[Pdx-pm] Due to the recent non-perl vs perl thread I figured I would start one about CPAN.

Dundas Townsend leffjesh at gmail.com
Tue Nov 29 16:03:37 PST 2005

Can't you just do the configure, make and make test on the module, but not
make install.  Then copy the directory that the make created to
a perllib folder in your home directory. Then just add a use lib
"/home/user/perllib"; line and you can start using you modules.  I did this
recently after waiting for way to long for dreamhost to do it for me and it


On 11/29/05, Andrew Clapp <andrew.clapp at gmail.com> wrote:
> I think this is a valid concern.  What can we do that would allow more
> hosting services to have more core functionality for CGI type things?  I
> have recently used Imager-0.45, (imager.perl.org), and it's dependencies
> are not huge for the ability to make images on the fly.  But I can imagine
> that some admins might get annoyed by the conflicts between freetype and
> freetype2, libgif and libungif, etc.
> -ASC
> On 11/29/05, benh <ben.hengst at gmail.com> wrote:
> >
> > First I have to state that I love CPAN. Its what makes perl useful
> > everywhere. Though it's not without is's issues. For me though the
> > largest issue is when running in a shared server enviroment. With PHP
> > just about everything I would use on a normal day is included by
> > default (well GD i guess would be the exception on some older boxes..)
> > and if I need I can install PEAR with out the need to worry about
> > having admin access or more imporantly access to gcc. Though with CPAN
> > there are a few root libs that you need (I keep running in to needing
> > libxml forexample).
> >
> > So does any one have a good solution in dealing with such cases? I
> > cant expect that every hosting service would have every module
> > installed by default, I can try to make a local install for most
> > modules but if there are libs that you need your still out. Am I just
> > barking up the wrong tree?
> >
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