Installing Perl on Unix
Can be obtained from the CPAN (Comprehensive Perl Archive Network) at http://search.cpan.org.
The easiest way to install Perl modules on Unix is to use the CPAN module. For example:
shell> perl -MCPAN -e shell cpan> install DBI cpan> install DBD::mysql
DBD::mysql is the Perl5 Database Interface driver for the MySQL database.
To find a particular module, use the i command, followed by an expression that you want to search for:
cpan> i /Time/
CPAN.pm will go out to the CPAN mirrror that you selected, download the list of modules, and tell you which ones match the search word.
To install a module, just type:
cpan> install Time::CTime
CPAN.pm takes care of the whole process. It downloads the compressed file, unpacks it, builds it, and installs it all for you, unless there is a problem with the installation process. If there are other modules on which this module relies, it will also download and install those.
perl Makefile.PL, make, make test, make install
The standard way to install a Perl module on Unix is to change into the directory that was created when you unpacked the .tar.gz file, and then type the following sequence of commands:
perl Makefile.PL make make test make install
This will create a makefile for you, then compile the module, test it, and put it in the correct location for you.
List perl modules installed on the server.
perl -MCPAN -e 'CPAN::Shell->r'