Whenever any Perl latest version is available then one must have to upgrade on the system. To check the installed Perl Version one can check it via below mentioned command via SSH:
If you need to upgrade Perl version, below is the proper way to do it which will not break cPanel:
1) Run the below mentioned command from servers command prompt:
wget http: //layer1.cpanel.net/perl587installer.tar.gz
tar xfz perl587installer.tar.gz
2) After above mentioned command please run below mentioned command:
One can also run the following command to ensure that all the necessary modules were reinstalled:
Once one have completed the upgrade, they can check again the Perl version (Perl -v) to ensure that this was properly installed.