I am using Device::SerialPort with no problems on 10.4.11 (Tiger). I know of folks using it successfully on 10.5.x.
in reply to Unable to use Device::SerialPort on Mac OS X
I think AnonyMonk is pointing you in the right direction w.r.t. multiple Perl installations. You start with
#!/usr/bin/perl, which is the Apple-supplied Perl. But all that /opt/local/... points at MacPorts, which suggests that you also have a Perl installation from there (probably /opt/local/bin/perl; try saying which perl on the command line). My guess is that even though you think you installed Device::SerialPort by hand, you either did so using the MacPorts Perl, or you really installed it via MacPorts (looks to me that they have a port for that).
Check to be sure that you really do have a MacPorts-installed Perl and change your shebang line accordingly. As AnonyMonk suggests, also try reinstalling Device::SerialPort if the altered shebang does not work.
Disclaimer: I don't use MacPorts, so these are Intelligent Guesses, not Definitive Truth.
Updated: I see you also posted back while I was replying and that you are back on track. If you change the first line of your script to
#!/opt/local/bin/perl you will get the right Perl installation and not have to do /opt/local/bin/perl < filename on the command line.