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Rakudo Star

Rakudo Star 2018.04 is a useful and usable production distribution of Perl 6 which supports the latest Christmas Perl 6 (6.c language version).

Installing from binaries

Windows and macOS users can directly install the most recent version of Rakudo Star from the downloads section.

https://rakudo.org/files/

Docker users can directly install with docker pull rakudo-star

Installing from source

People on UNIX-like systems can try out Rakudo Star from an extracted source tarball.

You will need recent versions of perl, git, make and gcc. Also a basic familiarity with UNIX.

For full instructions see http://rakudo.org/how-to-get-rakudo/

A quick start for Linux/Mac/BSD/Mingw etc. follows:

% wget https://rakudo.perl6.org/downloads/star/rakudo-star-2018.04.tar.gz
% tar xfz rakudo-star-2018.04.tar.gz 
% cd rakudo-star-2018.04
# perl Configure.pl --gen-moar --prefix /opt/rakudo-star-2018.04     
# make install

Rakudo Star 2018.04 Errata

  • Windows port: NativeCall modules, such as Linenoise, may not fully work depending on compiler (differs depending on whether mingw or MSVC and whether 32 or 64 bit).
  • Windows 10, using the Windows Subsystem for Linux: You will have to apply this fix to account for the WSL not supporting execstack properly
  • Intel/Linux, Intel/*BSD and Mac: no specific issues known currently.