cpan2pkg is the tool used to automatically package a module from cpan to mageia as a rpm, along with all its dependencies. it's built on shoulders of giants (cpan2dist, mgarepo, poe, etc)
it used to feature a tk window with one tab per module being investigated - but this was troublesome for people wanting to have a cli. so i just released a new version of cpan2pkg which brings a --text flag (or -T for the lazy ones) which works on the tty. of course, we loose the ability to interact with the application, but that's still convenient sometimes. and of course, the tk version is still available!
long time no post... but now that mageia perl stats are up & running (daily update), i can as well present the site and brag about the new record we achieved: mageia is now shipping with more than 3000 perl packages, for a total of 26500+ real perl modules. not that bad, uh? :-)