» Download CSWS_PERL Version 2.1 for OpenVMS Alpha and Integrity servers (November 2005)
Version 2.1 ECO 1 Patch Kit (September 2006)
» Download Perl Version 5.8-6 for OpenVMS Alpha and Integrity
servers (November 2005)
Version 5.8-6 ECO 2 Patch Kit (April 2008)
HP is pleased to announce new customer release versions of
CSWS_PERL for the
Secure Web Server for OpenVMS and Perl for OpenVMS.
CSWS_PERL Version 2.1 and Perl for OpenVMS Version 5.8-6
run with the Secure Web Server Version 2.1 and higher for OpenVMS only.
(Use CSWS_PERL Version 2.0 and Perl Version 5.6-1 ECO 3 with the Secure Web Server Version 2.0.
Use CSWS_PERL Version 1.1-1 and Version Perl 5.6-1 with the Secure Web Server Version 1.3-1.)
You do not need to install the Secure Web Server to run Perl for OpenVMS.
Perl is an interpreted high-level programming language, which makes Perl programs
highly portable across systems.
Perl has become the premier scripting language of the Web, as most CGI programs are written in Perl.
However, Perl is widely used as a rapid prototyping language and a "glue" language that
makes it possible for different systems to
work well together. Perl is popular with system administrators who use it for automation tasks. See
The Source for Perl and
Perl Mongers for general information about Perl.
CSWS_PERL allows you to write Apache modules entirely in Perl.
See perl.apache.org for more information about
The CSWS_PERL for the Secure Web Server for OpenVMS Installation Guide and Release
Notes contain software prerequisites and
information about how to download, install, and run the CSWS_PERL kit on OpenVMS Alpha and OpenVMS Integrity
Note: CVE-2007-1349: A flaw was discovered in the ModPerl::RegistryCooker module
that was shipped with mod_perl 2.03 and earlier.
Users of mod_perl 2.03 and earlier are encouraged to check the custom code for
calls to the namespace_from_uri() method and replace it with the
The Perl for OpenVMS Installation Guide and Release Notes contain software prerequisites and
information about how to download, install, and run the Perl for OpenVMS kit on OpenVMS Alpha and OpenVMS Integrity