STANDARD INSTALLATION Installing the package involves these steps: 1. perl Makefile.PL 2. make 3. make test If everything succeeded assure to have write permissions for you Perl Library directories. Then: 4. make install "perl Makefile.PL" creates a Makefile for your system. "make" builds the package, "make test" checks if the module really works at your system and "make install" installs it to your system. This includes 3 tools: map - maps characters from and to unicode encoding mkmapfile - creates binary mapfiles from textual mapfiles mkCSGB2312 - creates a GB2312 mapfile Typically you will not use the latter two tools. INDIVIDUAL INSTALLATION If you need store the package differently from the default values you can do so by adding a PREFIX parameter to the first step mentioned above. Like: perl Makefile.PL PREFIX=/usr/local/ "make test" FAILED Oops? Why? Please let me know.