Installing dependencies failed on my test system, yet I found it actually worked when I went back to my dev system (but it is not configured with LVM for full testing).
$ sudo cpan Config::IniFiles Sys::Syslog Date::Format Getopt::Long DBI
Details of error:
.... CPAN.pm: Going to build S/SA/SAPER/Sys-Syslog-0.27.tar.gz WARNING: LICENSE is not a known parameter. Checking if your kit is complete... Looks good 'LICENSE' is not a known MakeMaker parameter name. Writing Makefile for Sys::Syslog cp Syslog.pm blib/lib/Sys/Syslog.pm /usr/bin/perl /usr/share/perl/5.8/ExtUtils/xsubpp -noprototypes -typemap /usr/share/perl/5.8/ExtUtils/typemap Syslog.xs > Syslog.xsc && mv Syslog.xsc Syslog.c cc -c -D_REENTRANT -D_GNU_SOURCE -DTHREADS_HAVE_PIDS -DDEBIAN -fno-strict-aliasing -pipe -I/usr/local/include -D_LARGEFILE_SOURCE -D_FILE_OFFSET_BITS=64 -O2 -DVERSION="0.27" -DXS_VERSION="0.27" -fPIC "-I/usr/lib/perl/5.8/CORE" -DUSE_PPPORT_H Syslog.c In file included from Syslog.xs:6: /usr/lib/perl/5.8/CORE/perl.h:420:24: error: sys/types.h: No such file or directory /usr/lib/perl/5.8/CORE/perl.h:451:19: error: ctype.h: No such file or directory /usr/lib/perl/5.8/CORE/perl.h:463:23: error: locale.h: No such file or directory /usr/lib/perl/5.8/CORE/perl.h:480:20: error: setjmp.h: No such file or directory
Some searching was necessary to find this thread and confirm that my prod server did not have a correct dev package.
apt-get install libc6-dev
NOTE: While the doc refers to the module File::Basename, trying to install this throws an error which when you investigate further is a false positive. The README does refer to this being normally part of the default perl installation.