Hi, I'm considering upgrading from ActiveState Perl 5.6.1 to 5.8.2 (in order to use the latest Apache and mod_perl, although that's kind of beside the point).
Unfortunately, being a Perl beginner, I've installed CPAN modules by a variety of methods including:
- manually downloading the .zip from CPAN and running its make
- manually downloading the .zip from ActiveState and running its install
- using PPM to download and install from ActiveState
- downloading just the Perl source (!!!) from single .pm files (!!!) on CPAN and placing it by hand. (Honest, that was at the very beginning of learning ...