How to Install iOS Perl Framework on iPhone, iPod Touch or iPad

Perl this very popular and versatile interpreted language… can be installed on your iOS device!

UPDATE: Tested and working on iOS 5!

UPDATE 2: Tested and working on iOS 6!

Requirements: A Jailbroken device with Cydia and 19 MB free space available (for package download, but it will also need some free space for the installation).

ssh root@iDevice_ip wget apt-key add echo 'deb iphone main' > /etc/apt/sources.list.d/ # Now open Cydia, update package lists and install Perl.

Installation details:

  1. Copy this file to your iPod/iPhone/iPad filesystem in ‘/var/root’ via SFTP:
  2. Execute “apt-key add” as root from the same directory
  3. Execute “echo ‘deb iphone main’ > /etc/apt/sources.list.d/” to add the new source in Cydia
  4. Open Cydia, update the package lists, find and install the "perl" package

Perl Cydia CoreDev iPhone Perl on MobileTerminal

The iOS terminal application on the right is called MobileTeminal and is available from my Cydia repository.

Have fun!

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