easiest way to install CPAN on FreeBSD

Noah admin2 at enabled.com
Wed Oct 24 09:45:09 PDT 2007

Martin Hepworth wrote:
> what have you tried and what errors do you get?


thanks for responding.  here are the errors I am receiving when I am 
attempting to update things.

sudo perl -MCPAN -e 'CPAN::Shell->install(CPAN::Shell->r)' 
Sorry, try again.
Cannot load ExtUtils::MakeMaker: Can't locate ExtUtils/MakeMaker.pm in 
@INC (@INC contains: /usr/local/lib/perl5/site_perl/5.8.8/mach 
/usr/local/lib/perl5/site_perl/5.8.8 /usr/local/lib/perl5/site_perl 
/usr/local/lib/perl5/5.8.8/mach /usr/local/lib/perl5/5.8.8 .) at (eval 
4) line 1.
BEGIN failed--compilation aborted at 
/usr/local/lib/perl5/5.8.8/BSDPAN/ExtUtils/MakeMaker.pm line 17.
Compilation failed in require at /usr/local/lib/perl5/5.8.8/CPAN.pm line 16.
BEGIN failed--compilation aborted at /usr/local/lib/perl5/5.8.8/CPAN.pm 
line 16.
Compilation failed in require.
BEGIN failed--compilation aborted.

> -- 
> martin
> On 10/24/07, *Noah* <admin2 at enabled.com <mailto:admin2 at enabled.com> > wrote:
>     Hi there,
>     I am looking around for a really simple way to install CPAN on FreeBSD.
>       I keep running into errors in one variation or another.
>     Anybody have a good page to send me to?
>     Cheers,
>     Noah
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