Rakudo Star

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Rakudo Perl 6, or simply Rakudo, is a compiler for the Perl 6 programming language.

GitHub repo: https://github.com/perl6/docker

Library reference

This content is imported from the official Docker Library docs, and is provided by the original uploader. You can view the Docker Store page for this repo at https://store.docker.com/images/rakudo-star.

Supported tags and respective Dockerfile links

For detailed information about the published artifacts of each of the above supported tags (image metadata, transfer size, etc), please see the repos/rakudo-star directory in the docker-library/repo-info GitHub repo.

For more information about this image and its history, please see the relevant manifest file (library/rakudo-star). This image is updated via pull requests to the docker-library/official-images GitHub repo.

What is Rakudo Star?

Rakudo Star is a Perl 6 distribution designed for use by early adopters of the language. It includes a virtual machine (the JVM or MoarVM), the Rakudo Perl 6 compiler, and a suite of modules that users may find useful. This image includes the MoarVM backend for the compiler.

Project homepage: http://rakudo.org

GitHub repository: https://github.com/rakudo/star

The Dockerfile responsible: http://github.com/perl6/docker/tree/master/Dockerfile

Perl 6 Language Specification: http://design.perl6.org/

Perl 6 Language Documentation: http://doc.perl6.org/


How to use this image

Simply running a container with the image will launch a Perl 6 REPL:

$ docker run -it rakudo-star
> say 'Hello, Perl!'
Hello, Perl!

You can also provide perl6 command line switches to docker run:

$ docker run -it rakudo-star -e 'say "Hello!"'

Contributing/Getting Help

Many Perl 6 developers are present on #perl6 on Freenode.

Issues for Rakudo are tracked in RT: https://rt.perl.org/


View license information for the software contained in this image.

Supported Docker versions

This image is officially supported on Docker version 17.04.0-ce.

Support for older versions (down to 1.6) is provided on a best-effort basis.

Please see the Docker installation documentation for details on how to upgrade your Docker daemon.

User Feedback


If you have any problems with or questions about this image, please contact us through a GitHub issue. If the issue is related to a CVE, please check for a cve-tracker issue on the official-images repository first.

You can also reach many of the official image maintainers via the #docker-library IRC channel on Freenode.


You are invited to contribute new features, fixes, or updates, large or small; we are always thrilled to receive pull requests, and do our best to process them as fast as we can.

Before you start to code, we recommend discussing your plans through a GitHub issue, especially for more ambitious contributions. This gives other contributors a chance to point you in the right direction, give you feedback on your design, and help you find out if someone else is working on the same thing.


Documentation for this image is stored in the rakudo-star/ directory of the docker-library/docs GitHub repo. Be sure to familiarize yourself with the repository’s README.md file before attempting a pull request.

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