I am trying to install the dropbox-api onto my suse 11.4 but i keep getting this error:

Can't locate DateTime.pm in @INC (@INC contains: /usr/lib/perl5/site_perl/5.12.3/i586-linux-thread-multi /usr/lib/perl5/site_perl/5.12.3 /usr/lib/perl5/vendor_perl/5.12.3/i586-linux-thread-multi /usr/lib/perl5/vendor_perl/5.12.3 /usr/lib/perl5/5.12.3/i586-linux-thread-multi /usr/lib/perl5/5.12.3 .) at /root/bin/dropbox-api line 6. BEGIN failed--compilation aborted at /root/bin/dropbox-api line 6.

At first I thought it lacked some perl modules so I went ahead and installed some CPAN modules along with the CPAN shell using

#perl -MCPAN -e shell

So through the shell I installed the extra modules like

# install DateTime::TimeZone 

But still I get the same error. Does anyone know what I could be doing wrong or what's wrong? I am using these instructions to install the API.


Did you install DateTime::Format::Strptime ? It has DateTime as a dependency so it should have been installed.

Try running the following test to verify that DateTime is installed:

$ perl -MDateTime -e1

The test is successful if it does not produce any output; a message like Can't locate DateTime.pm in @INC <...> means DateTime wasn't found in the library search paths.

Did you use cpanm to install DateTime::Format::Strptime ? if you used the cpan shell, make sure you said 'yes' to 'follow dependencies', so that dependencies for a module are installed automatically.

Are you using perlbrew or local::lib? Either tool can cause a module to be installed to non-standard locations, such that programs cannot find them (unless they are also run with local::lib or perlbrew.

Failing all of the above, what is the output of running:

$ echo DateTime | perl -MFile::Spec -nE'BEGIN { say STDERR qq{Searching "${ \join(q{", "}, @INC)}"} } chomp; for my $dir ( @INC ) { my $module_file = File::Spec->catfile( $dir, split /::/, $_ ) . qq{.pm}; say $module_file if -e $module_file; }'

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