[Catalyst] Catalyst update issues

Bill Moseley moseley at hank.org
Tue Apr 4 20:17:54 CEST 2006

On Tue, Apr 04, 2006 at 05:59:27PM +0100, Matt S Trout wrote:
> That's a slightly thornier problem though - the big pain is getting the 
> CPAN.pm configured appropriately for a homedir installation while still using 
> the system perl.

That's where the pain is.  I've done it three times now, and have
decided I like chewing on broken glass better.  Installing locally
seems to make me go back and forth between cpan and cpanplus to get
the install to work.

> That one's under the "I have some ideas" category only as yet. I'd quite like 
> to get any problems shaken out of how far I've got already before we look at 
> tackling the more complex hurdles (oh, and one-click windows installation. god 
> that's going to be "fun" :)

I've mentioned this before, but what if dev.catalyst.perl maintained a
local make install tree of the pure-perl modules, including a good
chunk of the plugins?  Then at release time make a snap-shot tarball,
and maybe make the tree rsync-able for daily updates.  Then to
installs we would just need to unpack the tarball someplace
(say $HOME/cat), and make sure I have the additional modules that have
binary parts installed ($HOME/cat-bin).  I'd give up a chunk of disk
space to avoid the installs I've had in the past.

Bill Moseley
moseley at hank.org

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