Thanks guys! That did the trick. I added
   export PERL5LIB=${PERL5LIB}:/opt/local/lib/perl5/site_perl/5.8.8
to ~/.bash_profile = ~/.bashrc, and I also added
to my ~/.MacOSX/environment.plist so Mac applications, e.g., BBEdit, will also search in the right place.

On Jan 7, 2009, at 10:30 AM, Adam Witney wrote:

On 7 Jan 2009, at 15:24, Vic Norton wrote:

I plan to use CPANPLUS to install new packages and modules. Right now it installs them in
This seems like a good place, but how can I add this directory to @INC? I would prefer not having to start every script with
use lib '/opt/local/lib/perl5/site_perl/5.8.8';

Try adding this to your ~/.profile

export PERL5LIB=${PERL5LIB}:/opt/local/lib/perl5/site_perl/5.8.8

On Jan 7, 2009, at 10:47 AM, Chas. Owens wrote:

OS X 10.5 (or at least my version of 10.5) uses ~/.bash_profile not
~/.profile for user overrides to the default profile (/etc/bashrc).
If this is a multiuser machine and you want the other users to see the
modules as well you can set it in the default profile instead of your

Chas. Owens
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