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- from App::cpanminus is a script to get, unpack, build and install modules from CPAN. It's dependency free (can bootstrap itself) and requires zero configuration
- from CPAN has been distributed with Perl since 1997 (5.004). It has many more options than cpanm, it is also much more verbose.
- from CPANPLUS had been distributed with Perl since 5.10 (2007) until 5.20 (2014). This offers even more options than cpanm or cpan and can be installed just like cpanminus.
$ sudo apt-get install make #it's prerequisite $ cpan App::cpanminus #initialize package manager & sudo apt install cpanminus #(optional) via apt package manager $ cpan local::lib #enables to install modules without requiring root or administrator access $ cpanm <Module>::<Name> #use sudo (most cases) if you don't use local libs
You can search available packages in cpan repository.
# Install common packages cpan Task::Kensho #recommended modules cpan XML::Smart cpan XML::RSS cpan Date::Parse cpan POSIX