Perl Installation

software development


I would like to install the latest version of perl, so that I can choose the modules I have loaded.
I am on a shared server, so I don’t have root access.
I downloaded the latest stable version, and set the “prefix” so that it will be loaded to “$HOME/local”.
Although I can run the “Configure” script, when I run “make” it fails. There are various “permission” errors, and then it actually fails on "*** No rule to make target `all’. Stop."
Has anyone been through this process?
Can anyone advise me on what I am doing wrong?

Thanks in advance


When you do the configure step, try something like:

sh Configure -Dprefix=$HOME/local -des

Does that work? -des tells it to use defaults for everything else.


I tried that and it failed.
I gave up on the full installation for now, and am using the provided perl (5.6.1) and just adding any modules I need in my $HOME/local


Can you give an example of the errors you got?