Perl library request - local::lib

Brian Mathis
Wed Feb 1 23:40:00 GMT 2017

On Wed, Feb 1, 2017 at 1:46 PM, Achim Gratz <> wrote:
> Brian Mathis writes:
>> Please add the local::lib library to the available perl packages.
> It was a deliberate decision to not include it.  Just throwing out a
> request like that won't convince me otherwise, but I may change my mind
> if you have any arguments with substance.
>> This allows bootstrapping many other packages directly from cpan into
>> a local directory without polluting the main Cygwin files.
> This is still more error prone than one would like and I expect anyone
> capable of getting all the little things right to not have a problem
> with bootstrapping local::lib themselves (I'd do it via cpanm, but there
> are other ways of course).  Also, just by installing CPAN you aren't
> polluting main Cygwin files: the modules distributed with Cygwin install
> under perl_vendor, the modules installed by cpan will end up in
> perl_site.
> Regards,
> Achim.
> --

I appreciate your feedback on this.  Is there somewhere that rationale
is laid out?  If there was a mailing list discussion, then I must have
missed it.  Would you happen to know where it would be in the archive?

~ Brian

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