[sf-perl] how to add to @INC at perl build time?

Matthew Lanier matt at lanier.org
Thu Mar 19 15:23:23 PDT 2009

yep, that did the trick, thanks!


On Thu, 19 Mar 2009, yary wrote:

> On Thu, Mar 19, 2009 at 10:30 AM, Matthew Lanier <matt at lanier.org> wrote:
>> hey folks-
>> i need to add a few paths to @INC while building perl, above and beyond the
>> paths that you are allowed to set via '(priv|arch|vendor|...)lib'.
> I'll assume you really do mean building perl (and not "at my program's
> compile time", where you'd use a BEGIN block or the -I command line
> switch). I did build a perl with a custom INC years ago, let's see if
> I can dig out the incantation...
> aha, from INSTALL doc in perl's source:
> ===
> As a final catch-all, Configure also offers an $otherlibdirs
> variable.  This variable contains a colon-separated list of additional
> directories to add to @INC.  By default, it will be empty.
> Perl will search these directories (including architecture and
> version-specific subdirectories) for add-on modules and extensions.
> For example, if you have a bundle of perl libraries from a previous
> installation, perhaps in a strange place:
>        Configure -Dotherlibdirs=/usr/lib/perl5/site_perl/5.8.1
> ===
> back to lunch,
> -y


Matthew D. P. K. Strelchun-Lanier

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