D.1. Instructions

If you need to install Perl modules manually, here's how it's done. Download the module using the link given in the next section, and then apply this magic incantation, as root:

bash# tar -xzvf <module>.tar.gz
bash# cd <module>
bash# perl Makefile.PL
bash# make
bash# make test
bash# make install


In order to compile source code under Windows you will need to obtain a 'make' utility. The nmake utility provided with Microsoft Visual C++ may be used. As an alternative, there is a utility called dmake available from CPAN which is written entirely in Perl.

As described in Section D.2, however, most packages already exist and are available from ActiveState or theory58S. We highly recommend that you install them using the ppm GUI available with ActiveState and to add the theory58S repository to your list of repositories.