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|Summary:||Perl doesn't look for modules in /usr/local|
|Product:||[Retired] Red Hat Linux||Reporter:||Need Real Name <arensb+redhat>|
|Component:||perl||Assignee:||Warren Togami <wtogami>|
|Status:||CLOSED WONTFIX||QA Contact:||David Lawrence <dkl>|
|Version:||7.1||CC:||dmenest, mathias, perl-devel|
|Fixed In Version:||Doc Type:||Enhancement|
|Doc Text:||Story Points:||---|
|Last Closed:||2005-09-11 07:07:39 EDT||Type:||---|
|oVirt Team:||---||RHEL 7.3 requirements from Atomic Host:|
Description Need Real Name 2002-03-07 17:23:21 EST
Description of Problem: According to standard Unix practice, and according to http://www.redhat.com/docs/manuals/linux/RHL-7.2-Manual/ref-guide/s1-filesystem- fhs.html /usr is for the vendor-supplied parts of the OS, and /usr/local is for site-local additions. This is so that a system administrator can upgrade by making a backup of /usr/local, upgrading, and restoring /usr/local. Therefore, if I install a Perl module for which there is no RPM, it should go in /usr/local/perl/lib/$VERSION/$ARCHNAME . However, the standard Perl installed with Red Hat 7.2 (and probably later versions) doesn't look in /usr/local. The following directories ought to be added to Perl's @INC: /usr/local/perl/lib/$VERSION/$ARCHNAME /usr/local/perl/lib/$VERSION /usr/local/perl/lib/site_perl/$APIVERSION/$ARCHNAME /usr/local/perl/lib/site_perl/$APIVERSION (where "$VERSION" etc. are from Perl's Config module.) Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable): How Reproducible: Steps to Reproduce: 1. 2. 3. Actual Results: Expected Results: Additional Information:
Comment 1 Hypercube 2003-01-08 20:00:14 EST
When will this be fixed? It is still a problem in Red Hat Linux 8.0 BTW, bugs 60853 and 63121 appear to be duplicates of each other.
Comment 2 Chip Turner 2003-04-11 17:20:40 EDT
*** Bug 63121 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 3 Warren Togami 2005-05-28 03:26:20 EDT
Still an issue in FC4? I think it isn't, but I would like confirmation.
Comment 4 Warren Togami 2005-09-11 07:07:39 EDT
Closing due to lack of response. There is a newer report somewhere asking for this elsewhere.