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NAME
App::perlbrew - Manage perl installations in your $HOME
SYNOPSIS
# 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
# Switch to a certain perl executable not managed by perlbrew.
perlbrew switch /usr/bin/perl
# Or turn it off completely. Useful when you messed up too deep.
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 $]'
DESCRIPTION
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.
INSTALLATION
To use "perlbrew", it is required to install "curl" or "wget" first.
"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 these statements in
your shell:
curl -Lk http://xrl.us/perlbrewinstall | bash
After that, "perlbrew" installs itself to "~/perl5/perlbrew/bin", and
you should follow the instruction on screen to setup your ".bashrc" or
".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 "patchperl" to
"~/perl5/perlbrew/bin", which is required to build old perls.
The directory "~/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 -Lk http://xrl.us/perlbrewinstall | bash
You may also install perlbrew from CPAN:
cpan App::perlbrew
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 "switch" or "use"
command.
However, it is still recommended to let "perlbrew" install itself. It's
easier, and it works better.
USAGE
Please read the program usage by running
perlbrew
(No arguments.) To read a more detailed one:
perlbrew -h
PROJECT DEVELOPMENT
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.
AUTHOR
Kang-min Liu "<gugod@gugod.org>"
COPYRIGHT
Copyright (c) 2010, 2011 Kang-min Liu "<gugod@gugod.org>".
LICENCE
The MIT License
CONTRIBUTORS
See <https://github.com/gugod/App-perlbrew/contributors>
DISCLAIMER OF WARRANTY
BECAUSE THIS SOFTWARE IS LICENSED FREE OF CHARGE, THERE IS NO WARRANTY
FOR THE SOFTWARE, TO THE EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW. EXCEPT WHEN
OTHERWISE STATED IN WRITING THE COPYRIGHT HOLDERS AND/OR OTHER PARTIES
PROVIDE THE SOFTWARE "AS IS" WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EITHER
EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE IMPLIED
WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. THE
ENTIRE RISK AS TO THE QUALITY AND PERFORMANCE OF THE SOFTWARE IS WITH
YOU. SHOULD THE SOFTWARE PROVE DEFECTIVE, YOU ASSUME THE COST OF ALL
NECESSARY SERVICING, REPAIR, OR CORRECTION.
IN NO EVENT UNLESS REQUIRED BY APPLICABLE LAW OR AGREED TO IN WRITING
WILL ANY COPYRIGHT HOLDER, OR ANY OTHER PARTY WHO MAY MODIFY AND/OR
REDISTRIBUTE THE SOFTWARE AS PERMITTED BY THE ABOVE LICENCE, BE LIABLE
TO YOU FOR DAMAGES, INCLUDING ANY GENERAL, SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL, OR
CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES ARISING OUT OF THE USE OR INABILITY TO USE THE
SOFTWARE (INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO LOSS OF DATA OR DATA BEING
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FAILURE OF THE SOFTWARE TO OPERATE WITH ANY OTHER SOFTWARE), EVEN IF
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