Bug 60853 - Perl doesn't look for modules in /usr/local
Perl doesn't look for modules in /usr/local
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: perl (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Warren Togami
David Lawrence
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: 63121 (view as bug list)
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Reported: 2002-03-07 17:23 EST by Need Real Name
Modified: 2007-04-18 12:40 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2005-09-11 07:07:39 EDT
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Description Need Real Name 2002-03-07 17:23:21 EST
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.)

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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.

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