The local::lib Perl module lets you install packages in a dedicated location under your home directory, so that you don't need permission to install in the O2-wide directories in /n/app or /usr. On this page, we use the naming convention of perl5-O2 for the personal Perl package directory, though you can name it whatever you like. We use the perl/5.30.0 module for setting up local::lib in the instructions below, but it will also work with other available Perl modules on O2.
Turning on local::lib
You can set up local::lib so that each time you login, you'll be using a relatively modern version of Perl and local::lib. That way, the modules you install in your local perl5-O2 directory today will be available next time you login.
The following three commands will modify your .bashrc file to always look in your local directory first for Perl packages:
That's it! Once you've turned it on, installing Perl modules with tools like cpan or cpanm will automatically install them to your local perl5-O2 directory. To make modules that you installed to your local library available within a Perl script, add a use statement to the top of your script:
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