Version 19 (modified by alexm, 7 years ago) (diff)

added installation steps for ubuntu hardy

The latest release of Padre is v0.06 built from r155 See


Linux in general

There is an experimental executable for Linux that can be dowloaded from it has an initial warning popup but then it seems to work.


This are the steps to install Ubuntu Hardy packages (originally published in PerlMonks):

  1. Add these sources in your /etc/apt/sources.list:
    deb hardy main
    deb-src hardy main
  2. Optionally, add package author's GPG signature into APT:
    $ wget '' -O- | sudo apt-key add -
  3. Update APT:
    sudo apt-get update
  4. Install Padre:
    sudo apt-get intall libpadre-perl

Wx is to be in the Intrepid (8.10 ?) release of Ubuntu:

Source code

Padre is released as a CPAN package. You can download and install it using or CPANPLUS. The released versions can be seen here and here

The difficult part will be to install some of the prerequisites:

Mattia Barbon did a great job with them but they are still difficult to install. Any help with this would be welcome. See the wxPerl web site and mailing list.

Additional help can be provided by:

  1. Describing the results you have on various operating systems
  2. Asking the various downstream distributors to include Padre
  3. Creating a stand-alone version using PAR

Help in any of those is appreciated. Please post links to any conversation you might have with the distro maintainers so others can follow up.

MS Windows

On Strawberry Perl 5.10 you can install it following these steps

  cpan> look Alien::wxWidgets
  $ perl Makefile.PL
  $ dmake
  $ dmake test
  $ dmake install
  $ exit
  cpan> look Wx
  $ perl Makefile.PL
  $ dmake
  $ dmake test
  $ dmake install
  $ exit
  cpan> install Padre


The next Debian release will have wxPerl in it, albeit with an old version of wxWidgets

See #34


Fedora has wxPerl since at least FC8

See #33


Mandriva 2008.1

has these:

  • perl-Alien-wxWidgets Version: 0.33-2mdv2008.1
  • perl-Wx Version: 0.81-1mdv2008.1

To install Padre follow these:

$ urpmi perl-Alien-wxWidgets
$ urpmi perl-Wx
$ cpan
cpan> install Padre

Mandriva Cooker

There is a request on Mandriva Cooker to include Padre:




Has Wx version 0.82


OS X 10.4 has wxPerl 0.22, 10.5 has a more recent version (0.6x for some x)

see this thread

wxWidgets and wxPerl

wxPerl on Linux distributions

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