perlbrew is an admin-free perl installation management tool. The latest version is 0.86, read the release note: Release 0.86.
Copy & Paste this line into your terminal:
\curl -L https://install.perlbrew.pl | bash
Or, if your system does not have curl but something else:
# Linux \wget -O - https://install.perlbrew.pl | bash # FreeBSD \fetch -o- https://install.perlbrew.pl | sh
If you prefer to install with cpan, there are two steps:
sudo cpan App::perlbrew perlbrew init
If it is installed with cpan, the perlbrew executable should be installed as
/usr/local/bin/perlbrew. For all users who want to use
perlbrew, a prior
perlbrew init needs to be executed.
The default perlbrew root directory is
~/perl5/perlbrew, which can be changed
PERLBREW_ROOT environment variable before the installation and
initialization. For more advanced installation process, please read the
Install, other ways
What is perlbrew
perlbrew is a tool to manage multiple perl installations in your
$HOME directory. They are completely isolated perl universes.
This approach has many benefits:
- No need to run
sudoto install CPAN modules, any more.
- Try the monthly released new perls.
- Learn new language features.
- Test your production code against different perl versions.
- Leave vendor perl (the one that comes with OS) alone
- Hacking perl internals.
- Just to keep up with fashion.
While the default is good enough, you may customize it to install to alternative places, or even let multiple users share the whole perlbrew environment.
perlbrew is simple
To install the latest stable release, and use it permanently:
perlbrew install perl-5.16.0 perlbrew switch perl-5.16.0
To play with the bleeding-edge version, but only in the current shell:
perlbrew install perl-blead perlbrew use perl-blead
myprogram.pl against all installations of perl, especially helpful when running tests:
perlbrew exec perl myprogram.pl
For more descriptions about commands,
- Getting started with Perlbrew
- Managing Multiple Perl 5 Installations with Perlbrew (BSD Magazine, Volume 12, n. 1, issue 01/2018)
- Deploying Perl bindings from tools installed with Homebrew on OS X
- Perlbrew Configuration
- Reinstall All Modules On New Perl
- Install a sitecustomize.pl file with perlbrew
- Perlbrew 中文簡介
- Perlbrew development and the git flow
- Perlbrew In Shell Scripts
- Perlbrew and Friends
- FixLion Read this if you having issue build new perl on Mac OS X 1.7 (Lion)
perlbrew has always been improving, it is an open source project for everyone to participate. There are currently over 80 contributors and growing. The code repository is located on github. Feel free to send a bug report, a pull request, or a beer. Everything helps :)