9. Installing Perl Modules without Root Access

Installing Interchange without root access is no problem. However, installing Perl modules without root access is a little trickier.

You must build your makefile to work in your home dir. Something like:

PREFIX=~/usr/local \
INSTALLPRIVLIB=~/usr/local/lib/perl5 \
INSTALLSCRIPT=~/usr/local/bin \
INSTALLSITELIB=~/usr/local/lib/perl5/site_perl \
INSTALLBIN=~/usr/local/bin \
INSTALLMAN1DIR=~/usr/local/lib/perl5/man \

Put this in a file, say 'installopts', and use it for the Makefile.PL.

perl Makefile.PL `cat installopts`

Then, forget ./config. Just do:

make test
make install

Some of the tests may fail, but that's probably ok.

Also make sure to install Bundle::Interchange, which will need the same config data as you put into 'installopts'.