easiest way to install CPAN on FreeBSD

James A. Harrison jamesh at lanl.gov
Wed Oct 24 07:50:44 PDT 2007

> Gerard wrote:
>> On October 24, 2007 at 01:44AM Noah wrote:
>>> I am looking around for a really simple way to install CPAN on FreeBSD.
>>> I keep running into errors in one variation or another.

I'm not a very heavy perl user, but I've never *needed* to install CPAN on
FreeBSD. A little creative searching has revealed that most perl packages
are part of the FreeBSD Ports collection.

If you use more obscure CPAN packages, I can see there might be a need to
install CPAN, but try ports first.


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