Can you be more specific, and perhaps show the errors you experienced when building these modules? You may want to check out the CPAN::Mini
module, along with merlyn
's article Mirroring your own mini-CPAN
Are you tied to ActiveState? If not you may be interested in PxPerl
"PXPerl lets you install new modules with the Perl built-in cpan script. No need for proprietary packages containing modules binaries, like ActivePerl. You can basically choose whatever module you want from CPAN and install it. If the module requires a C compiler, then PXPerl configures it for you. You can choose among these compilers: MinGW, Microsoft C++ Compiler, and Intel C++ Compiler."
Hope this helps.
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