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Old 01-10-2006, 10:18 AM   #1
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CPAN root or unprivileged user

what's the difference from issuing

perl -MCPAN -e shell

from root shell or unprivileged user??? If I want to install some perl module/software do I have to do it as root or user? because both work....

Old 01-11-2006, 09:30 PM   #2
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well the command to run the shell will work for any user, but if you try to install a package as non-root, I don't think the installation will work. Or if it does work, then the difference would be that as root, the package will install in /usr/lib which will make the package available to everyone. Where as, doing that as a non-root user would make the package available only to that particular user.


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