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App::perlbrew - Manage perl installations in your $HOME
# Initialize perlbrew init # Pick a preferred CPAN mirror perlbrew mirror # See what is available perlbrew available # Install some Perls perlbrew install 5.14.0 perlbrew install perl-5.8.1 perlbrew install perl-5.13.6 # See what were installed perlbrew list # Switch perl in the $PATH perlbrew switch perl-5.12.2 perl -v # Temporarily use another version only in current shell. perlbrew use perl-5.8.1 perl -v # Or turn it off completely. Useful when you messed up too deep. # Or want to go back to the system Perl. perlbrew off # Use 'switch' command to turn it back on. perlbrew switch perl-5.12.2 # Exec something with all perlbrew-ed perls perlbrew exec perl -E 'say $]'
perlbrew is a program to automate the building and installation of perl in the users HOME. At the moment, it installs everything to
~/perl5/perlbrew, and requires you to tweak your PATH by including a bashrc/cshrc file it provides. You then can benefit from not having to run 'sudo' commands to install cpan modules because those are installed inside your HOME too. It's a completely separate perl environment.
perlbrew, it is required to install
perlbrew depends on one of this two external commmands to be there in order to fetch files from the internet.
The recommended way to install perlbrew is to run this statement in your shell:
curl -kL http://xrl.us/perlbrewinstall | bash
perlbrew installs itself to
~/perl5/perlbrew/bin, and you should follow the instruction on screen to setup your
.cshrc to put it in your PATH.
The downloaded perlbrew is a self-contained standalone program that embeds all non-core modules it uses. It should be runnable with perl 5.8 or later versions of perl.
This installer also installs a packed version of
~/perl5/perlbrew/bin, which is required to build old perls.
~/perl5/perlbrew will contain all install perl executables, libraries, documentations, lib, site_libs. If you need to install
perlbrew, and the perls it brews, into somewhere else because, say, your HOME has limited quota, you can do that by setting a
PERLBREW_ROOT environment variable before running the installer:
export PERLBREW_ROOT=/opt/perlbrew curl -kL http://xrl.us/perlbrewinstall | bash
perlbrew looks for the intialization file that exports
~/.perlbrew/init. In some cases (for instance, if your home directory is shared across multiple machines), you may wish to have several different perlbrew setting per-machine. If so, you can use the
PERLBREW_HOME environment variable to tell perlbrew where to look for the initialization file.
# on machine a $ PERLBREW_HOME=~/.perlbrew-a PERLBREW_ROOT=~/perl5/perlbrew-a ./perlbrew install # on machine b $ PERLBREW_HOME=~/.perlbrew-b PERLBREW_ROOT=~/perl5/perlbrew-b ./perlbrew install
If you specify
PERLBREW_HOME, you will also need to specify both
PERLBREW_ROOT when you first install perlbrew. After that, you'll need to make sure
PERLBREW_HOME is exported when you log in, before you source
if [ "$(hostname)" == "machine-a" ]; then export PERLBREW_HOME=~/.perlbrew-a source ~/perl5/perlbrew-a/etc/bashrc elif [ "$(hostname)" == "machine-b" ]; then export PERLBREW_HOME=~/.perlbrew-b source ~/perl5/perlbrew-b/etc/bashrc fi
You may also install perlbrew from CPAN:
However, please make sure not to run this with one of the perls brewed with perlbrew. It's the best to turn perlbrew off before you run that, if you're upgrading.
perlbrew off cpan App::perlbrew
You should always use system cpan (like /usr/bin/cpan) to install
App::perlbrew because then it will be installed under a system PATH like
/usr/bin, which is not affected by perlbrew
However, it is still recommended to let
perlbrew install itself. It's easier, and it works better.
Please read the program usage by running
(No arguments.) To read a more detailed one:
perlbrew project uses github http://github.com/gugod/App-perlbrew/issues and RT <https://rt.cpan.org/Dist/Display.html?Queue=App-perlbrew> for issue tracking. Issues sent to these two systems will eventually be reviewed and handled.
Copyright (c) 2010, 2011 Kang-min Liu
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