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Craig A. Berry
January 9, 2014 01:20
Perl 5.18.2 binary kits for OpenVMS available
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Installation kits for OpenVMS Alpha and OpenVMS I64 v8.3 and later are available at:


The files are self-extracting archives and after downloading
you must run them like so:


for Alpha, and:

  $ run VMSPORTS-I64VMS-PERL-V0518-2-1.SFX_I64EXE

for Itanium.  Then, on either platform:

  $ product install perl

and follow the usual installation prompts.

Have an appropriate amount of fun.  Anything related to these kits that turns out to be more fun than you can handle is probably best reported on the vmsperl mailing list.[1]

Changes in this release can be found via typing "perldoc perldelta" after installation, but note that the following item was inadvertently deleted from those release notes:

    The PERL_ENV_TABLES feature to control the population of %ENV at perl
    start-up was broken in Perl 5.16.0 but has now been fixed.

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Craig A. Berry

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