[Catalyst] Easier catalyst installation

Carl Franks fireartist at gmail.com
Tue Apr 4 20:50:00 CEST 2006

On 04/04/06, Matt S Trout <dbix-class at trout.me.uk> wrote:
> Carl Franks wrote:
> > On 04/04/06, Carl Franks <fireartist at gmail.com> wrote:
> >> You could also try vanilla perl, which is currently at 5.8.8
> >> http://camelpack.sourceforge.net/index.php/VanillaPerl
> >>
> >> Once ExtUtils::Install is updated (hopefully in the next couple days),
> >> we'll upload a new vanilla perl, bundled with it.
> >> (Which will fix the omnipresent windows problem of not being able to
> >> upgrade core modules through CPAN.pm, because windows can't replace a
> >> .dll in use.)
> >
> > Ah, I just read the source of cat-install, and it requires ppm on win32
> > VanillaPerl doesn't come with ppm, I have managed to build it though.
> Actually, it uses ppm to get round the fact that even with nmake and a gcc,
> some things just damn well don't build. Fortunately, the intersection of "damn
> well won't build" and "doesn't have a ppm" seems to currently be zero.
> If the intersection of "damn well won't build" and "is a Catalyst dependency"
> is zero under VanillaPerl, lack of ppm won't matter :)

I'm certainly running Catalyst and all it's dependencies under VanillaPerl.
I /think/ the last time I built afresh, I didn't need to edit any C files ;)
There is a couple things in Task::Catalyst that wouldn't build though.

I think the only thing I needed ppm for was DBD::mysql.


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