the pp packager from the PAR distribution works quite well, although you must thoroughly test the packaged executable on a sample of target machines. I have noticed that an occasional dependency is not picked up.
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A recent client was extremely frustrated when an executable did not work on one of their target machines even though it passed all tests on mock target machines. I added an additional runtime check -c to the pp call and that fixed the problem.
you can install PAR via cpan. pp will be a part of the install.
I myself would like to see a list of issues or problems that people have had with pp. I'm using it in a similar admin centric tool dev way that I anticipate you could be using it and it is working well for me. You should explicitly declare your use of modules at the top of your script, especially if you are using dbd modules rather than just load them within DBI.