Perl 5.22.1 binary kits for OpenVMS available

Thanks to, Craig Berry for providing PCSI installation kits for Alpha and Itanium, OpenVMS 8.3 and newer. In an email dated Wednesday, December 16, 2015, Craig writes:

Installation kits for OpenVMS Alpha and OpenVMS I64 v8.3 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-PERL522-V0522-0-1.SFX_I64EXE

for Itanium.  Then, on either platform:

$ product install perl522

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., 5.18 or 5.20).

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.

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Craig A. Berry

“… getting out of a sonnet is much more

difficult than getting in.”

Brad Leithauser



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