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ActivePerl is the industry-standard Perl distribution, available for Mac OS X, Linux, Windows, Solaris, AIX and HP-UX. Developers worldwide rely on ActivePerl's completeness and ease-of-use, while corporate users protect their infrastructure and stay competitive with quality-assured ActivePerl business solutions.

Complete and ready-to-install, the free ActivePerl distribution includes core Perl, popular modules, the Perl Package Manager (PPM), and complete documentation.

ActiveState also provides business solutions of dynamic languages, including enterprise distributions and OEM licensing, that offer guaranteed

What's New

  • Security Vulnerabilities Addressed
    • CVE-2016-1238 - The tools and many modules supplied in core no longer search the default current directory entry in @INC for optional modules. For example, Storable will remove the final "." from @INC before trying to load Log::Agent. This prevents an attacker injecting an optional module into a process run by another user where


  • OS X 10.9 or later

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Current Version (5.x)


Downloads 5,957
Version Downloads 70
License Free
Date 19 Jun 2017
Platform Intel 64 / OS X / Intel 32
Price Free
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