Pre-Packaged Perl Modules
We have created an easy way
for you to install the most commonly requested Perl5 modules on your Virtual
Server. This group of modules include:
- perl-lwp - perl-lwp contains the LWP (Library for
WWW access in Perl) modules as well as their dependencies. Note that
Bundle::libnet (perl-libnet below) is required for optimal performance.
- perl-mysql - perl-mysql contains the DBD::mysql
database driver for Perl's DBI module (which must be installed separately,
- perl-pg - perl-pg contains Pg and DBD::Pg, two Perl5
modules built to access PostgreSQL databases. DBD::Pg is for use with
Perl's DBI module (which you must install separately) while Pg is for
standalone access to Postgres.
- perl-msql (FreeBSD only) - perl-msql includes all
the necessary Perl libraries to talk to an mSQL database via Perl's
DBI module (which must be installed separately, using vcpan).
- perl-dbd_oracle (Solaris only) - perl-dbd_oracle
includes all the necessary Perl libraries to talk to an Oracle database.
- perl-libnet - This is a collection of Perl5 modules
which provides a simple and consistent programming interface (API) to
the client side of various protocols used in the internet community.
- perl-gd - This is an autoloadable interface module
for libgd, a popular library for creating and manipulating PNG files.
With this library you can create PNG images on the fly or modify existing
- perl-xml_parser - XML::Parser is an XML parser written
in Perl. (It makes use of Expat, so Expat must be installed on your
server if you're going to use XML::Parser. Use vinstall expat.)
To install any of the perl modules listed above, connect to your server
via Telnet or SSH and execute
the following command.:
The perldoc utility, which
you can use to view Perl5 module documentation, on your Virtual Server,
links in a variety of required terminal macro definitions as well as a bunch
of groff/troff/nroff files
required for proper man (manual) page formatting.
Once installed, you may run the following command to access documentation
for your favorite Perl5 module. Substitute your favorite Perl5 module name
for Module::Favorite below.
% virtual perldoc
Installing Your Own Perl 5 Modules
We've provided more information and instructions about Perl5
module installation and CPAN .