[Catalyst] installing catalyst on mac os

Ashley apv at sedition.com
Wed Dec 24 18:27:19 GMT 2008

On Dec 24, 2008, at 2:08 AM, 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.

He didn't say he was a Perl beginner. :) He said he was new to  
Catalyst. The perl + libs OS X ships with have caused me many  
problems (nothing with Cat springs to mind, more C-based things like  
Storable) in the past from the public beta to 10.4.

> 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.

Ah, but I said the "latest" wherein the 5.10 bug is fixed. I haven't  
got around to upgrading myself because it's easy to get around if you  
know how.

>> 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 :(

This might be the problems with the temporarily out of sync content  
decoding layers in LWP v Mech. Which are all fixed in the newest  
versions. So installing LWP and WWW::Mechanize before Catalyst might  
be all that's needed.


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