[Catalyst] Easier catalyst installation

Brian Kirkbride brian.kirkbride at deeperbydesign.com
Tue Apr 4 21:03:12 CEST 2006

Worked wonderfully for me on a stock Debian Sarge machine.  I'm using the
system perl installation but have Catalyst installing to a user dir via

I was using these settings for CPAN:

make_install_arg   SITEPREFIX=/home/brian/catalyst_test_install UNINST=0
makepl_arg         install_base=/home/brian/catalyst_test_install \
                   INSTALLDIRS=perl LIB=/home/brian/catalyst_test_install/lib \
                   INSTALLMAN1DIR=/home/brian/catalyst_test_install/man/man1 \                     
                   INSTALLMAN3DIR=/home/brian/catalyst_test_install/man/man3 \
                   INSTALLBIN=/home/brian/catalyst_test_install/bin \

with PER5LIB set to /home/brian/catalyst_test_install...

Thanks Matt!

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 :)

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