I have been wanting to try out the vshnu shell for a while. So when I was scanning my inifinite todo list for low priority things to do to avoid my high priority tasks, I saw an entry to install vshnu.
A short detour before I get to installing vshnu: I discovered cpan a while ago when I was installing some modules for Amarok a while ago. If you are unfamiliar with perl like me, it is a really neat way of installing perl modules without all the extra work. Using cpan, I installed some dependencies. Make sure you shell into root before running cpan.
cpan> install Term::Screen
cpan> install Filesys:: DiskFree
Back in limited user land…
$ perl Makefile.PL
$ sudo make install clean