At IU, which systems have Perl?
At Indiana University, Perl is available on Quarry, the Research Database Complex (RDC), and the IU central web servers (Webserve and Mercury). Typically, the version available on these systems is some version of Perl 5. Perl 5 is also available on the Mac OS X computers in the Student Technology Centers (STCs).
To determine whether Perl is installed on a Unix system not mentioned above, enter one of the following:whereis perl which perl
Note: The availability of Perl on a system in no way indicates that it allows CGI or web page access.
To see which Perl modules are available on Webserve or Mercury, see Getting a list of the current Perl modules installed on Webserve. (This page refers to Webserve, but the procedure it describes will also work on Mercury.)
Note: Following a system-wide upgrade in December 2012, Quarry now runs Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 6 (RHEL 6) and uses the Modules package (instead of SoftEnv) for manipulating user environments. For more, see Information about the 2012 upgrade to Quarry at IU. If you encounter any problems or have questions, email the High Performance Systems group.
Last modified on June 10, 2013.