How to install perl packages programatically

Posted on 2009-04-02
Last Modified: 2012-05-06
i need to install some packages to run my perl script.
how to install these perl packages programatically using perl script
Question by:YUGA255
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Expert Comment

ID: 24050047
That depends on the installation mechanism you are using. I dare say, that CPAN is most widely used, but ActivePerl, for instance, comes with its own module installation mechanism.

For CPAN use this module (see code snippet below):

Note: Depending on the system and how perl is set up, the installation of perl modules might require root/admin-rights.
use CPAN;



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Author Comment

ID: 24050204
Actually my requirement is like this,
actually i have to install some perl packages in a server system,but that server system does not have internet connection.
i have all the .tar.gz files of the required packages.
i need something like when i run a perl script it has to install all the .tar.gz what all are .tar.gz files i provided.

Accepted Solution

WeiXi earned 500 total points
ID: 24050279
> use CPAN;
> CPAN::Shell->install("NWCLARK/Acme-Meta-0.02.tar.gz");
should do the job for you.

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