in reply to
Update on setting up a PAUSE testing environment
which did not look alright. Clearly cpanm is not correctly installed at least in terms of where it is placing modules.
Looks right to me. You should find /home/hsmyers/perl5/perlbrew/bin/cpanm to be a link to the current selected perl.
lrwxrwxrwx ... a2p -> ~/usr/perlbrew/perls/current/bin/a2p*
lrwxrwxrwx ... c2ph -> ~/usr/perlbrew/perls/current/bin/c2ph*
lrwxrwxrwx ... corelist -> ~/usr/perlbrew/perls/current/bin/corelist*
lrwxrwxrwx ... cpan -> ~/usr/perlbrew/perls/current/bin/cpan*
lrwxrwxrwx ... current -> perl-5.12.3/