Most tools require:
* Perl v5.8 or newer
* Bash v3 or newer
* Core Perl modules like Time::HiRes
Tools that connect to MySQL require:
* Perl modules DBI and DBD::mysql
* MySQL 5.0 or newer
Percona Toolkit officially supports and is tested on many popular Linux distributions and MySQL 5.0 through 5.6; see http://goo.gl/srHm7 for the list of supported platforms and versions.