How To Install Perl on AlmaLinux 8

Install Perl on AlmaLinux 8

In this tutorial, we will show you how to install Perl on AlmaLinux 8. For those of you who didn’t know, Perl (Practical Extraction and Reporting Language) is a general-purpose programming language originally developed for text manipulation and now used for a wide range of tasks including system administration, web development, network programming, GUI development, and more. The major features of Perl are easy to use, supports object-oriented and procedural programming languages, and has built-in support for processing text. The most impressive feature of Perl is that it supports a large collection of third-party modules.

This article assumes you have at least basic knowledge of Linux, know how to use the shell, and most importantly, you host your site on your own VPS. The installation is quite simple and assumes you are running in the root account, if not you may need to add ‘sudo‘ to the commands to get root privileges. I will show you the step-by-step installation of the Perl programming language on AlmaLinux 8. You can follow the same instructions for Rocky Linux.

Prerequisites

  • A server running one of the following operating systems: AlmaLinux 8, CentOS, or Rocky Linux 8.
  • It’s recommended that you use a fresh OS install to prevent any potential issues.
  • A non-root sudo useror access to the root user. We recommend acting as a non-root sudo user, however, as you can harm your system if you’re not careful when acting as the root.

Install Perl on AlmaLinux 8

Step 1. First, let’s start by ensuring your system is up-to-date.

sudo dnf update
sudo dnf install epel-release

Step 2. Installing Perl programming language on AlmaLinux 8.

By default, Perl is available in the default software repository of AlmaLinux. If Perl is not installed on your system, now open the command line terminal and issue the following command:

sudo dnf install perl

You can check the currently installed version of Perl using the following command:

perl -v

If you want to install any Perl module on your system then you need to use dnf install perl-<module_name> syntax. For example, here we are installing the Perl module for DBD-MySQL:

sudo dnf install perl-DBD-MySQL

Step 3. Create Perl Script on Ubuntu.

Now, it’s time to run your first Perl script on your system. To do this, create a simple text file in your favorite text editor and paste the following code into it:

nano example.pl

Add the following file:

#!/usr/bin/perl
use warnings;
print("Hi, this is test script from idrootn");

Save the above file and run via the terminal by typing the below-mentioned command:

perl example.pl

Output:

[root@idroot.us ~]# perl example.pl
Hi, this is test script from idroot

Congratulations! You have successfully installed Perl. Thanks for using this tutorial for installing Perl programming language on your AlmaLinux 8 system. For additional help or useful information, we recommend you check the official Perl website.

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