I am totally unfamiliar with modules etc
This is an excellent and painless chance to get familiar with them :) One of the beauties of Perl is that there's a good chance someone has already done something for you, and it's easy to find that something.
Give the modules mentioned in the previous reply a shot. If you have a specific question or concern regarding modules in general (installation or what have you), feel free to ask.
I'm a peripheral visionary... I can see into the future, but just way off to the side.