What are the proven/tested version of Perl for CentOS 6 and 7? Is Perl 6
operational on either?
C6 comes with perl 5.10.1
C7 comes with perl 5.16.3
Additionally, there are software collections available for Perl 5.16
I can’t speak for Perl 6, but a cursory search suggests that neither CentOS 6 nor 7 have readily available packages.
But packages aside, as Linux is UNIX-like system, you can always install it UNIX way: download tarball from perl site, compile and install it. You will have to do your own work maintaining it whenever updates are necessary.
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just don’t replace the stuff in the system directories. build your custom perl to live in /usr/local or /opt or something.
Thanks, sure, all of the above makes sense. My question was primarily aimed at those who have at least tried to run Perl 6 on CentOS and actually have some practical experience to report.
EPEL has it for CentOS 6, but not 7. The package is “rakudo-star”, it’s a 2011 version. You can also rebuild the packages from Fedora rawhide which have a 2015 version.