[Catalyst] how to get started?

Thomas Hartman thomashartman1 at googlemail.com
Tue Aug 22 14:40:27 CEST 2006

"Finally, as a response to others in the thread, try CPANPLUS::Dist::Deb"

Do you have to be running Debian to get use out of this, or will any linux
distro do? (I'm running SUSE, and not particularly liking it.)

2006/8/21, Jonathan Rockway <jon at jrock.us>:
> Strangely, I've never had any trouble installing Catalyst.  I usually do
> "cpanp install Catalyst::Runtime Catalyst::Devel
> Module::Install::Catalyst", and I'm set.  Alternatively, I could just
> run Makefile.PL for one of my Cat apps, and that works as well.  (But
> for various reasons, I don't keep inc/ in revision control, so I have to
> have Module::Install installed on the target machine.  So I have to
> install Module::Install::Catalyst first.)
> This, BTW, works equally well with plain-old-cpan, but I prefer CPANPLUS.
> I did have some problems installing the prerequisites for Angerwhale on
> my Cygwin setup, but I submitted patches to the relevant projects, so
> that shouldn't be a problem for anyone else.  I encourage others to do
> the same.  No bug reports, no fixes.  Maintainers aren't psychic.
> > I've been trying for days to install Catalyst and haven't gotten
> > far.  I've tried both "perl -MCPAN 'install Task::Catalyst'" and
> > cat-install and they both fail with many errors in various
> > prerequisite modules.  I've tried this on Sun Solaris, NetBSD,
> > and Cygwin, and they fail in similar ways on all three
> >
> Include error reports, otherwise we have no idea what's wrong.  Plenty
> of other people are using Catalyst on Solaris, NetBSD, and Cygwin, so
> it's not a "known issue" that you're reporting.
> Finally, as a response to others in the thread, try CPANPLUS::Dist::Deb
> if you want to install CPAN modules as packages.  It works great, but
> you have to start from scratch from a clean install.  I tried it for a
> while; it wasn't worth the effort.  Muck up your CPAN dependencies, and
> your security updates won't work (without uninstalling the CPAN modules,
> of course).
> However, if you like to be able to uninstall things, that works great.
> Regards,
> Jonathan Rockway
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