Download Perl from ActiveState: ActivePerl

Download the trusted Perl distribution for Windows, Linux and Mac, pre-bundled with top Perl modules – free for development use.

Get ActivePerl Community Edition

32-bit and other older/legacy versions are available through the ActiveState Platform with a paid subscription. See pricing here


ActivePerl is now offered through the ActiveState Platform. Create a free account above and get these benefits:

  • Download Perl and get notified of updates
  • Customize Perl with only the packages you need
  • Share your Perl runtime environment with your team

Try ActiveState’s latest Perl release

With our experimental Perl 5.32 release we’re reimagining how you work with Perl from ActiveState. Rather than receive a monolithic build of packages, you’ll have:

  • A unified, cloud-based toolchain for Linux and Windows
  • Virtual environments for isolated working directories
  • Pure Open Source licensing: modules you install have just their original licensing

Build for Windows and Linux.
MacOS coming soon.

By downloading ActivePerl Community Edition, you agree to comply with the terms of use of the ActiveState Community License. Need help? Please refer to our documentation.

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