Thanks for that link to the perlbrew bug report. I read it, but do not understand the fundamental problem in this instance.
I was hoping pulling or cloning perlbrew from git and doing the initial install with whatever system Perl was available would eliminate the need for Admin. And it seems like manually installing the patchperl using curl (as is done in the last post in that thread) would run into the same problem of curl accessing the 'net. Has anyone figured out the root cause for this bug?