LinuxNewbie.org: Installing and Using CPAN.pmMar 13, 2001, 15:07 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Robin McFarlane)
[ Thanks to Sensei for this link. ]
"This document assumes that you:
"Quite simply CPAN.pm takes care of those piddling details which can make perl module installation so painful - it will find, ftp, decompress, install and make any module you want, as well as checking you also have any modules further up the chain of inheritance, stopping runtime errors on scripts which are trying to USE modules which themselves USE modules that you didn't know you needed to install (Net::FTP is a good example of this fish hook behaviour as it basically inherits from Net::cmd, and without that you get nothing but a nice cascade display)."