Solaris is one of the platforms of choice for Perl, you should have no trouble installing it with the following commands (run as root, and assuming you've downloaded the source to the latest release, currently 5.8.8):
bunzip2 stable.tar.bz2 # may require installation from sunsite
tar -xf stable.tar
cd perl-5.8.8 # adjust as appropriate
configure -des && make all test install
and you shall see, it is better than DOS.
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