[Catalyst] Easier catalyst installation

Christopher H. Laco claco at chrislaco.com
Tue Apr 4 19:25:00 CEST 2006

Matt S Trout wrote:
> Christopher H. Laco wrote:
>> Matt S Trout wrote:
>>> Peter Edwards wrote:
>>>>> [what's with CPANPLUS 'freezing' at some prompts
>>>> I think it's doing downloads and builds silently. That was my guess
>>>> anyway.
>>>> It sat there for 20-30 minutes on the machines I installed on.
>>>>> how the hell do you install Template with cpanp
>>>> After unpacking Template-Toolkit-2.14.tar.gz
>>>> # perl Makefile.PL TT_HELP
>>>> gives the install params, e.g. TT_PREFIX=/some/dir.
>>>> Looks like you can pass these with 's conf OPT VALUE'.
>>> Anybody who wants to try getting a Catalyst install *without*
>>> substantial interactive faffing I'd ask to try
>>> http://www.shadowcatsystems.co.uk/static/cat-install
>>> and tell me what results they get. It works without problem on every
>>> linux and windows machine I've tried it on, so it's time to start
>>> collecting more data :)
>> Boom!
> Erm. What happens if you try and use CPAN.pm directly yourself?

Oddly enough , not a damn thing:

C:\perl -MCPAN -e 'shell'

just takes be back to:


How lovely. And LWP isn't honoring my http_proxy/ftp_proxy ENV settings
at all....but ppm does...and wget is pretty happy.

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