To check what is the perl version on your system, use:
perl -v This is perl, v5.8.7 built for i686-linux
If you need to upgrade your perl installation without breaking your CPanel, please follow this method.
wget http://layer1.cpanel.net/perl588installer.tar.gz tar xfz perl587installer.tar.gz cd perl587installer ./install
After this is done, run:
You can also run the following to ensure that all the necessary modules were reinstalled:
Once you have completed the upgrade, you can check again the perl version (perl -v) to ensure that this was properly installed.