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rakudo-pkg offers native Linux 64-bit packages of the Rakudo compiler/runtime for Raku and the zef module installer. The packages track the upstream releases closely. Most of the time, the packages will be released on the same day as the Rakudo sources. At the moment, packages are provided for Alpine, Debian, EL (RHEL/CentOS/Amazon/Oracle Linux), Fedora, openSUSE, Ubuntu and their derivatives. Additionally, a relocatable build is also provided that works universally on all recent Linux distributions without the need of installation or root privileges.


OS Repositories

The easiest way to install and update Rakudo is by using the rakudo-pkg repositories (hosted at CloudSmith):

Relocatable Builds and direct downloads

Zef Module Manager

See the zef documentation.

Add rakudo to the PATH

See the PATH documentation.

Clean up

After removing the package, you can safely remove /opt/rakudo-pkg for leftover file (like module installations). The repo file (with the name matching nxadm-pkgs-rakudo-pkg-*) can be also removed if rakudo-pkg is no longer necessary in the future.

Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL)

See the WSL documentation.


See the security documentation.

Using rakudo-pkg for testing upstream Rakudo

See the devbuild action documentation.