[Catalyst] on the topic of PAR file distribution.

Toby Corkindale toby.corkindale at strategicdata.com.au
Mon Mar 1 02:08:40 GMT 2010

On 26/02/10 13:04, Tomas Doran wrote:
> On 26 Feb 2010, at 01:34, Toby Corkindale wrote:
>> On 26/02/10 11:27, Tommy Butler wrote:
>>> What's the downside of this? How is this going to pose a problem for
>>> me? Installing from subversion and then CPANning all the required libs
>>> into the system via the makefile is terribly slow and error prone.
>>> There's an obvious negative there. What's the negative with using PAR
>>> when compared to this other method of deployment?
>> Secondly, PAR is a nightmare. It's meant to automatically locate all
>> your dependencies, but in practice this never finds all of them.
>> Eg. Building a catalyst_par for a fastcgi-based app is broken out of
>> the box. (It doesn't pick up Catalyst::ScriptRunner)
> Patches to require the appropriate modules in Catalyst.pm so that
> Catalyst does work out the box would be welcome.

Is requiring the modules in Catalyst.pm the correct way to do this?

I was thinking it'd be in Module::Install::Catalyst, with some 
automatically-added -M options to par.

Speaking of M-I-C, is there a good reason why STDERR is redirected to 
/dev/null, as well as __WARN__?

I ask, because it makes debugging catalyst_par builds a PITA.. I always 
go in and edit MIC to undo that stuff now, and can't see a good reason 
not to take it out.

> I tried to fix this (and made a branch which you'll find in our svn),
> but this just made PAR shit itself on my mac, and given I'm not a PAR
> user and nobody else was showing any interest, I gave up.
> If there is an active PAR user out there who would like to get this
> fixed - come chat to someone in #catalyst-dev, as that can totally happen.

I'm trying to checkout the git repo, but despite following 
http://wiki.catalystframework.org/wiki/contrib I am getting an error 
when trying to clone http://git.shadowcat.co.uk/catagits/Catalyst-Devel.git

Is the contrib page out of date perhaps? The gitweb still seems to work, 
but I can't clone from it.


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