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local installation of module

by belize (Deacon)
on Aug 24, 2001 at 03:45 UTC ( #107550=perlquestion: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

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

I need to install Image:Size module in a local directory as I do not have access to root.

I do fine up to the point when I type in:

perl Makefile.PL PREFIX=/u/mydir/perl

substituting the the path to the directory I want to install into for "/u/mydir/perl". I get an error:

sh: /u/mydir/perl: is a directory

and nothing else. All I really want to do is install the module in a local directory and then call it from a CGI that I am writing.

I've searched the site for "install module", but can not find any mention of hte error I get.

Am I missing something?

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Re: local installation of module
by perrin (Chancellor) on Aug 24, 2001 at 04:17 UTC
    No, you're not missing anything. You have it right. Maybe your shell is pointing at the wrong "perl".

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