[Catalyst] installing catalyst on mac os

Tomas Doran bobtfish at bobtfish.net
Wed Dec 24 22:07:33 GMT 2008

On 24 Dec 2008, at 18:27, Ashley wrote:

> 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. :)

Yeah, sorry - total misreading on my part there..

> 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.

I've never had an issue with Apple's perl myself. I wouldn't use it  
for production (where I build my own from source), but I've always  
found it fine for development..

It's not bad advice, generally - but readers could have got the  
impression that Catalyst itself is unlikely to work on the perl which  
Apple ship, which isn't true..

> 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.

I think that is just idle speculation...

I can confirm that right now for me, a freshly installed 5.8.8,  
pulling everything (including latest WWW::Mech, and latest LWP) from  
CPAN, WWW::Mech fails tests for me, as per:




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