>If you wish to script this process, I've had good success automating dev
<br>>environment setup with Module::Install (and
<br>>Module::Install::AutoInstall). You still have to do first-time
<br>>configuration of CPAN, though.
<br>I'm giving that a try.
<br>>With Linux From Scratch (LFS), he doesn't have any other option. I've
<br>>concentrated the relevant resources about CPAN here:
<br>>However, it seems that with perl-5.8.7 (as perl-5.8.8 was released in
<br>>2-February-2006 - http://dev.perl.org/perl5/news/2006/perl-5.8.8.html and
<br>>there's already perl-5.8.9 and perl-5.10.1) and probably a lot of other out-
<br>>of-date stuff, the OP's system is in a very sorry state. I suggest that he
<br>>installs a decent, maintainable distribution there.
<br>Not desireable. As I said, I'm not a developer--I've retired from programming! Perl has a support role here, it's there because it's a prereq for so many other things. I've been running this system on 64MB classic 586 Pentiums. "Thou shalt not overcommit the hardware."
<br>TANSTAAFL (There ain't no such thing as a free lunch)
<br>Not responsible for anything after this line.