local::lib module is an essential piece of my workflow nowadays. It allows me to easily keep each project Perl modules separate, and therefore minimize breakage.
local::lib was reasonably simple but it got a lot simpler with the latest 1.004001 version. Basically you can just pipe the output of a URL into
perl to bootstrap it.
wget -O- http://bit.ly/local-lib | TARGET=target_dir perl
or if you are a
curl -L http://bit.ly/local-lib | TARGET=target_dir perl
I wish I didn't have to specify the
TARGET environment. It should assume, like the previous bootstrap process,
~/perl5. I'll whip up a patch tomorrow.
There is no permalink to the latest version of the bootstrap script, so until I can find a way to alter the destination URL, we are stuck with the current version of it. I do hope a more definitive URL shows up, like the suggested http://install.local-lib.pl/.
The process worked fine for me in a couple of servers around here, but it is not a complete bootstrap. This process installs the
local::lib module but doesn't adjust your shell configuration to make the settings stick.
So after you need to run this:
TARGET=perl6 echo "eval \$(perl -I$TARGET/lib/perl5 \ -Mlocal::lib)" >>~/.bashrc
local::lib bootstraping section for
Its an excellent service, and it can only get better.