[Catalyst] Easier catalyst installation

Christopher H. Laco claco at chrislaco.com
Tue Apr 4 19:31:21 CEST 2006

Christopher H. Laco wrote:
> 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:
> C:\
> How lovely. And LWP isn't honoring my http_proxy/ftp_proxy ENV settings
> at all....but ppm does...and wget is pretty happy.

It's a good excuse to wipe my nasty install anyways and update.
Installing a fresh ActivePerl now....


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