Installing Perl modules

We assume that you are familiar with locating and retrieving the Perl module of your interest. This is also described in detail in the Section called Software installation sequence in Appendix D.

  1. To install a Perl module, you need to uncompress and untar it.

    user% tar xvfz a-perl-module-name.tar.gz

  2. Enter the created directory and run

    user% perl Makefile.PL


    You may get an error that a dependancy is not met. In this case, you need to meet the requirement and try again. The most common case is that you need to install another Perl module first.

  3. Then run the make command.

    user% make

  4. Test the result with

    user% make test

  5. Complete the installation with

    user% make install