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Perl 5.26.2 binary kits for OpenVMS available

Craig A. Berry
April 15, 2018 22:29
Perl 5.26.2 binary kits for OpenVMS available
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Installation kits for OpenVMS Alpha and OpenVMS I64 v8.4 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-PERL526-V0526-2-1.SFX_I64EXE

for Itanium.  Then, on either platform:

$ product install perl526

and follow the usual installation prompts. Note that the major version is now included in the product name so this installation will not remove installations of previous versions (e.g., 5.22 or 5.24).

The kits provided here are intended to be a convenient way to acquire a default build; there are many other configuration options available if you build your own Perl from the source at <>.

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 or, since this is the first kit I've released in the 5.26.x series, you may wish to start with "perldoc perl5260delta" and also look at perl5261delta and perl5262delta.  Or view on the web at:


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