[Catalyst] RFC: no make install on catalyst apps

Ash Berlin ash_cpan at firemirror.com
Tue Jul 28 13:56:50 GMT 2009

On 28 Jul 2009, at 14:48, Jeremiah C. Foster wrote:

> O HAI!
> The debian-perl team has built packages for Catalyst to allow debian  
> users easy installation and quality assurance. The addition of the  
> proposed installation code in Catalyst would break current apps and  
> would most likely be removed by debian / ubuntu because it  
> fundamentally interferes with a user's stated wishes. When a user  
> calls "aptitude install catalyst" they explicitly want catalyst  
> installed and not a message saying "are you sure you want to install  
> catalyst?"
> Personally, I greatly prefer the UNIX philosophy of "silence equals  
> success," and would not welcome any notification around installation.
> Regards,
> Jeremiah

To clarify, Devin was not talking about installing Catalyst itself,  
but an app written with catalyst (say Angerwhale or Mojomojo.) But the  
same principle applies.

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