[Catalyst] how do you distribute a catalyst app

Octavian Râşniţă orasnita at gmail.com
Wed Jun 10 17:14:10 GMT 2009

From: "Tomas Doran" <bobtfish at bobtfish.net>
> Patricio A. Bruna wrote:
>> Maybe i explain wrong.
>> I did not mean load balance, i meant deployment.
>> i develop my app on my box, and then i need to deploy it on the 
>> production server, with the same operating system. downloading all the 
>> modules from cpan is time consuming, are any better way?
> Yes.
> Use a self contained local::lib. Bootstrap local::lib (see the docs), 
> then, from inside your MyApp directory:
> eval 
> $(perl -I$HOME/perl5/lib/perl5 -Mlocal::lib--self-containted,local_lib)
> make installdeps
> And you'll then have all the dependencies for your app (given you listed 
> them in Makefile.PL) built for you, inside your app directory, where you 
> can add them to revision control.
> I generally have a per-app local::lib, and a couple of trivial shell 
> scripts I put in the scripts/ directory which can give you a shell with 
> the environment setup correctly to see this local::lib etc..
> Then pushing a new version of your application (and all your dependencies) 
> is just a case of rsyncing your app up to your web server :)
> Cheers
> t0m

I think it could be very helpful to add these details on the "Deployment" 
page of the wiki.

BTW, regarding local::lib, does anyone know how can I force install a module 
that gives an error under Windows when I use it?



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