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Id: 3851
Status: resolved
Priority: 0/
Queue: Module-Build

Owner: Nobody in particular
Requestors: pklein [...]

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Severity: Critical
Broken in: 0.20
Fixed in: (no value)

Subject: Module::Build fails for regular users
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Module-Build-0.20, perl 5.8.0, SunOS ppnd20-m 5.8 Generic_108528-18 sun4u sparc this is a single issue rant on an otherwise neat looking module. In INSTALL.txt, Ken anticipates that ./Build install (this step may need to be done as the superuser) And this is my experience. I don't think this is an acceptible requirement - many users, myself included, do not have root access, and cannot wait N months for IT to patch perl modules, assuming IT is willing to do so (in my case, I'm using a perl distribution that is mounted worldwide, so there is no chance IT will patch this distribution). This is a critical problem. Any module, now or in the future that uses Module::Build will be near uninstallable in corporate environments.
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If you don't want to install as root, then don't - just install to a different location that you have privileges to install to. Module::Build lets you do that, see the docs. It's not Module::Build that's requiring you to be root, it's the fact that you're trying to install to a location where a regular user usually doesn't have privilege to write. -Ken

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