[Catalyst] how to get started?

Thomas Hartman thomashartman1 at googlemail.com
Mon Aug 21 12:40:03 CEST 2006

Anybody have ideas on what factors make for a better install with cpanplus,
what better for cpan?

One observation I will make, which will probably not be news to many of you,
is that most of the breakage I see happens in the test phase of the install.

EG, module Foo doesn't depend directly on module Bar, but one of the tests
dies uglily ("died before could run tests" or something along those lines),
and then you get, won't install without force.  When you then install Bar so
the tests can run wtihout the ugly die, and the rest of the install goes
smooth. The difficulty is that that die happened deep inside pages of output
that you have to manually browse over to figure out where things went awry.

If cpan (or cpanp) had detected Bar as a dependency during the install, and
added it to the install queue, presumably things would have install cleanly.

I'm wondering if CPANPLUS has a mechanism for that, and if that could
account for some of the difference. Or if not that, what.


2006/8/21, Chisel Wright <chisel at herlpacker.co.uk>:
> On Mon, Aug 21, 2006 at 11:47:26AM +0200, Thomas Hartman wrote:
> >    Having trouble with just cpan, and was suggested to use cpan plus.
> I find that some modules install better with cpan, and others with
> cpanplus
> I think I'm primarily using cpan, but in an ideal world I'd be creating
> deb/ubuntu packages for everything and installing those.
> (the "official" ones are terribly out of date)
> --
> Chisel Wright
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