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As described here at I am trying to find the equivalent apt-get install commands for the current version of Debian for:

 yum install cpan
 yum install perl-ExtUtils-CBuilder perl-ExtUtils-MakeMaker
 cpan install ExtUtils::Install 

These Perl packages don't appear in Debian as you would expect Thanks

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uh, all of those are part of Perl. You shouldn't have to install anything! Why don't you check if you have them first? – ikegami Nov 22 '12 at 23:32
ikegami: some linux distributions come with perl, but only a very stripped down set of modules. (Don't know if that's the situation here.) – ysth Nov 22 '12 at 23:34
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Most debian packages of perl module distributions are named like libdistro-name-perl.

You can search on (or if you swing that way) for packages that contain files ending with a certain name (e.g. ExtUtils/ if necessary.

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HI ysth, I asked a further question at… – heavy rocker dude Nov 22 '12 at 23:58

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