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Old 02-06-2011, 10:17 PM   #1
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where do i untar a module to?

I was having trouble installing IO::Socket::SSL, however from the reasearch that I have done, I learned that the problem is with Net::SSLeay.

So I downloaded the developers version, which is supposed be the better module and it is on my desktop

However I am not really sure what directory I should untar it to.
Where do modules go to - which directory do I untar the module to
Old 02-06-2011, 10:50 PM   #2
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I downloaded the Digest::MD5
module from CPAN and then did a find command.

casper@casper-laptop:~$ find . -name MD5
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Installing IO::Socket::SSL : sudo apt-get install libio-socket-ssl-perl
Or use the 'Package Manager' = Synaptic for the package install.

2300 perl modules are available, the list is here

If you find a module, not listed in Synaptic,
the commands are :
sudo cpan
> cpan install <name> , which will also install dependencies.

Manual install ( which is last resort ) : Extract to /home/<user-name/tmp/
( or other folder in /home/<user-name/ ).
Example libio-socket-ssl-perl_1.33.orig.tar.gz

cd IO-Socket-SSL-1.33/ && perl Makefile.PL && make && make test && sudo make install


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Old 02-07-2011, 10:45 PM   #4
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sudo apt-get install libio-socket-ssl-perl- worked. So if you need to install IO::Socket::SSL just do it as above.

When I tried to install it this way:
perl -MCPAN -e 'install IO::Socket::SSL' there is something wrong with one of the dependencies on CPAN, namely Net::SSLeay.

So I downloaded the new and improved version of NET::SSLeay - the only downside of this new improved version is that you have to manually install it.
So instead of putting it on my desktop, I can put it in my tmp file and then just install it - the module will put the files where they need to be?

There are some good sites on how to install the modules from scratch, however none of them tell you where to initially place the file (when you use apt get or cpan they automatically put the files where they need to be). Ok so put them in the tmp file when you first manually install them.

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