Panda is a module management solution for Perl 6.
To install Panda along with all its dependencies, simply run the script bootstrap.pl in the root of the panda git repo. You must have perl6 installed in order to run bootstrap.pl
git clone --recursive git://github.com/tadzik/panda.git cd panda perl6 bootstrap.pl
Since the bootstrap step currently runs tests with prove, you will need a recent TAP::Harness (3.x) for it to work properly.
After a successful bootstrap, a message will show up saying what path should be added to PATH env variable in order to be able to run panda from the command line. For example:
==> Please make sure that /home/user/rakudo/install/share/perl6/site/bin is in your PATH
If you use bash, you can fulfill that requirement with the following:
echo 'export PATH=$PATH:/home/user/rakudo/install/share/perl6/site/bin' >> ~/.bashrc source ~/.bashrc
One way to run the test suite is with prove from TAP::Harness
prove -e perl6 -lrv t/ # or on windows: prove -e "perl6 -lrv" t/
You will need a recent TAP::Harness (3.x) to have a prove binary with an -e option.
Panda can be used like:
panda install Task::Star
(Task::Star is a handy bundle that installs all the modules shipped with the Rakudo Star Perl 6 distribution.)
Alternatively, you can install a package from the local disk by supplying its path:
panda install ./perl6-Acme-Meow