This was pretty easy.
Step 2. Upload it to the destination server directly, OR use the
SCP command to transfer it from another web-server to your destination server.
My preferred method was using wget at the middle server so I didn’t have to manually upload it to the middle server myself!
Step 3. On the destination server, which now has the file, run
tar -xzf (filename) to extract the file from the tar and GZip. It will likely be in a folder that matches the name of the original tar.gz file.
Step 4. Go to the newly created folder (
cd) and look at the readme file. (Try using the VIM editor by typing
vim (filename) . When done reading, type :q to exit the file. ( :q! to exit without saving any accidental changes.) The readme file should have listed a few perl commands you should execute– usually ‘perl makefile.PL’, then ‘make’, then ‘make test’, then ‘make install’.
Step 5: After executing the commands requested by the readme file, you should be done! If you need to resolve any dependencies to install this package, go back to step #1 and try again with the new package.
Best of luck!