If you can do it from windows, then use Putty as your SSH client. I don't know any SSH client for X, but you can check list here and download some.I've never worked with SSH before and don't know the command to login as root.
I've figured out to use Terminal on my Mac OS X , but have no clue what to enter in order to even connect to my server so I can make it to the upgrade commands.
Could someone help me out getting started?
Once you have SSH client installed, all you have to do (usually) is to enter name of host you want to connect to - that will be main IP address of your server. Connection method is SSH-2, port is usually 22.
When you connect, server asks you for username, enter root and then your password. Now you are in and you can execute commands needed for Perl upgrade. Just follow instructions from cPanel's auto email:
Now wait and prey to all Gods for error-less result. :DThe version of perl you are running (v5.8.7) is too old. There are known problems that cannot be worked around with this version of perl. It is HIGHLY recommended that you upgrade to v5.8.8 or later. Any module install failures should be ignored until perl has been upgraded as some modules will not be able to install with this version of perl.
You can ensure that each installed module gets carried over to
the updated Perl build with the use of the "autobundle" CPAN feature.
You can create a bundle of the currently installed modules
by executing the following while logged in via SSH as root:
perl -MCPAN -e 'autobundle'
Once completed, you should see the following output before getting
returned to the shell:
'Wrote bundle file /home/.cpan/Bundle/Snapshot_2007_08_16_00.pm'
Once you've made note of this file name, you can proceed with the update.
On linux based systems, you should be able to update Perl using
the installer provided at layer1.cpanel.net:
tar -zxf perl588installer.tar.gz
On FreeBSD based systems, you will need to install Perl from ports.
This will take a few minutes, so take a coffee break and check
the status when you return. Once the update has completed, you
can install all previously installed modules from the CPAN bundle
by executing the following (with the bundle name adjusted to the
name of the bundle generated earlier):
perl -MCPAN -e 'install Bundle::Snapshot_2007_08_16_00'
This should install each of the modules present in the bundle,
assuming there are no issues during the installation (dependencies,
Once this has completed, execute the following to ensure that all modules
required by cPanel are installed, and restart cPanel: