App::perlbrew - Manage perl installations in your $HOME
# Initialize perlbrew init # Install some Perls perlbrew install perl-5.8.1 perlbrew install perl-5.11.5 # See what were installed perlbrew installed # Switch perl in the $PATH perlbrew switch perl-5.11.5 perl -v # Switch to another version perlbrew switch 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-5.11.5
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 almost like an isolated perl environments.
The recommended way to install perlbrew is to run these statements in your shell:
curl -LO http://xrl.us/perlbrew chmod +x perlbrew ./perlbrew install
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 embed all non-core modules it uses. It should be runnable with perl 5.8 or high versions of perls.
You may also install perlbrew from CPAN with cpan / cpanp / cpanm:
This installs 'perlbrew' into your current PATH and it is always executed with your current perl.
Please read the program usage by running
(No arguments.) To read a more detail one:
Alternatively, this should also do:
If you messed up to much or get confused by having to many perls installed, you can do:
perlbrew switch /usr/bin/perl
It will make sure that your current perl in the PATH is pointing to
As a matter of fact the
switch command checks whether the given argument is an executale or not, and create a symlink named 'perl' to it if it is. If you really want to you are able to do:
perlbrew switch /usr/bin/perl6
But maybe not. After running this you might not be able to run perlbrew anymore. So be careful not making mistakes there.
Copyright (c) 2010, Kang-min Liu
The standalone executable contains the following modules embedded.
Copyright (c) 2000-2002 Roy Hopper, 2009 Adam Kennedy.
Licensed under the same term as Perl itself.
The MIT License
Patches and code improvements were contributed by:
Tatsuhiko Miyagawa, Chris Prather, Yanick Champoux, aero
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