trying to install perl modules locally
Posted on 2004-04-21
I am trying to install perl modules for local use, but I really don't know what I am doing yet. I am having a few problems.
When trying to install MIME::Base64 I run through this process:
perl Makefile.PL LIB=/home/myhome/perl
"Writing Makefile for MIME::Base64"
". . . make: Fatal error: Command failed for target `Base64.o' "
So I figured the module package was missing Base64.o. I downloaded a few other versions and got the same problem. I do have gcc available, so I do not think it is a problem with XS support.
Also, when I try to install a different module with prerequisites, I use this process.
open Makefile.PL and insert the following line:
use lib '/home/myhome/perl/';
Then I run:
perl Makefile.PL LIB=/home/sj151732/perl
It tells me the prerequisite file failed to load.
I'm sure this shouldn't be a tough problem, but It is giving me the run-around.