Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 60853
Perl doesn't look for modules in /usr/local
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:40:47 EDT
Description of Problem:
According to standard Unix practice, and according to
/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:
(where "$VERSION" etc. are from Perl's Config module.)
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
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.
*** Bug 63121 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Still an issue in FC4? I think it isn't, but I would like confirmation.
Closing due to lack of response. There is a newer report somewhere asking for