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Re: Out-of-the box Perl version - lowest common denominator

by atcroft (Abbot)
on Jan 16, 2021 at 04:35 UTC ( #11126990=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Out-of-the box Perl version - lowest common denominator

At least for Linux (and some *BSD) based OS distributions, lists versions of major included packages (including perl). If there is a particular distribution in use at the client location, then this might be of help.

For the top 21 distributions viewed on their site in the past six (6) months, the perl version breakdown for the last two (2) (or so) releases is as follows:

  • 5.14.1 (Arch 2011.08.19)
  • 5.16.3 (CentOS 7.8.2003)
  • 5.22.1 (Zorin OS 12.4)
  • 5.24.1 (deepin 15.11, MX Linux 18.3)
  • 5.26.1 (elementary OS 5.1.7 (hera), elementary OS 5.0 (juno), Linuxfx 9.4, OpenSUSE 15.2, Puppy 9.0 (bionicpup), Zorin OS 15.3)
  • 5.26.3 (CentOS 8.2.2004)
  • 5.28.1 (antiX 19.3, Debian 10 (buster), deepin 20.1, Linux Mint 4-LMDE (debbie), MX Linux 19.3, Solus 4.0)
  • 5.30.0 (Kali 2019.4, KDE Neon 20210114, KDE Neon 20201231, Linuxfx 10.7.105, Linux Mint 20.1 (ulyana), Pop!_OS 20.04, Puppy 9.5 (fossapup), Ubuntu 20.04 LTS (focal), Ubuntu kylin 20.04 (focal))
  • 5.30.1 (Endeavour 2019.12.22, Solus 4.1)
  • 5.30.2 (Fedora 32)
  • 5.30.3 (Kali 2020.4, Pop!_OS 20.10, Ubuntu 20.10 (groovy), Ubuntu Kylin 20.10 (groovy))
  • 5.32.0 (antiX bullseye-alpha1, Arch current, Debian unstable (sid), Debian testing (bullseye), Endeavour 2020.09.20, Fedora rawhide, Fedora 33, Manjaro stable, Manjaro 20.2.1, OpenSUSE tumbleweed, Ubuntu snapshot (hirsute))

Hope that helps.

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Re^2: Out-of-the box Perl version - lowest common denominator
by kcott (Bishop) on Jan 16, 2021 at 09:53 UTC

    G'day atcroft,

    I really appreciate you taking the time to extract this information from that site. Thankyou very much; it certainly will be useful.

    I had a bit of a poke around in that site and found other useful items (unrelated to the OP question). I've bookmarked DistroWatch; it looks like it could be useful in the future.

    — Ken

      My CSV is based on and I agreed with them a way to automate the extraction process (as in: they agreed with me on a way to milk their site).

      Enjoy, Have FUN! H.Merijn
Re^2: Out-of-the box Perl version - lowest common denominator
by Leitz (Beadle) on Jan 16, 2021 at 15:07 UTC

    I wonder if there's something similar for those of us who get to use older Perls on non-Linux systems? Solaris, HP/UX, and some fruit based thing are still a thing.

    I've also just looked at RiscOS; thinking about it for my RPi.

    Addendum RiscOS ships with Perl 5.8.8.

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