[Catalyst] installing catalyst on mac os

Filippo A. Salustri salustri at ryerson.ca
Wed Dec 24 11:51:08 GMT 2008

Tomas, Ashley, et al,

I've been using the installed version since I got the Mac - about 3 yrs 
ago.  I've done alot in that time - /never/ had any trouble with perl 5.8.6.

Just FYI, I'm a catalyst beginner, but I wrote my first perl script in 
1986.  So you can "use big words" and I'll very likely get it.

I was trying to install Task::Catalyst cuz the online Catalyst manual 
says so.  ...maybe the manual should be updated?

I do recall trying just 'install Catalyst' some time ago, but that 
crapped out too.  I'll try that again and see if the error messages look 
any different.

Will post if there's anything new to report.

I do appreciate all the input.

Tomas Doran wrote:
> On 24 Dec 2008, at 00:25, Ashley wrote:
>> 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.
> I don't consider this good advice, especially for a beginner.
> Catalyst runs *just fine* against the 5.8.6 that Apple ship. And I 
> wouldn't recommend running 5.10.0 as that has a bug which makes it very 
> hard to debug applications.
>> You should probably avoid Task::Catalyst entirely.
> This is more sage advice, the failures being seen weren't in the core 
> Catalyst, but in addons, although the fact that 
> Test::WWW::Mechanize::Catalyst is failing isn't good, as this is one of 
> the things everyone should be encouraged to be using :(
> Has anyone looked into this yet?
> Cheers
> t0m
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