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Installing cpanminus on Debian 11


In this guide, we will walk you through the process of installing cpanminus (also known as cpanm) on Debian 11. cpanminus is a tool for managing Perl modules from the Comprehensive Perl Archive Network (CPAN) and is often preferred for its simplicity and ease of use. By following these steps, you will be cpanminus up and running on your Debian 11 system in no time.


Before we begin, ensure that you have the following:

  • A Debian 11 system with administrative privileges.
  • A stable internet connection.

Steps to Install cpanminus

Step 1: Update System Packages

To begin, update the package list and upgrade the existing packages on your Debian 11 system. Open a terminal and run the following command:

sudo apt update && sudo apt upgrade -y
Step 2: Install Perl

cpanminus relies on Perl, which is usually pre-installed on Debian. However, to ensure you have the latest version, you can install Perl by running:

sudo apt install perl -y
Step 3: Install cpanminus

Now, you can install cpanminus using the following command:

sudo apt install cpanminus -y
Step 4: Verify the Installation

After the installation is complete, you can verify that cpanminus is installed correctly by checking its version:

cpanm --version

This command should display the version information for cpanminus, indicating that the installation was successful.


You have successfully installed cpanminus on your Debian 11 system. You can now use cpanminus to easily manage Perl modules from CPAN. This tool simplifies the process of installing and managing Perl modules, making it an essential utility for Perl developers and system administrators. Enjoy using cpanminus for all your Perl module needs!

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