants to grant Perl install permissions only.


[1] http://groups.google.com/groups?q=problem+classpath
[2] http://search.cpan.org/perldoc?CPANPLUS

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