Technology Errors

Failed during this command: RGARCIA/perl-5.10.0.tar.gz : make NO isa perl

First let me say I am not very familiar with Perl or with CPAN so this is to hopefully help out anyone else in my shoes. I received the below type of error during various attempts at installing items from the CPAN shell. I will provide a couple examples of the errors as well as how I figured out that in reality I already had the latest version installed for my version of Perl, which is Perl 5.8.8, and the error was really saying there is a new version but Perl 5.10.0 is required.