No, Ultimately unless you know for sure the module is installed by testing to see if it exists I would assume it needs to be installed.
Apple's developer tools will need to be installed (or mac ports) if you want to compile and build tools, or in this case perl modules. This is just standard operating procedure if you want to develop in general on the Mac. See Packy Anderson's post on how to install with CPAN, I would advise new people who have not installed/compiled perl on Mac OS X using either the default system perl or their own version to look at the article below, it will help avoid some common pitfalls: http://developer.apple.com/mac/library/releasenotes/OpenSource/PerlExtensionsRelNotes/index.html 2cents - Brian PS: sorry didn't cc the list here it is again. On Mon, Sep 14, 2009 at 10:23 AM, Doug McNutt <dougl...@macnauchtan.com> wrote: > Is it possible that some perl modules are not installed until Apple's > developer tools are installed? > -- > > --> A fair tax is one that you pay but I don't <-- >