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If you're using the Windows Subsystem for Linux (aka Bash or Ubuntu on Windows 10), use the Ubuntu 16.04 package (or the 14.04 one if running an older release) and run /opt/rakudo/bin/fix_windows10 after the installation.


While rakudo-pkg is mainly meant to provide automatic native package creation for system administrators or advanced users, the packages created with rakudo-pkg are released here for end-users. 32-bit packages are not JIT enabled.

The packages can be installed with the default graphical application manager or if you prefer through the command line:

Centos and Fedora: rpm -Uvh *.rpm
Debian and Ubuntu: dpkg -i *.deb

(You can uninstall the package with yum, dnf and apt-get respectively. Do this first to get a clean /opt/rakudo)

The packages are minimalistic by design: they don't run any pre/post scripts and all the files are installed in /opt/rakudo. You'll have to add /opt/rakudo/bin to your PATH. Add this to your .bashrc (or corresponding environment script for other shells):

export PATH=/opt/rakudo/bin:$PATH

Install the Zef Module Manager and modules

In /opt/rakudo/bin you'll find two additional scripts to install the zef Perl 6 module manager:

install_zef_as_user: install zef it in ~/.perl6
install_zef_as_root: install zef in /opt/rakudo as root (use sudo)

You'll need to add the bin directories to your PATH (as the scripts will print).


The following changes were included in this release:

  • Bump Rakudo to version 2017.10.
  • Addition of Ubuntu 14.04 amd packages (useful for Travis CI).
  • New packaging naming scheme for easier upgrades.

[For Rakudo changes on this release, have a look upstream: http://rakudo.org/]