Installation of mod_perl-enabled Apache Without Superuser Privileges Page 7
The simplest way to do this is to quit the interactive shell by typing
quit and reenter it. But if you insist here is how to make it work
without quitting the shell. You really want to skip this :)
If you want to continue working with
quitting the shell, you must:
- remember the value of makepl_arg
- change it to suit your new installation
- build and install mod_perl
- restore it after completing mod_perl installation
this is quite a cumbersome task as of this writing, but I believe that
CPAN.pm will eventually be improved to handle this more easily.
So if you are still with me, start the shell as usual:
% perl -MCPAN -eshell
First, read the value of the
makepl_arg:cpan> o conf makepl_argPREFIX=/home/stas
It will be something like
PREFIX=/home/stasif you configured
CPAN.pmto install modules locally. Save this value:cpan> o conf makepl_arg.save PREFIX=/home/stas
Second, set a new value, to be used by the mod_perl installation process. (You can add parameters to this line, or remove them, according to your needs.) To wit:cpan> o conf makepl_arg 'DO_HTTPD=1 USE_APACI=1 EVERYTHING=1 PREFIX=/home/stas APACHE_PREFIX=/home/stas/apache'
CPAN.pmbuild and install mod_perl for you:cpan> install mod_perl
Fourth, reset the original value to
makepl_arg. We do this by printing the value of the saved variable and assigning it to
makepl_arg:cpan> o conf makepl_arg.savePREFIX=/home/stascpan> o conf makepl_arg PREFIX=/home/stas
Not so neat, but a working solution. You could have written the value on a piece of paper instead of saving it to
makepl_arg.save, but you are more likely to make a mistake that way.
The Apache site's URL: http://www.apache.org
The mod_perl site's URL: http://perl.apache.org
About the Author
Stas Bekman is an author of the mod_perl Guide and is currently co-athoring a book about mod_perl for O'Reilly and Associates, Inc together with Eric Cholet. He is a member of the Apache Software Foundation. You can find more about his works and joys at his personal web site.