[CentOS-announce] Announcing release for Perl 5.16 and 5.20 on CentOS Linux 7 x86_64 SCL

Tue Dec 22 12:12:25 UTC 2015
Honza Horak <hhorak at redhat.com>

I am pleased to announce the immediate availability of versions 5.16 and 
5.20 of the Perl language stack on CentOS Linux 7 x86_64, delivered via 
a Software Collection (SCL) built by the SCLo Special Interest Group 

You can get started in three easy steps (example of Perl 5.20):
$ sudo yum install centos-release-scl
$ sudo yum install rh-perl520
$ scl enable rh-perl520 bash

At this point you should be able to use perl just as a normal 
application. Examples of commands run might be:
$ perl my-app.pl
$ sudo yum install rh-perl520-perl-CPAN make
$ sudo cpan App::cpanminus
$ sudo cpanm -n Furl

In order to view the individual components included in this collection, 
including additional Perl modules, you can run:
$ sudo yum list rh-perl520\*

About Software Collections
Software Collections give you the power to build, install, and use 
multiple versions of software on the same system, without affecting 
system-wide installed packages. Each collection is delivered as a group 
of RPMs, with the grouping being done using the name of the collection 
as a prefix of all packages that are part of the software collection.

The collections perl516 and rh-perl520 deliver versions 5.16 and 5.20 of 
the Perl language stack, cpan installer and some other modules that are 
also included in the collections as RPMs.

For more on the Perl, see https://www.perl.org.

The SCLo SIG in CentOS
The Software Collections SIG group is an open community group 
co-ordinating the development of the SCL technology, and helping curate 
a reference set of collections. In addition to the Perl collections 
being released here, we also build and deliver databases, web servers, 
and language stacks including multiple versions of PostgreSQL, MariaDB, 
Apache HTTP Server, NodeJS, Ruby, Python, PHP and others.

Software Collections SIG release was announced at 

You can learn more about Software Collections concepts at: 
You can find information on the SIG at 
https://wiki.centos.org/SpecialInterestGroup/SCLo ; this includes howto 
get involved and help with the effort.

We meet every second Wednesday at 16:00 UTC in #centos-devel (ref: 
https://www.centos.org/community/calendar), for an informal open forum 
open to anyone who might have comments, concerns or wants to get started 
with SCL's in CentOS.


SCLo SIG member