A lot of distros have packages for perl modules that allow many modules to be installed automatically. However every distro has its own naming convention for the packages and it can therefore be difficult to find the right package name. Using the CPAN module avoids this as the generic MODULE::Name syntax can be used, this remains the same no matter which distro is used as it Perl's syntax rather than the distro's syntax.
Install perl modules using CPAN
sudo perl -MCPAN -e shell
If you are not prompted to setup a config, type:
o conf init This will
clear any config to defaults, choose 'yes' to select the default
options. When this has completed type
o conf init urllist to setup
your mirrors, followed my
o conf commit to save changes.
Within the CPAN shell perl modules can be installed by typing
install MODULE::Name . For example:
If there is a problem somewhere in your CPAN config you may need to
Config.pm file. The system-wide file is usually kept in
/etc/perl/CPAN/Config.pm . The user version ~/.cpan/CPAN/MyConfig.pm is
used if it exists.