July 2013 Archives

Common reasons a module won't install

Hi All,

Everyone knows how frustrating it can be to try and fail to install a Perl module. I'm writing an article that will help people troubleshoot the common causes of a module not installing. I've made a list below but have I missed any common installation issues that you've experienced?

  • Unmet Perl dependency (cannot find module in @INC)
  • Unmet C library dependency
  • Perl version not high enough
  • Wrong permissions
  • Broken module
  • Incompatible Operating System
  • Perl not compiled…

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