We are constantly trying new methods of installing the plugins so to make installation and upgrade easy and scriptable (rpm, …). We found the Perl dependencies being the main obstacle and finally favorite a solution depending on docker.
So in the future you could get a fully installed docker image with anything inside and ready to run. This image will of course require docker to run on your monitoring server. But in turn you won’t need to have Perl or any of its plugins installed.
If this sounds either interesting or impossible or something in between to you - we would be very thankful for your comments! Please write to firstname.lastname@example.org.