Term-ReadLine-Gnu is used by quite a few modules, including Dist::Zilla, but it isn't always clear how to install it. Here I collected some of the instructins and tested them on using Github Actions in this reposiotry.

Show Installed version

Before we see how to install it, let's see how can we display the version after we installed it:

perl -MTerm::ReadLine -e 'print "Term::ReadLine $Term::ReadLine::VERSION\n"'
perl -MTerm::ReadLine -e 'print "Term::ReadLine::Gnu $Term::ReadLine::Gnu::VERSION\n"'

Ubuntu system perl

sudo apt-get install libterm-readline-gnu-perl

Ubuntu other Perl

Check if the $TERM environment variable is set. If not set it:

export TERM=xterm-256color

Install the development files of the readline C library:

apt-get install -y libreadline-dev

cpanm Term::ReadLine::Gnu

Centos system Perl

yum install -y perl
yum install -y epel-release
yum install -y perl-Term-ReadLine-Gnu