Red Hat, RPMs and Perl

Michael S. mjs at
Tue Aug 20 23:10:54 CDT 2002

On Wednesday, August 21, 2002, at 01:18 , Scott Penrose wrote:

> on my home server I use CPAN. Coz that is my computer. In our work we 
> maintain over 200 servers, all done by APT and Debian packages. CPAN 
> requires way to much user intervention, so we can't automate it.

I use CPAN too, but I install into a home directory with "lperl", which 
is aliased to

   perl Makefile.PL LIB=$HOME/local/lib/CPAN 
INSTALLMAN1DIR=$HOME/local/man/man1 INSTALLMAN3DIR=$HOME/local/man/man3 

This way I can install new versions of e.g. LWP and not worry about 
busting my main Perl RPM.  ($HOME/local/lib/perl is where my modules 
go.)  This isn't such a good idea for server systems though I suppose.  
Actually, pretty much everything I compile from source ends up going 
into a home directory; my "lconfigure" (which lperl is analogous to) is 
aliased to

   ./configure --prefix=$HOME/local --exec-prefix=$HOME/local-$PLATFORM

where $PLATFORM can be darwin, linux, sunos, etc.


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