Thanks for all the feedback. I want be clear that the "cpan" or "cpanplus" shouldn't be required tools for an end user to have, in part because they shouldn't need to use or understand a shell.
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in thread A Vision for Easy Web Application Deployment for Perl
If tools like they are involved at all, they should come into play as part of the web-based configuration step. There the software can ask permission, and then install extra modules under the covers.