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How do I keep my own module/library directory?

When you build modules, use the PREFIX option when generating Makefiles:

    perl Makefile.PL PREFIX=/u/mydir/perl

then either set the PERL5LIB environment variable before you run scripts that use the modules/libraries (see the perlrun manpage) or say

    use lib '/u/mydir/perl';

See Perl's the lib manpage for more information.

Source: Perl FAQ: System Interaction
Copyright: Copyright (c) 1997 Tom Christiansen and Nathan Torkington.
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