Package Details: rakudo-star 2020.01-2

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Package Base: rakudo-star
Description: Rakudo Perl6 on MoarVM with additional modules
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Licenses: PerlArtistic
Conflicts: rakudo-moarvm, rakudo-star
Provides: rakudo-moarvm, rakudo-star
Submitter: maleadt
Maintainer: arch_jeff
Last Packager: savagezen
Votes: 17
Popularity: 0.004582
First Submitted: 2010-08-06 13:18
Last Updated: 2020-02-28 16:08

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arch_jeff commented on 2020-06-16 01:55

It seems this package was orphaned, I'll adopt it and update it shortly.

arch_jeff commented on 2020-06-02 12:18

This package is still having build issues. Attempting to build results in a non-specific error "make (4)" and not much else.

Elronnd commented on 2020-03-15 04:50

Doesn't build for me under pacaur, because it conflicts with itself.

savagezen commented on 2019-06-03 20:40

Thanks @wamba

wamba commented on 2019-05-31 17:02

there is new link for rakudostar: do not work

savagezen commented on 2018-12-24 19:45

Sorry about that marcool04. It's been updated. Thanks for catching that!

marcool04 commented on 2018-12-21 07:01

Hi there. Seems the sha sum is wrong in current PKGBUILD. Having downloaded the tar.gz from another machine, I have:

# shasum -a 512 rakudo-star-2018.10.tar.gz
50b258409df71003e30563f8a080691f6316c33c958d90579f999b1efd9382292272032874e58953061d6336b1aa2a74a5fba63326480b85eaaf98e10ef6facc  rakudo-star-2018.10.tar.gz

Where the PKGBUILD has:


This causes installation to fail, but replacing the sum with the one I quoted above succeeds. Regards, Mark.

savagezen commented on 2017-11-05 18:53

As discussed below, I have created a metapackage to install the Rakudo Star modules if Zef has already been installed. Zef is the Perl6 module manager and requires Rakudo (Perl6) to have already been installed.

savagezen commented on 2017-10-29 20:21


Thanks for the feedback. The short answer is "no" I haven't got this to build / work properly. You're correct about a meta-package being the way to go. I've been holding out hope that each new release would fix DESTDIR support, but it hasn't.

I can set to work on the meta-package, but haven't had much time lately. If you (or anyone) are inclined to do so, you'll also need to make a 'zef' package to that will be used to install the Star modules on top of rakudo. That said, you'll also want to use the *-git versions of moarvm, nqp, and rakudo as another ongoing issue has been that the official releases of those packages are "not new enough" to support the Star modules.

piojo commented on 2017-10-29 04:26

This package isn't building, and the "star" modules aren't even designed to build unless rakudo is already installed. It fails as soon as zef starts to compile, because it looks for /usr/share/perl6/runtime/perl6.moarvm, but the file only exists as $pkgdir/usr/share/perl6/runtime/perl6.moarvm.

Since this isn't even supposed to work--upstream said it would make more sense for "star" or "star-packages" to be a meta package which ONLY includes modules, and will be built after rakudo is installed.

(stmuk is the rakudo-star maintainer, so that is as official as it gets.)

So it actually makes sense to remove this package and replace it with a "star-modules" package.