Perl under MacOS X

Matt Lawrence matt.lawrence at
Thu Jun 2 10:07:46 BST 2011

On 02/06/11 09:06, Kieren Diment wrote:
> On 02/06/2011, at 5:55 PM, Randy J. Ray wrote:
>> I find myself the unexpected caretaker of a MacBook Pro, handed off to me when someone at $JOB left recently. It's shiny. And very eye-candy-ish. But I am now wishing I'd paid more attention to recent discussions of OSX-related stuff. I seem to recall some issues with Xcode 4 and compiled CPAN modules? And some references to something called perlbrew? Some of this I've learned a bit about with the help of The Google, but if anyone can offer me some tips they'd be most appreciated (and duly rewarded with drink the next time I'm in London). The problem here isn't lack of information, rather the problem is over-abundance of it. And much of what I find on Google is years old, and the problems I'm vaguely remembering seemed more recent than that...
> Perlbrew makes this easier apparently.

Perlbrew short version:

$ curl-L  <>  |  bash
$ . ~/perl5/perlbrew/etc/bashrc
$ perlbrew install perl-5.14.0
$ perlbrew install-cpanm

Long version at


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