One thing I forgot to mention. I picked up a couple of really useful CPAN tips:
- In the latest versions of CPAN.pm you can specify that sudo be used “make install” so you don’t have to run “sudo cpan” up front, which is dead handy.
- Of course, installing into your home directory is better.
- CPAN::Mini keeps a private mirror of CPAN up to date. It comes out at around 500Mb. After being stuck on a train with no wireless, the value of this became very clear!