[Catalyst] what is easiest/best GNU/Linux/BSD distribution forCatalyst?

Matt S Trout dbix-class at trout.me.uk
Mon Sep 12 18:15:50 CEST 2005

On Mon, Sep 12, 2005 at 11:56:07AM -0400, Hill, Woodrow J wrote:
> Gentoo was the easiest of the three platforms I've installed Catalyst on
> (WinXP, RedHat Enterprise being the others).  I'd second the Gentoo
> recommendation, esp. if you're looking for a platform with a wide
> variety of up-to-date programs, and don't mind working close to the
> "bare metal" of the OS.

I've installed it without overmuch hassle on -

Solaris (with pkgsrc)
Red Hat 9
PkgSlack (Shadowcat in-house distro, Slack with pkgsrc)

Gentoo is a fantastic development platform; it's a bit fast-moving (and
on the odd occasion fast-breaking) of a target for me to want to use it
in production though. For deployment I'd probably recommend Debian or
FreeBSD, depending on whether "Linux" or "source packaging" is the main
thing you want to carry over into production.

Give me six months and maybe I'll recommend PkgSlack for everything though :)

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