Perl Module FAQ¶
Frequently asked questions common to the Perl packages here.
How do I get the X package?¶
There are 3 ways to get the Perl packages, the "cpan" command, a manual download and make, or for some of the packages here at veripool.org, a git pull and make. Details for each of these are described under each tool's individual "download" page.
What do I do when I don't have permission to install?¶
A common warning when doing "make install" is:
"Warning: You do not have permission to install..."
You have several alternatives:
1. If you have root privileges, run the install as root.
2. Install into your home directory (or group project's directory) instead of globally:
mkdir -p ~/lib perl Makefile.PL PREFIX=~/lib LIB=~/lib make make test make install
You're half done; the other half is to modify your Perl search path to search in this local area before the global areas:
Use "perl -V" to see the entire search path.
3. (Experts only) Build the package locally on-the-fly just before it is required by the application. This is the most complicated to set up, but allows you to add the package's sources to a source control system, allows each checkout of the source tree to potentially have a different version of the package, and you can edit the sources as you wish and never need to type "make". See the Module::LocalBuild package for details.
Where do I go for more help?¶
Most problems with Perl packages are not specific to the packages here at veripool.org. A Google search for "perl package" and the problem should be helpful.