The translator makes use of several utilities all of which are freely available on most platforms. You may use Archie to find the source code of any utilities you might need.
The requirements for using LaTeX2HTML depend on the kind of translation you would like to perform, as follows:
Warning: You really DO need Perl at patch level 36 or later. Versions of LaTeX2HTML earlier than 0.7a4 work only with Perl 4 at patch level 36. Later versions of LaTeX2HTML work both with Perl 4 at patch level 36 and Perl 5. No version of LaTeX2HTML will work with Perl 4 at earlier patch levels.
If ghostscript or the pbmplus (or netpbm) library are not available it is still possible to use the translator with the -no_images option.
Because by default the translator makes use of inlined images in the final HTML output, it would be better to have a viewer which supports the <IMG> tag, such as NCSA Mosaic. If only a character based browser is available or if you want the generated documents to be more portable then the translator can be used with the -ascii_mode option.