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Old 04-02-2009, 07:01 AM   #1
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perl module not found by normal user


Hello,

I installed a CPAN module as root on a RHEL 5 system. As root, I can use it in a perl script. As a normal user, it says it is not found. I'm assuming this has to do with the @INC variable, but I'm not sure how to change it. Any suggestions would be appreciated.

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Old 04-02-2009, 07:26 AM   #2
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If the module is installed correctly, it doesn't matter if it's installed as root.

Check your @INC and look by hand wether or not the module is really there.

perl -e "print @INC;" will tell you.
 
Old 04-02-2009, 07:47 AM   #3
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Well, the module was installed to /usr/lib/perl5/site_perl/5.8.8/XML/Simple.pm and /usr/lib/perl5/site_perl/5.8.8 is in @INC. There is nothing in /usr/lib/perl5/site_perl/5.8.8 except the XML directory. Do I need something else there?

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Old 04-02-2009, 08:07 AM   #4
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solved

I found the problem. The XML and other subdirectories had 750 permission. When I changed to 755, it worked.

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Old 04-02-2009, 09:47 AM   #5
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Try installing some other module via the CPAN shell mechanism and check just in case wether or not the directory permissions are correct - you really don't want to change it every time you install some new module.

If they're not, you better take a look at your umask-settings or you have to change your user/group setup - I don't know how Red Hat treats its Perl. Maybe you just have to add "users" to some group.

And just to have it mentioned: 5.10 is the recent Perl version.
 
  


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