I will start out by saying that I have been searching the internet, and I my search has revieled to much information. Thus leaving me more confused.
My situation is, I have a linux mandrake 9.2 that I just installed via CDROM. I have Apache running, for I can access it through my intranet. I get the famous "It worked!" page. It Says it is Apache 2 with SSL, Mod_Perl, etc.
I tried the test cgi, and it worked. However I tried a script that needed CGI.pm, and it could not find it. I tried downloading the .pm through CPAN, but it didn't work "error cannot find CGI try " i /CGI/".
Due to frustration, I just downloaded the .pm and save it to the /lib/per/5.8... and this just gave me further errors. It seems that every example I find and try fails. I must be missing something (in my knowledge base).
So I have books on Linux, but they cover so much I need help in narrowing it down to what I should read. For example (Can I compile, make, and install perl from a /tmp dir, or should I be somewhere else?
Any help in pointing me to the right souces would be great.