[Catalyst] Easier catalyst installation

Christopher H. Laco claco at chrislaco.com
Tue Apr 4 20:12:47 CEST 2006

Matt S Trout wrote:
> Christopher H. Laco wrote:
>> Matt S Trout wrote:
>>> Christopher H. Laco wrote:
>>>> 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....
>>> I wouldn't. It does hairy things that interact unhappily with hairy
>>> things in Module::Install, as a result of which you're toast for
>>> installing a lot of stuff.
>>> I'm running on the latest AS 5.8.7 atm.
>> Fresh 5.8.7 install
>> I ended up in an infinite loop:
>> Select your continent (or several nearby continents) []
>> Sorry! since you don't have any existing picks, you must make a
>> geographic selection.
> # ABOUT:
> #
> # This is the Shadowcat Catalyst installer. Its purpose is to make it
> easier
> # and quicker to get started with Catalyst development. In order to use it,
> # make sure you have perl 5.8.1+, a make and a compiler, (nmake and dev-c++
> # are good on windows), a configured CPAN.pm and Module::Build installed.
> See the bit where it says "make sure you have ... a configured CPAN.pm"?
> Yeah, I wasn't kidding about that.

Right. But the end users aren't going to read the source, they're going
to do perl cat-install to get their cat install.

I would suggest that thatinfo should be printed out with beeps when the
script is run...

And strangly enough... I didn't setup CPAN at all when I did the fresh
install of 5.8.8 with no preexisting .cpan directory...


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