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Use $HOME/localperl as default prefix for installing perl
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@@ -30,10 +30,13 @@ INSTALLATION
 If you're using a relatively modern operating system and want to
 install this version of Perl locally, run the following commands:
 
-  ./Configure -des -Dprefix=/opt/foo
+  ./Configure -des -Dprefix=$HOME/localperl
   make test
   make install
 
+This will configure and compile perl for your platform, run the regression
+tests, and install perl in a subdirectory "localperl" of your home directory.
+
 If you run into any trouble whatsoever or you need to install a customized
 version of Perl, you should read the detailed instructions in the "INSTALL"
 file that came with this distribution.  Additionally, there are a number of