Installation scripts for the Rakudo Perl 6 Star distribution
The Rakudo Perl 6 Star distribution is released quarterly from https://rakudo.org.
The two installation scripts
The first script downloads the lastest release and the second script (created with the Perl 6 program in directory "util/") is used to do the actual configuration and installation steps:
- Downloads a tgz archive of the latest Rakudo Perl 6 package (which is usually updated quarterly) and unpacks it in the current directory.
An install script to be run from inside the directory created by the previous script.
The script will install the Perl 6 files, along with a collection of useful modules, into directory:
The script will also output a script to be sourced to update the user's path to use the new files.
The installation scripts above are based on the following text is from the Rakudo Perl 6 website: https://rakudo.org/files/star/source
============================================================================= The exact steps required may differ, depending on your operating system: mkdir ~/rakudo && cd $_ curl -LJO https://rakudo.org/latest/star/source tar -xzf rakudo-star-*.tar.gz mv rakudo-star-*/* . rm -fr rakudo-star-* perl Configure.pl --backend=moar --gen-moar make # If you wish, you can run the tests # Depending on your machine, they could take over half an hour to run make rakudo-test make rakudo-spectest make install echo "export PATH=$(pwd)/install/bin/:$(pwd)/install/share/perl6/site/bin:\$PATH" >> ~/.bashrc source ~/.bashrc =============================================================================