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How to install a package in OS X

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I'm new to OS X & Perl in general and have no experience in installing packages. I got the following message: "Can't locate in @INC". I assume I need to install the Can someone post a simple step-by-step list of how to do this for me? I'd really appreciate it. Or, maybe better, point me to a reference on how to install packages?
Thanks much!
May 16 '09 #1
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The first step would be downloading the package from the website
Then extract the zip or gz file.
run the command
perl prefix <your path>
make test
make install

Then you shuld set the PERL5LIB variable properly with the ptah where u installed the PM.

May 19 '09 #2

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Another way would be to use the CPAN interface that comes with Perl. This is easier, especially if you haven't installed software before on a Unix based OS.

The interface is pretty simple to setup, I usually just take the defaults as I am not doing anything extremely specialized and after that, its just a matter of doing an "install <module_name>".

Either way, when you get an error that "" was not found in @INC, that usually means that the module you were trying to use is not installed and if it is, then the path is not listed in @INC and you need to get it into the @INC path. (fyi, @INC can really only be modified at installation of Perl).


May 20 '09 #3

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