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Panda Panda is an implementation of a Perl 6 module manager specification.


Panda is a module management solution for Perl 6.


To install Panda along with all its dependencies, simply run the script in the root of the panda git repo. You must have perl6 installed in order to run

git clone --recursive git://

cd panda


Since the bootstrap step currently runs tests with prove, you will need a recent TAP::Harness (3.x) for it to work properly.

If you are behind a proxy, you need to configure git and configure wget to use the proxy.

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

Running Tests

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



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