Solaris Package Archive -- perl 5.6.0
Solaris Package Archive
What is it, (from www.cpan.org):
Perl is a high-level programming language with an eclectic heritage written
by Larry Wall and a cast of thousands. It derives from the ubiquitous C
programming language and to a lesser extent from sed, awk, the Unix shell,
and at least a dozen other tools and languages. Perl's process, file, and text
manipulation facilities make it particularly well-suited for tasks involving
quick prototyping, system utilities, software tools, system management tasks,
database access, graphical programming, networking, and world wide web
programming. These strengths make it especially popular with system
administrators and CGI script authors.
The main sites for Perl are
These packages contain versions of perl that have been compiled with the
default settings, i.e. threading turned off. If you required a threaded
perl then my assumption is you know enough to compile your own version
and can probably package it too. Because Perl threading isn't very mature
and not production quality I'm not prepared yet to configure it into the
package archive releases.
I've locked each package to the Solaris release it was built on. Only install
the correct version for your system.
Click here to read about the 32 bit and 64 bit Solaris 7 and 8 packages.
You can download the source code from
You should also install GNUgdbm 1.8.0 when you install this software.
See the main packages README for installation information.