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how to add a library

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I am trying to teach myself perl the 'look at other peoples code' method.  It is going well enough.  Now, I have collected a script that starts as follows:

#!/usr/bin/perl
## Program Name: fetch.cgi
use CGI;
use CGI::Carp (fatalsToBrowser);
use LWP::Simple;

My problem is the last line shown above.  I do not have the Simple routines.  How do I get them and install them.

Actually, I do not really understand how to add libraries at all, or where to find them.  By server is running linux on a 386 arcgitecture macgine if this matters.
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by:tdv
ID: 1210205
The easiest way to install a module is using the CPAN module that is installed with recent perls.
Try (on the command line):
perl -MCPAN -e "install LWP::Simple"
CPAN stands for Comprehensive Perl Archive Network, a mirrored set of sites that store perl and its modules. The CPAN module automatically locates a CPAN site, downloads the module and installs it.
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by:jhurst
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tdv,

your method does not work.  

Actually, I discovered that I could just tar the file that ozo recommended in the appropriate place, end of story.

ozo, If you will post an answer, saying anything, I will give you the points.

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You can search for modules at
http://cpan.perl.com/
or
http://theory.uwinnipeg.ca/mod_perl/cpan-search.pl
I'd also second tdv's suggestion on using the CPAN module http://www.perl.com/CPAN/authors/id/ANDK/CPAN-1.44.tar.gz
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