samizdat has asked for the wisdom of the Perl Monks concerning the following question:
Fellow Monks of great Perlness:
I run FreeBSD 4.11-STABLE as my platform, and one of the things I've noticed is that there are a number of p5 ports for various modules that are on CPAN. Can someone enlighten me as to what differences are embedded in the ported version configs that aren't handled by CPAN? When CPAN versions bomb, I go look and almost always find a customized port in /usr/ports that does work.