Perl modules are usually used in scripts and is a software in the Perl programming language. The module should be retrieved from a central repository and installed on the server to properly integrate a Perl module into a script. The Pearl module magic-user loader is a feature, once disabled, cannot be re-enabled and is used to integrate Perl modules into scripts.
Perl Module Installer: It is used to install, download and search for a Perl module from the CPAN repository. There are certain steps to search and install a Perl module—
The table that lists all of the existing modules on the server is the Installed Perl Module table. Every installed module displays the module’s name, version number, and actions which can be classified into:
Installation of Perl modules can be done by building the module from source when a single module with no dependencies has to be installed.
Ubuntu cloud VPS: Sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get upgrade
sudo apt-get install Perl build-essential curl
The Perl module can be built by using these commands –
No dependencies are installed in this process. Otherwise, the system package manager can be used to install the module and all its dependencies or else just the CPAN command will suffice. When executing CPAN for the first time, some configuration parameters need to be set. Some modules on CPAN require more recent versions of Perl (version 5.8 or more).
For Windows, there is Strawberry Perl, which consists of a compiler and is able to install XS CPAN modules from CPAN directly.