JUST OPEN SOURCE MATTERS!

May 19, 2008

How to install perl modules through CPAN on ubuntu hardy server

Filed under: Perl, Ubuntu — Tags: , — egoleo @ 1:53 pm

This assumes that you have grabbed a copy of the ubuntu hardy server
cd from the ubuntu.com website.

1. Install all dependent packages for CPAN
sudo  apt-get install build-essential

2. invoke the cpan command as a normal user

$cpan

But once you hit on enter for “cpan” to execute, you
be asked of some few questions. To make it simple for
yourself, answer “no” for the first question so that
the latter ones will be done for you automatically.

3. Once the above is done, you will be present with the cpan
prompt. now enter the commands below

make install

install Bundle::CPAN

4. Now all is set and you can install any perl module you want. examples of what installed below

cpan prompt>  install  IO::File
cpan prompt>  install  Net::SMTP_auth
cpan prompt>  Email::MIME::Attachment::Stripper
cpan prompt>  Mail::POP3Client

Blog at WordPress.com.