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There are a couple of considerations:
  • What type of access do you have on that host system?
    If you have ssh or telnet access your life has become easier.
  • If you have access to a c compiler and a make utility on that system you're fine, too.

If you are on a UN*X-like system you can do:
perl Makefile.PL PREFIX=~/private_modules make make test make install
This will install the module in question into the private_modules directory in your home directory.
Note that this is not guaranteed to work with all modules. See ExtUtils::MakeMaker for details.

In general you can safely install your private modules into your own directory and let perl look for packages in there first by doing:

use lib "~/my_private_modules_first"; print join ":", @INC;
Perl has the list of directories to search stored in its @INC array, so you might want to play with that.
Of course check out lib.pm also ;-).

If you do not have direct access to the server, things get a bit more difficult, as you will have to prepare the modules by yourself on your local system first, and then upload them to the right directory on your server.

Kay


In reply to Re: installing local modules by janx
in thread installing local modules by emilford

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