Panda is a Perl 6 module manager.
Panda is not maintained and developed anymore; please use
Note: the most common way to install panda is via
rakudobrew build panda.
The instructions below are for installing it manually.
To install Panda along with all its dependencies, simply run the script
bootstrap.pl in the root of the panda git repo. You must have
installed in order to run
git clone --recursive git://github.com/tadzik/panda.git
Since the bootstrap step currently runs tests with
prove, you will need a
TAP::Harness (3.x) for it to work properly.
After a successful bootstrap, a message will appear saying which path should
be added to the
PATH env variable in order to be able to run
the command line. For example:
==> Please make sure that /home/user/rakudo/install/share/perl6/site/bin is in your PATH
If you use bash, you can fulfill that requirement with the following:
echo "export PATH=\$PATH:$HOME/rakudo/install/share/perl6/site/bin" >> ~/.bashrc
One way to run the test suite is with
prove -e perl6 -lrv t/
# or on windows: prove -e "perl6 -lrv" t/
Panda can be used like:
panda install Task::Star
(Task::Star is a handy bundle that
installs all the modules shipped with the Rakudo Star Perl 6 distribution.)
Alternatively, you can install a package from the local disk by supplying
panda install ./perl6-Acme-Meow
Or, similarly to
cpanm you can install all dependencies by specifying
simply the current directory:
panda install .
You can also specify a git repository and panda will automatically fetch the
code from it. It's also possible to specify a commit to checkout:
panda install git://github.com/tadzik/Net--IRC.git
panda install git://github.com/tadzik/Net--IRC.git@3c5ca0db791d9ec
If you are behind a proxy, you need to configure
git and have
HTTP::UserAgent installed which supports proxies. Panda's built-in HTTP
client does not.
You can also use the
GIT_PROTOCOL environment variable to specify another
protocol if git is blocked on your network:
GIT_PROTOCOL=https panda install Acme::Meow