[Catalyst] Shared Host Setup

John Goulah jgoulah at gmail.com
Fri Nov 2 01:42:40 GMT 2007

On Nov 1, 2007 2:06 PM, Mesdaq, Ali <amesdaq at websense.com> wrote:

>  Been working on setting up Catalyst on a shared host and I have to say
> its been pretty painful. Been trying to use the default install on the ho=
> and add the modules I need but came across the suggestion to install a new
> version of perl and that helped a lot. But the host I am using (aplus.net)
> has pretty strict setup as opposed to dreamhost having a more open setup =
> its making it even harder. But it seems like everything else works good
> except Module::Build. It seems like you need to have root to install that
> module. I keep getting errors that are related to chdir and it not figuri=
> out what directory its built in and permissions issues.
> So my question is what are my options? Changing hosts is not an option. Is
> there a way I can cleanly and reliably build it on a system that I do have
> root access like a freebsd vmware image and then move it over? Would par =
> a good option for something like that? I wonder if its possible to just
> build a portable custom install of perl with all catalyst modules and
> everything on a machine with root access and just tar and move the whole
> install. I mean I did build the initial perl install on the vm image beca=
> I was getting errors with building on the shared host but I didn't want to
> build all the modules there because I thought it might not be a reliable =
> of setting up the environment.

Use local::lib  (

(I'd actually be happy to do an advent article on installing catalyst under
local::lib if there was any interest)

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