(R)?ex the friendly automation framework



The Rex-1.7.0 release is now available on CPAN.

Deprecating official Rex packages

As part of our efforts to simplify maintenance around RexOps projects, we have decided to stop building Rex packages on our side. We recommend relying on OS packages maintained by the various distributions in their respective upstream repositories, or to install Rex from CPAN.

Post-migration updates & clean-up

Over the course of the past weeks many clean-ups have been done, reaping the benefits provided by our new Statocles-based site:

New site engine for rexify.org

After months of work on a new site backend, we reached the MVP today for our site to be switched over to a new engine: from now on, our site will be maintained using the static site generator Statocles.



Need Help?

Rex is a pure open source project, you can find community support in the following places:

Professional support is also available.

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Get Rex


The recommended way to get Rex is to install it from CPAN into your user account's own Perl environment (managed by e.g. local::lib, Perlbrew or similar). You can simply use your preferred client, for example:

$ cpanm Rex

While it's possible to install Rex system-wide from CPAN, for that use case you might be interested in checking out packages for your operating system.

Package managers

Official packages

Rex is distributed via package managers for many different operating systems. The Repology page of Rex is perhaps the most complete and up-to-date list of available Rex packages.

We encourage you to help those package management projects to distribute Rex. We are happy to support the process, so feel free to get us involved too.

Community packages

If you maintain a repository or an overlay which includes Rex for your distribution, and you would like to get it listed here, just let us know.

Installing from source

You can clone our GitHub repository to install Rex from source. Development is done in the master branch, and we also tag each release there. Installing from source requires Dist::Zilla:

$ git clone https://github.com/RexOps/Rex.git
$ cd Rex
$ cpanm Dist::Zilla
$ dzil authordeps --missing | cpanm
$ dzil listdeps --missing | cpanm
$ dzil install
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