[Catalyst] Re: list of perl-*.rpm files for a basic Cat install

Nigel Metheringham nigel.metheringham at dev.intechnology.co.uk
Fri Aug 22 09:19:19 BST 2008

On 18 Aug 2008, at 22:00, James S. White wrote:

> My notes are here:
> http://github.com/fapestniegd/wcyd/tree/master/scratch/procedures/el5/installing_catalyst_on_el5

I really hope you aren't just pulling a list of rpms and then installing
them. Thats why package handlers like yum were invented.

> There are a lot of them (~137),

I am very surprised at this. I currently have 470 perl-*.rpm files in my
repo (for Centos 4 - I haven't currently got production Centos 5 cat).
The vast majority of these are catalyst/dbix-class and there
dependancies, although there is also a rebuild of the perl packages
themselves and the dual-life modules.

Note that the perl on all versions of RHEL5 prior to 5.3 (which is not
released yet) is not suitable for running DBIX::Class - see

Anyhow I would strongly suggest you look at cpanrpm effort and join that
campaign - see

Other comments...

cpanflute/cpanflute2 are very old and produce rather rocky rpms.
cpan2rpm is rather better but tends to miss dependancies. cpanspec is
very good - see

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