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Old 07-03-2002, 01:50 AM   #1
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Installing a perl module - howto

I've a perl program that uses HTTP::Request, and this doesnt

seem to be available on my linux. Is "HTTP::Request" the name

of the module, or it is available in some module some diff name?

At CPAN search, I found libwww-perl has this. But when I try to

install it, like

CPAN> install libwww-perl

it fails, and all the following also fail:

CPAN> install libwww-perl-5.65

CPAN> install libwww-perl-5.65.tar.gz

CPAN> install HTTP::Request

Then, I downloaded libwww-perl-5.65.tar.gz and did

perl Makefile.PL


make test

This make test showed 72% tests only passed.

Does this mean the installation failed? With this, I still

cannot run my perl program.

Any Help appreciated.


Old 07-03-2002, 04:45 PM   #2
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Did you try to run the CPAN module through perl at install that way?

E.g type at the command line:

perl -MCPAN -e shell

follow the questions through, and then type:

install ******** (where *** is the name of the module)

whilst there which will fetch it for you and install to the right place.

What were the errors you received?


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