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Binary distributions of 5.18.2 available for VMS and HP-UX

by Tux (Abbot)
on Jan 13, 2014 at 17:00 UTC ( #1070434=perlnews: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


Craig A. Berry has provided installation kits for OpenVMS Alpha and OpenVMS I64 v8.3 and later. They are available here.

The files are self-extracting archives and after downloading you must run them like so:





After that for either:

$ product install perl

and follow the usual installation prompts.

Have an appropriate amount of fun. Anything related to these kits that turns out to be more fun than you can handle is probably best reported on the vmsperl mailing list.

Changes in this release can be found via typing "perldoc perldelta" after installation, but note that the following item was inadvertently deleted from those release notes:

The PERL_ENV_TABLES feature to control the population of %ENV at p +erl start-up was broken in Perl 5.16.0 but has now been fixed.


On my site you will now find software depots for perl-5.18.2 for HP-UX 10.20 PA, 11.00 PA2, 11.11 PA2, 11.23 IA64, and 11.31 IA64, all but 10.20 with contain both 32bit and 64bit builds.

The depots all include DBI-1.630 and Tk-804.031. See for depot release notes the Perl section on my site.

After fetching the compressed depot of choice, install it using something similar to:

# bzip2 -d /tmp/ # swinstall -s /tmp/ perl

which will install both 32bit perl (in /opt/perl32) and 64bit perl (in /opt/perl64), but it still won't alter /etc/PATH. If you prefer to install only one of the two versions:

# swinstall -s /tmp/ perl.perl5-32 # swinstall -s /tmp/ perl.perl5-64

Enjoy, Have FUN! H.Merijn

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