How to install Perl 5.16 on CentOS 6 from source

This is a step by step installation of Perl 5.16 on Linux CentOS 6.


  • run command one by one so you can spot any possible errors.

Step to complete this task 

  • all the command bellow must be done as the root user.
    Untar the perl ball

Move inside the perl folder

Install make and gcc if not already installed

Setup perl home

Start perl compilation

Remove old symbolic link

Create new symbolic link for the new perl install

Vertify perl version

Install pelrbrew

Install cpanm tool

Install perl modules



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