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On Thu, Jul 18, 2013 at 11:07:34AM +0300, Shlomi Fish wrote:
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> Hi Ian,
> On Thu, 18 Jul 2013 09:58:29 +0200
> Anne Wainwright <anothera...@fables.co.za> wrote:
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> > Hi there,
> > A simple question here - but then you know my knowledge is limited!
> > I do my development work on my laptop, it has a local installation of
> > perl.
> > The current script that I am developing is to run on my (ubuntu) server
> > from my home account. I will need to install several modules for this.
> > Question. Do I use cpan as root or can I just fire up $ cpan from my
> > home account and install them?
> It depends on what you want to do. You can use something like local-lib
> ( https://metacpan.org/release/local-lib ) to install modules under your home
> directory - only for your current user. If you use cpan as root, then it may
> install files all over the filesystem, and thus - may pollute it. You can also
> try to package these CPAN distributions as Ubuntu packages. See what I wrote
> about all that here:
> Shlomi Fish
Thank you, Shlomi. That of course is what I had to have done to use
local perl on my development machine. So local-lib also on the server then.
Your site is looking great, lots of interesting stuff on there. The w3m
browser shows it well.
> > many thanks
> > Ian
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