[Catalyst] installing catalyst on mac os

Ashley apv at sedition.com
Wed Dec 24 00:25:20 GMT 2008

On Dec 23, 2008, at 10:04 AM, Filippo A. Salustri wrote:
> Hi,
> I'm new to catalyst and I'm trying to get it installed on my Mac.
> The machine's details:
> running os 10.4.11
> perl 5.8.6

Hey Filippo,

I love OS X but the Perl it has historically shipped with is  
historically no so hot. I would strongly recommend you install the  
latest 5.8 (NOT over your system perl but beside it) or 5.10. You  
should probably avoid Task::Catalyst entirely.

Instead set up the CPAN shell and just do this-

# if you have a root user, use the sudo
shell> sudo cpan
cpan> install Catalyst
cpan> install Catalyst::Devel

And just follow the prompts. I don't think Task::Catalyst is being  
maintained (someone will correct me if I'm wrong). I have Cat and  
friends installed on a 10.5 and 10.4 box with perl 5.8.8 and 5.10.0  
respectively and they went in (perl and Cat) without any problems  
(there are lots of Cat dependencies to follow) straight from the CPAN  
shell. You'll need more pieces for any given app but you'll see the  
requirements in the samples or the test server error output.


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