As far as I could see, the error is fairly general and seems perhaps related to the checking of "pragma". At least, when I tried to re-install Perl::Critic with CPAN, the install gave an error when doing the "pragma" test.
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May be I should just switch to AS Perl 5.8.8 ... but I have tons of modules installed (some through ppm, some through CPAN) and it takes me days to re-install them all.
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