# Installation of Perl

I'm going to begin this with the process in Ubuntu, then in OS X and finally in Windows. I haven't tested it on all perl versions, but it should be a similar process.

Use Perlbrew if you like to switch easily beween different versions of Perl.

I want to state that this tutorial is about Perl in it's open-source version. There are other versions like activeperl which its advantages and disadvantages, that are not part of this tutorial.

# Linux

There is more than one way to do it:

  • Using the package manager:
    sudo apt install perl
    
    
  • Installing from source:
    wget http://www.cpan.org/src/5.0/perl-version.tar.gz
    tar -xzf perl-version.tar.gz
    cd perl-version
    ./Configure -de
    make
    make test
    make install
    
    
  • Installing in your $home directory (not sudo needed) with [Perlbrew](https://perlbrew.pl):
    wget -O - https://install.perlbrew.pl | bash
    
    

    See also Perlbrew

  • # OS X

    There are several options:

  • [Perlbrew](https://perlbrew.pl/):
    # You need to install Command Line Tools for Xcode  
    curl -L https://install.perlbrew.pl | bash
    
    
  • [Perlbrew](https://perlbrew.pl/) with thread support:
    # You need to install Command Line Tools for Xcode  
    curl -L https://install.perlbrew.pl | bash
    
    

    After the install of perlbrew, if you want to install Perl with thread support, just run:

    perlbrew install -v perl-5.26.0 -Dusethreads
    
    
  • From source:
    tar -xzf perl-version.tar.gz
    cd perl-version
    ./Configure -de
    make
    make test
    make install
    
    
  • # Windows

    • As we said before, we go with the open-source version. For Windows you can choose strawberry or DWIM. Here we cover the strawberry version, since DWIM is based on it. The easy way here is installing from the official executable.

    See also berrybrew - the perlbrew for Windows Strawberry Perl