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perl (11) Versions 1.2.4

Installs perl and provides a define for maintaining CPAN modules

cookbook 'perl', '~> 1.2.4'
cookbook 'perl', '~> 1.2.4'
knife cookbook site install perl
knife cookbook site download perl

perl Cookbook

Manages Perl installation and provides cpan_module, to install modules from... CPAN.



  • Debian/Ubuntu/Mint
  • RHEL/CentOS/Scientific/Oracle/Fedora
  • ArchLinux
  • Windows


  • perl['packages'] - platform specific packages installed by default recipe
  • perl['cpanm']['path'] - platform specific path for cpanm binary to live
  • perl['cpanm']['url'] - URL to download cpanm script from
  • perl['cpanm']['checksum'] - checksum for the above remote file


To install a module from CPAN:

cpan_module 'App::Munchies'

Optionally, installation can forced with the 'force' parameter.

cpan_module 'App::Munchies'
  force true

License & Authors
- Author:: Joshua Timberman (<>)

Copyright:: 2009, Opscode, Inc.

Licensed under the Apache License, Version 2.0 (the "License");
you may not use this file except in compliance with the License.
You may obtain a copy of the License at

Unless required by applicable law or agreed to in writing, software
distributed under the License is distributed on an "AS IS" BASIS,
See the License for the specific language governing permissions and
limitations under the License.

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This cookbook has no specified dependencies.

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