Revision history for local::lib

1.008022   2013-10-07 (development release, unindexed)
        - see 1.008019 through 1.008021

1.008021   2013-10-04 (development release, unindexed)
        - yet another attempt to overcome win32 testing issues (paths with
          spaces, backslashes)

1.008020   2013-10-03 (development release, unindexed)
        - yet another attempt to overcome win32 testing issues (paths with
          spaces, backslashes)

1.008019   2013-09-29 (development release, unindexed)
        - another attempt to overcome win32 testing issues (paths with spaces,

1.008018   2013-09-15
        - print out actual paths in more test cases, for helping to diagnose
          mysterious failures

1.008017   2013-09-14
        - avoid "Unrecognized escape \s passed through" errors on win32

1.008016   2013-09-13
        - avoid "Unrecognized escape \s passed through" errors on win32

1.008015   2013-09-12
        - re-release 1.008014 to fix broken MANIFEST

1.008014   2013-09-12
        - fix new test to use alternate path representations on windows, to
          handle potential space issues (regression since 1.008012)

1.008013   2013-09-11
        - fix undef value errors when not installing into a local::lib

1.008012   2013-09-11
        - now handling using -Mlocal::lib in a taintperl environment, by
          ensuring that all libs in PERL_LOCAL_LIB_ROOT are properly added to
          @INC (RT#76661, Karen Etheridge)

1.008011   2013-07-26
        - skip CPAN workaround if running via cpanminus  (miyagawa, RT#85731)

1.008010   2013-05-26
        - Fix a split on undefined value warning (David Golden -- see

1.008009   2013-02-24
        - Remove Carp::Always dep

1.008008   2013-02-24
        - Fix putting arch path in PERL5LIB
        - Refactor Win32 path handling out of ensure_dir_structure_for()
        - Fix activate_paths when PERL_LOCAL_LIB_ROOT starts with :
        - Fix ~/perl5/bin missing in $PATH

1.008007   2013-02-17
        - Back to 1.008004 with Carp fix since subsequent releases were botched
        - Avoid issue where PERL5LIB Carp is older than local::lib one

1.008004   2011-02-24

        - Fix stackable tests on win32 by canonicalizing the path ahead of time

1.008003   2011-02-23

        - Fix tests with stacking l::ls.

1.008002   2011-02-23

        - Add local::lib stacking support.
        - Add activation/deactivation support.

1.008001   2011-01-09

        - Bootstrap Module::Build just like ExtUtils::MakeMaker

1.008000   2011-01-05

        - Remove redundant prereqs now that Module::Build 0.36 is required
        - Makefile.PL avoids CPAN client configuration when not required
        - print_environment_vars_for() refactored with separate function
        - PERL_LOCAL_LIB_ROOT environment is added to disambiguate when
          PERL_MM_OPT, etc. was set by local::lib or other means

1.007000   2010-12-09
        - Chase the Module::Build version which supports PERL_MB_OPT. Thanks to
        miyagawa for pointing this out.

1.006009   2010-12-09

        - Split up method guess_shelltype from parts of print_environment_vars_for
        - Updated documentation about change of use with .modulebuildrc

1.006008   2010-11-17

        - Finally move to PERL_MB_OPT rather than using .modulebuildrc.

1.006007   2010-08-12

        - Fixing stuff so that displays right
        - Documented one method in all languages

1.006006   2010-08-12

        - Added portuguese translation
        - Several minor fixes in the documentation
        - Changed methods look in documentation

1.006005   2010-07-13

        - Added support informations (also for german)
        - Fixed newline in german translation from DOS2UNIX

1.006004   2010-06-10

        - I am stupid.

1.006003   2010-06-10

        - Added german translation right

1.006002   2010-06-10

        - Hotfix for a "Bug"

1.006001   2010-06-10

        - Added german translation
        - Enhanced some parts of english documentation
        - doc patch for win32 from run4flat
        - reverse the perl/arch paths in PERL5LIB

1.006000   2010-03-31

        - Create lib::core::only that provides the "set @INC to core dirs
          only" functionality that was the only part of --self-contained that
          ever worked usefully.
        - Delete broken --self-contained flag from core

1.005001   2010-03-10

        - I am an idiot.

1.005000   2010-03-10

        - More robust handling of running new toolchains on older perls. This
          should sort out issues users have with bootstrapping on e.g. Solaris
          and other traditional Unices. In addition, try to find a GNU tar
          capable of dealing with @LongLink so bootstrapping doesn't fail.

        - Warnings for missing PATH/PERL5LIB (as when not running interactively)
          silenced by a patch from Marco Emilio Poleggi.

        - Start of better docs for C<--self-contained> thanks to

1.004009   2009-11-07

        - Fix warning if your $ENV{PERL5LIB} is undef

        - Doc improvement from kgish/

        - t0m and chrisa on pointed out a PERL5LIB ordering issue
          with C<--self-contained>.

1.004008   2009-10-13

        - Clarify re-reading the shell config file after writing to it.

        - Clarify copyright and licensing for packaging by vendors.

1.004007   2009-09-02

        - Ensure that $ENV{PERL5LIB} and @INC are always de-duped, stopping
          them from growing if local::lib is invoked multiple times for the
          same path. (t0m)

        - Doc improvements by

        - Cleaned up indentation of code lines in the POD. Everything should be
          nice and flush, now.

1.004006   2009-08-25
        - Fix parsing of --self-contained and local lib directory. It's now
          possible to specify flags and the directory in any order. Also made
          adding future flags easier in the future. Thanks to
 for pointing out that --self-contained
          wouldn't work without a directory.

1.004005   2009-08-23
        - Add the --no-manpages option to bootstraping to tell EUMM / MB to not
          generate manpages from POD. Thanks to RKITOVER for providing the
          necessary values for's configuration.

1.004004   2009-08-05

        - Add dependency on Extutils::Install 1.43 and install in --bootstrap
          otherwise we fail to build with latest MakeMaker on OpenSolaris (t0m)

        - Fix Win32 / Cygwin detection (emazep).

1.004003   2009-16-16
        - Stop Makefile.PL exploding if your CPAN is too old to have
          CPAN::HandleConfig. Needed when installing local::lib via CPAN
          using an old CPAN version (t0m)
        - Fix warning from Makefile.PL about ExtUtils::MakeMaker::prompt (t0m)
        - Set PERL5LIB back to calculated @INC with --self-contained, to stop
          invoking other perl scripts from losing the local::lib if they
          mangle @INC from $ENV{PERL5LIB}, and fix install of 'difficult'
          modules with such as Test::Deep (t0m)

1.004002   2009-06-15
        - Fixed up INC untaint procedure to skip/ignore CODE, ARRAY,
          blessed entries. (grink)
        - Include test in xt/ for the above

        - Put PERL5LIB first, so it'll be favored over privlibexp and
          archlibexp when self contained.
        - Automatically untaint @INC (t0m)
        - Prevent @INC from growing when you have multiple scripts using
          --self-contained called from inside one another. (grink by way of t0m)
        - eg/ now no longer requires TARGET, but still
          respects it. (confound)

1.004001   2009-05-21
        - Clean up's environment variable the same way we do for
          CPANPLUS. Add an example program showing local::lib employed
          programmatically (confound).

        - Add the beginnings of a troubleshooting section (pattern).

1.004000   2009-05-14
        - Don't allow dangerous settings for that affect where CPAN
          installs stuff, as this conflicts with what we're trying to do.

        - Make sure that our Makefile is written to the correct directory when
          bootstrapping (confound).

1.003004   2009-05-12
        - Additional documentation and examples concerning having multiple
          local::lib enviornments (amiri)

        - Some install tests courtesy of Hans Dieter Pearcey <>.

1.003003   2009-04-09
        - Expose the internals per RT #36846.
        - Fix the MANIFEST up a bit.

1.003002   2009-02-25
        - Add a doc patch from Torsten Raudssus <> that
          clarifies how to specify a directory other than ~/perl5.

1.003001   2009-01-14
        - Properly bail if given fancy dashes obtained by copy-pasting from a
          UTF8-happy POD formatter. This will bail in both the Makefile.PL and
          in local::lib::import().

1.003000   2009-01-13
        - Add the --self-contained flag from Mark Stosberg, which also contains
          a doc patch warning about the dangers of UNINST=1. Thanks, Mark!

1.002000   2008-08-06
        - make CPAN config reinit non-prompting but still robust
        - make bootstrap auto-init CPAN config and set USE_DEFAULT for deps

1.001000   2007-09-19
        - refactored shell command generation
        - implemented C shell command generation based on this (checks $SHELL}
        - improved docs
        - modified Makefile.PL to install an up-to-date if needed

1.000000   2007-09-13
        - initial release