sh: line 1: make: command not found
I can't remember the perl environment very well. I do recall CPAN.
Looks to me like you need to install some developer tools first though...
Can you 'make' anything? Like in a C environment?
First guess, I think the C development tools will work...
If you have the original RH9 CD, they should be there under development tools.
BTW: Where have you been the last three years