FreeBSD doesn't support every module ever written, and it certainly wouldn't support modules that the user has authored himself. Plus, if you install from FreeBSD ports, you are limited to using the version of Perl that FreeBSD is presently supporting.
I really enjoy the power and beauty of the FreeBSD ports system, and use it very often. However, when it comes to CPAN.pm, it has its own beauty that often outshines even the ports system.
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