Quickstart Guide

schwern edited this page Apr 13, 2013 · 4 revisions

perl5i requires a lot of modules, and installing Perl modules can be a major pain if you've never done it before and you don't have root. Here's our quickstart guide to setting up Perl and installing perl5i.

There's four problems to be solved.

  1. Install a recent version of Perl.
  2. Configure a CPAN shell to install modules in your home directory.
  3. Configure Perl to find modules in your home directory.
  4. Install perl5i.

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Fortunately, there are tools to make this a short process.

The tools and process are different for Windows and Unix.