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Re: [perl #29504] Perl 5.8.1 Installation Problem

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H.Merijn Brand
May 11, 2004 06:51
Re: [perl #29504] Perl 5.8.1 Installation Problem
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On Tue 11 May 2004 15:07, " (via RT)" <> wrote:
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> Hello there,
> I am using the HP Unix 11 system for my office work.
> I need to Install perl581 on mu machine in a particular directory and not

Why do you need perl-5.8.1? Why not go for the (better) perl-5.8.4?

> in the directory /usr/local.
> can u tell me , that in which files do I need to make changes for that.
> for example if I need to Install the perl in my local directory /home/vidit
> , in which files do i need to make changes.

Uhh, not realy a bug.

Did you read "INSTALL" ?

--8<--- about line 358:
You can specify a different 'prefix' for the default installation
directory, when Configure prompts you or by using the Configure command
line option -Dprefix='/some/directory', e.g.

        sh Configure -Dprefix=/opt/perl

If your prefix contains the string "perl", then the suggested
directory structure is simplified.  For example, if you use
prefix=/opt/perl, then Configure will suggest /opt/perl/lib instead of
/opt/perl/lib/perl5/.  Again, see L<"Installation Directories"> below
for more details.  Do not include a trailing slash, (i.e. /opt/perl/)
or you may experience odd test failures.

FWIW I've got several binary HP-UX builds ready for use available on
my HP ITRC site pages can be found at (please use LA as primary choice):

USA Los Angeles
SGP Singapore
USA Chicago
NL  Hoofddorp

the perl builds available there are to be installed on /opt/perl

Enjoy, have FUN! H.Merijn

H.Merijn Brand        Amsterdam Perl Mongers (
using perl-5.6.1, 5.8.3, & 5.9.x, and 809 on  HP-UX 10.20 & 11.00, 11i,
   AIX 4.3, SuSE 9.0, and Win2k. 
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