Wrap your head around that for a second -- that's the same FreeBSD 6.2 released in January 2007. There were sixteen stable releases of Perl 5 between the releases of Perl 5.005 and FreeBSD 6.2. Surely in nine years, someone might have had a few moments to try to upgrade to a version of Perl released sometime in the 21st century. Just skip the commercials during a week's worth of television, no?
Or, you know, stick with the modern version of Perl included with FreeBSD 6.2.
Possibly my favorite part is that my Build.PL requires at least Perl 5.6.2, which is in my mind now also ancient Perl (seven stable releases old). This is the last bit of motivation I need to stop coddling this ridiculous situation by writing passthrough Makefile.PL files. What a waste of my time for such an unbelievably stupid situation.