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From there I am manually copying

Those weren't the instructions you were given. You asked how to pass custom options (noxs) to Makefile.PL, so you were told to use

cpanm --look Date::Simple perl Makefile.PL noxs make make test make install

This is basically exactly what cpanm Date::Simple does, except it passes noxs to Makefile.PL.

That wouldn't work here -- noxs is specific to Date::Simple -- but the point is you weren't told to avoid the installer (by that post), and it shouldn't be surprising that doing so can lead to problems.

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