FAQ 8.47 How do I keep my own module/library directory?

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8.47: How do I keep my own module/library directory?

    When you build modules, tell Perl where to install the modules.

    For "Makefile.PL"-based distributions, use the PREFIX and LIB options
    when generating Makefiles:

            perl Makefile.PL PREFIX=/mydir/perl LIB=/mydir/perl/lib

    You can set this in your CPAN.pm configuration so modules automatically
    install in your private library directory when you use the CPAN.pm

            % cpan
            cpan> o conf makepl_arg PREFIX=/mydir/perl,LIB=/mydir/perl/lib
            cpan> o conf commit

    For "Build.PL"-based distributions, use the --install_base option:

            perl Build.PL --install_base /mydir/perl

    You can configure CPAN.pm to automatically use this option too:

            % cpan
            cpan> o conf mbuild_arg --install_base /mydir/perl
            cpan> o conf commit


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