Over a million developers have joined DZone.
{{announcement.body}}
{{announcement.title}}

Cpan With Sudo

DZone's Guide to

Cpan With Sudo

·
Free Resource
http://sial.org/howto/perl/life-with-cpan/

If CPAN is installed in your home directory, the system-wide cpan may cause problems when run via sudo(8), as by default sudo will invoke CPAN using the ~/.cpan/CPAN/MyConfig.pm configuration, but as root, which causes no end of trouble. To avoid this problem, reset the HOME environment variable with the -H option to sudo when invoking CPAN.

sudo -H cpan
Topics:

Opinions expressed by DZone contributors are their own.

THE DZONE NEWSLETTER

Dev Resources & Solutions Straight to Your Inbox

Thanks for subscribing!

Awesome! Check your inbox to verify your email so you can start receiving the latest in tech news and resources.

X

{{ parent.title || parent.header.title}}

{{ parent.tldr }}

{{ parent.urlSource.name }}