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Does Raspbian come with Perl?

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I got a Pi a while ago and I'm wondering if Raspbian comes with Perl? If so, what version?

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Yes, at the moment Perl version 5.14.2 is what you get when doing "apt-get install perl" with /etc/apt/sources.list pointing to the "The master Raspbian repository"

You can browse the packages here:

http://archive.raspbian.org/raspbian/pool/main/p/perl/

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The pi does come with perl 5.14.2. However if you are looking at doing any coding yourself it is worth looking at perlbrew (which you can install from the repo) which enables you to install the latest version of perl (which is 5.16 with 5.18 coming out in may) and reduces the risk of you breaking the system maintence scripts by installing modules from cpan.


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Does Raspbian come with Perl?

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I got a Pi a while ago and I'm wondering if Raspbian comes with Perl? If so, what version?


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Yes, at the moment Perl version 5.14.2 is what you get when doing "apt-get install perl" with /etc/apt/sources.list pointing to the "The master Raspbian repository"

You can browse the packages here:

http://archive.raspbian.org/raspbian/pool/main/p/perl/

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What if I'm not connected to the internet? - JordanFitz Mar 19 '13 at 21:27

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