What is the difference between CPAN and Cpanm?

The main difference between the two is that if you have Perl you should already have the cpan command. Whereas you won’t have cpanm unless/until you install it.

How do I get Cpanm?

CPAN has evolved and the easiest way now to install CPAN modules is using the CPAN:App::cpanminus installer. It can be run with or without root privileges. (Generally running as root is not recommended.) When run as root it installs into the system libraries.

Where is Cpanm installed?

It installs to wherever ExtUtils::MakeMaker and Module::Build are configured to (via PERL_MM_OPT and PERL_MB_OPT ). By default, it installs to the site_perl directory that belongs to your perl.

What is CPAN command?

“cpan” splits this variable on whitespace and prepends that list to @ARGV before it processes the command-line arguments. For instance, if you always want to use “local:lib”, you can set “CPAN_OPTS” to “-I”.

What is Perlbrew?

perlbrew is a program to automate the building and installation of perl in an easy way. It provides multiple isolated perl environments, and a mechanism for you to switch between them. Everything are installed unter ~/perl5/perlbrew .

What is a Perl distribution?

A distribution is a collection of files that usually includes a Perl module and several other files.

How do I install Perl libraries?

For each of the modules that you downloaded, complete the following steps:

  1. Unpack it into a writable directory.
  2. Run the Perl configure command: perl Makefile.pl .
  3. Run the make command.
  4. Run the make test command. Do not proceed until this command completes successfully.
  5. Run the make install command.

What is the default path of perl?

Correct Option: C (shebang) line.

What is CPAN in Linux?

The Comprehensive Perl Archive Network (CPAN) is a repository of over 250,000 software modules and accompanying documentation for 39,000 distributions, written in the Perl programming language by over 12,000 contributors.

How do I install Perl modules in Linux?

How do I install specific version of perl?


  1. Log into your server via SSH.
  2. Decompress this file.
  3. Change into the new directory.
  4. Run the configure command for the directory you wish to install into.
  5. Next, run make, make test, and finally make install.
  6. Add code to your .
  7. source the .
  8. Finally, check to confirm the new version is being used.

What version of perl do I have?

Type perl -v on a command line to find out which version. ActiveState Perl has binary distributions of Perl for many platforms. This is the simplest way to install the latest version of Perl.