I would like to share my experience in upgrading Padre "Almost Six" version 0.41 to 0.43 via cpan (Thanks to Audrey Tang for the idea). If you do not have Padre Six distribution, please download and install it from:
Please note that Padre "Almost Six" MSI package installs Perl to c:\strawberry and Rakudo to c:\strawberry\six. After installing, you'll have Padre 0.41 and Rakudo Perl 6 release #19 "Chicago" and Perl6 plugin 0.55. To start upgrading Padre, please type:
You will see cpan complaining about dependencies like this. No worries. It will upgrade them automatically.
Warning: prerequisite File::Next 1.06 not found. We have 1.02.
Warning: prerequisite PPI 1.205 not found. We have 1.203.
Warning: prerequisite PPIx::EditorTools 0.08 not found. We have 0.07.
Now Padre 0.43 is ready to go. To launch Padre, type 'padre' on the command line or simply click on the shortcut in the start menu "Padre Standalone Plus Six/Padre". If you going to try Perl 6, I suggest upgrading Perl 6 plugin to 0.57 after closing Padre via the following command:
Again, cpan will greet you with the following errors/warnings which is perfectly normal... no worries there and it will install them correctly.
- ERROR: App::Grok (0.17) is installed, but we need version >= 0.19
- ERROR: Syntax::Highlight::Perl6 (0.65) is installed, but we need version >= 0.71
- ERROR: Padre (0.43) is installed, but we need version >= 0.44