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Anyone installing Perl modules?

From: Bill Moseley
Subject: Anyone installing Perl modules?
Date: Thu, 8 May 2003 11:48:20 -0700
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I'm installing pure-perl (i.e. don't have to be built) modules using in:


and I've got libexecdir defaulting to 

I like this because it keeps my package together in once place, but it means 
that my
modules are not in the standard @INC.  Even that is not a big problem because 
programs I 
install in $PATH can be set at configure time to add libexecdir/perl to @INC.  
Still, that 
means "perldoc Foo" to read docs in a module I'm installing fails.

But, is there a better or more common way to install my Perl modules into the 
system @INC 
using Automake/autoconf?  There still should be a way to override where they 
are installed 
with a configure switch.

Oh, somewhat related and a C question:

If I install a helper program in libexecdir (which is not in the $PATH), what 
is the best 
way to portably add that path in my C program (for either a popen() or 
fork/exec to run the 

Thanks very much,

Bill Moseley

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