ubuntu 12.04 install CPAN

Install all dependent packages for CPAN

sudo apt-get install build-essential

Invoke the cpan command as a normal user


Once you hit on enter for “cpan” to execute, you be asked of some few questions. To make it simple for yourself, answer “no” for the first question so that the latter ones will be done for you automatically.

Enter the commands below

make install install Bundle::CPAN

Now all is set and you can install any perl module you want. examples of what installed below:

cpan prompt> install IO::File 
cpan prompt> install Net::SMTP_auth 
cpan prompt> install Email::MIME::Attachment::Stripper 
cpan prompt> install Mail::POP3Client