FAQ 8.45 How do I install a module from CPAN?

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8.45: How do I install a module from CPAN?

    (contributed by brian d foy)

    The easiest way is to have a module also named CPAN do it for you by
    using the "cpan" command the comes with Perl. You can give it a list of
    modules to install:

            $ cpan IO::Interactive Getopt::Whatever

    If you prefer "CPANPLUS", it's just as easy:

            $ cpanp i IO::Interactive Getopt::Whatever

    If you want to install a distribution from the current directory, you
    can tell "CPAN.pm" to install "." (the full stop):

            $ cpan .

    See the documentation for either of those commands to see what else you
    can do.

    If you want to try to install a distribution by yourself, resolving all
    dependencies on your own, you follow one of two possible build paths.

    For distributions that use *Makefile.PL*:

            $ perl Makefile.PL
            $ make test install

    For distributions that use *Build.PL*:

            $ perl Build.PL
            $ ./Build test
            $ ./Build install

    Some distributions may need to link to libraries or other third-party
    code and their build and installation sequences may be more complicated.
    Check any *README* or *INSTALL* files that you may find.


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