Unable to install pecl extension for perl in ubuntu server 12.10

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http://askubuntu.com – I need to call a perl script from my php file. I attempted to install the PECL extension for Perl. I was unsuccessful. I tried the following: pecl channel-update pear.php.net Updating channel "pear.php.net" Update of Channel "pear.php.net" succeeded pecl install perl downloading perl-1.0.0.tgz ... Starting to download perl-1.0.0.tgz (24,358 bytes) .....done: 24,358 bytes Validation Error: No release notes found Parsing of package.xml from file "/tmp/pear/temp/peartf4IJH/package.xml" failed Download of "pecl/perl" succeeded, but it is not a valid package archive Error: cannot download "pe (HowTos)