Thank you for that reply. I just tried that in a fresh shell and it actually works. This does not solve my Eclipse EPIC perl debugger problem though.
I have specifically setup Perl Local in the Debug configuration. (I can run the program just fine without debug.)
I will update the first post to reflect the problem only seems to be in Eclipse Perl Debugger. I really want to be able to use breakpoints and variable inspection in my perl programs. (I also wish I could get variable name refactoring working, but can't.)