Needless to say, it is perl5.6.0 so I had to live with a few test failures. Also, each module requires to be uploaded via scp to the shell server and from there to
cf.sf.net. I also noticed that those must be the world's slowest computers running Mac OS X. It takes anything between 5 and 15 seconds to extract a single tarball.
I tweaked the environment a bit so now
PERL5LIB always points to my private tree of installed modules. It feels almost like home now.