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cbrandtbuffalo (4462)

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Perl programmer at the University at Buffalo.
Friday July 28, 2006
09:22 AM

New CPAN option for sudo

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So maybe I'm a little slow to find this out, but the cpan shell provided by the module has a cool new option. In the past, I've always done 'sudo cpan' on my box to install things on the system, but then all my .cpan stuff is owned by root. Now, if you run this command in your cpan shell:

o conf make_install_make_command 'sudo make'

the cpan shell will run everything as you, then run 'sudo make install' for the last step, just like you would if installing by hand! Very cool.

If you've been doing the 'sudo cpan' thing, you'll need to clean up your .cpan directory because it's owned by root. You can probably chown it, but I chose to just delete it all.

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