vcpan - Perl5 Module Installation Utility
If you require a Perl5 Module
that is not included in the Perl5 Standard Libraries or the perlpac1 distribution,
you may be able use the vcpan utility to
install it. The vcpan utility is a wrapper around the
perl5 -MCPAN -e shell command that automates module download and
To launch vcpan into interactive mode,
do the following, depending on your Virtual Server O/S.
FreeBSD & Solaris
Connect to your Virtual Server via
Telnet or SSH
and execute the following command.
If you receive an "out of memory" error while running vcpan, you may temporarily
extend your memory limits by invoking the unlimit command before running vcpan
(also available in certain shells as ulimit):
The vcpan utility is not available. Try
Installing Perl5 Modules Yourself.
If you don't know the Virtual Server O/S, try the following:
To access the vcpan online help, do this:
% vcpan -h