I am trying to install MediaWiki::Bot module locally on my server (I am
not the admin).
I am trying to use cpan command line interface for this.
I used following options before beginning installation:
o conf makepl_args "LIBS=-L/home/foo/local/lib
o conf commit
It turned out that MediaWiki::Bot requires bunch of other modules that
cpan tries to install. But I see that many of them fail test cases
because they cannot detect each other. For example,
# Failed test at t/warnings_exist.t line 36.
# got: 'Base class package "Tree::DAG_Node" is empty.'
Or they are getting incorrect version (possibly the one thats installed
#.HTML::Entities version 3.28 required--this is only version 1.35 at
And due to failed test cases cpan does not install anything.
How do I ensure that cpan uses the modules from /home/foo/local ?
Essentially, I want to override the library preference order. I thought
I was doing that using the o conf makepl_args option. But apparently it
is not working.
Any help will be greatly appreciated.