[Chicago-talk] "I don't have permission to install a moduleonthesystem!"

Steven Lembark lembark at wrkhors.com
Sat Dec 27 23:41:31 CST 2003

-- petemar1 <petemar1 at perlmonk.org>

> Never mind that: gotit. Now this:
>     $ perl -MCPAN -e shell;
>     Your configuration suggests "/var/perl/cpan" as your CPAN.pm working
> directory. I could not create this directory due to this error: mkdir
> /var/perl: Permission denied at /opt/perl/perl-5.8.0/lib/5.8.0/CPAN.pm
> line 530
>     Please make sure the directory exists and is writable.
> I've sent an install request for FindBin::libs to the sysadmin.

Question: was this setting out of ~/.cpan or
/perl/install/dir/lib/<version>/CPAN/Config.pm? If the former
just update it to something like ~/.cpan; if not then make
a point of having your own .cpan settings.

Steven Lembark                               2930 W. Palmer
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