Trying out Perl packages locally

I’ve really enjoyed Perl since I started using it in late 2016. I invite you to experiment with it yourself! For trying out packages from CPAN (Perl’s package archive) on your local system, I suggest:

  1. Install local::lib per https://metacpan.org/pod/local::lib#The-bootstrapping-technique
  2. Install cpanminus. If it’s not a system package on your distro, follow https://metacpan.org/pod/App::cpanminus#Installing-to-local-perl-(perlbrew,-plenv-etc.) .
  3. say cpanm App::cpmcpm is faster than cpanminus 😀
  4. To install a module, say cpm -gv Whatever::Module

Yes, this is more tedious than I would prefer! I’m sure there are shorter ways that are distro-specific, but the above should work just about anywhere.

Some sites that can help you learn:

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