I'm posting this here because Google indexes these journals and I figured it was the fastest way to get it up and searchable. I've submited the link to linux-laptop.net but they haven't updated their page in months. The idea of anyone else having to stumble through the flaming hoops I've already stumbled through is just terrible.
On a Perl-related note, as far as I can tell the Redhat 8 Perl breakage is fixed in Redhat 9. HTML::Template wouldn't install on Redhat 8 but it worked just fine in Redhat 9, even though Redhat 9 still defaults to a UTF-8 locale. Go figure.