Note: the most common way to install panda is via rakudobrew:
rakudobrew build panda. The instructions below are for installing it manually.
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/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
You can also specify a git repository and panda will automatically fetch the code from it. It's also possible to specify a commit to checkout:
panda install git://github.com/tadzik/Net--IRC.git # or panda install git://github.com/tadzik/Net--IRC.git@3c5ca0db791d9ec
If you are behind a proxy, you need to configure git and have HTTP::UserAgent installed which supports proxies. Panda's built-in HTTP client does not.
You can also use the GIT_PROTOCOL environment variable to specify another protocol if git is blocked on your network:
GIT_PROTOCOL=https panda install Acme::Meow