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I am trying to use a module in my perl script. I do not have access to the directories that are in perl's search path however. How do I include a perl module in my script when I don't have permission to put it in the path that perl searches?

I would like to use:
use BlahThing;

where BlahThing.pm has all of my variables. My BlahThing.pm module is in the same directory as my script.
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#!/usr/bin/perl

use strict;
use warnings;
use lib '.';  # not normally needed if the module is in the same dir as the script
use BlahThing;

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See: lib - manipulate @INC at compile time
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by:stakor
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When I attempt to do this, I get the following:

Global symbol "$work_tar_dir" requires explicit package name at BlahThing.pm line 15.
Compilation failed in require at /home/username/script.pl line 14.
BEGIN failed--compilation aborted at /home/username/script.pl line 14.

The first part of the script is below (Minus comments):

#!/usr/bin/perl

#
#
#
#
#

use strict;
use warnings;

#
use lib '.';
use BlahThing;
use File::Basename;

#
chdir($drop_dir) or die "Cant chdir to $drop_dir $!";
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Is $drop_dir defined in BlahThing?  If so, did you export it?

Is BlahThing defined as a module or is it simply a library file?
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