[thelist] perl - installing modules with restricted permissions

Sam-I-Am sam at sam-i-am.com
Wed Sep 12 17:19:52 CDT 2001

I want to use Image::Size, but it is not available on my server. 
I can't seem to use CPAN to install the module - not sufficient
permissions to write to the directories it wants to write to, but there
should be no reason why I can't install it under my home directory, and
then push this into @INC right?
Can someone tell me how to do this? I can't see where I would specify
what directory to take as root, or how I would change the Makefile.pl,
or anything else I could do short of rebuilding the tree I have locally
and ftp-ing it. (and it uses autoloader so there's files all over the
place, it's not just a matter of the Size.pm file)

My other option is obviously to request Image::Size from my admin, which
if I end up relying on it I may do, but meantime....

anyhow, I may be missing a profoundly obvious solution, or if you have
an idea what I'm talking about, please let me know. I'm on Win32 here
(test, dev), and linux there - the production web server. 


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