When Ubuntu releases a new version of its OS every 6 months, that release is largely frozen in time.
Root access is required, and I do not want to compile new binaries to install in a directory that is in my path.
Ubuntu 11.10 Perl version A link: What version of Perl is shipped with the Desktop Version of 11.10? keywords=perl&searchon=names&suite=all§ion=all You should use perlbrew; this is the actual way to do it.
Maybe Ubuntu people won't like this way because it is not package based, but if you need to involve yourself into Perl, this is a prerequisite.
Usually you have to install a few extra CPAN modules to use all the features in TWiki.For distributions like Red Hat, Cent OS, Fedora, Mandriva etc most CPAN libraries are available as RPM packages.If you need a CPAN library called CGI:: Session then the naming convention normally used is perl-CGI-Session.If you install additional plugins you might need to install additional CPAN modules. For building the CPAN modules from sources it is assumed that you have a fully working Perl and C development environment (including a C compiler and make tool) - but you may have much easier alternatives.This is not required if you can install the libraries as packages.