tphyahoo has asked for the wisdom of the Perl Monks concerning the following question:

Trying to get a better handle on how perl installs things, and the logic behind it. So I can have modules installed to a local directory, multiple versions of a module, and so on.

Now, with respect to

Installing modules locally

and especially to tinita's answer at

Re: Installing modules locally

just use: Makefile.PL PREFIX=/home/gabor/perl5lib LIB=/home/gabor/perl5lib At least this has been working well for me. All modules are now instal +led in the given directory instead of architecture-dependant ones and + such and in the architecture dependant ones.
I'd like to ask, what is the meaning of the "PREFIX" and "LIB" parameters to makefile? And where's this documented?