[Catalyst] Using the Catalyst Makefile to install

Francisco Obispo fobispo at isc.org
Fri Mar 8 04:57:49 GMT 2013

They are installed by default under the lib/ directory, I'm not a big fan of that setup, so what we usually do (in debian), we setup a custom package that does the magic that we need, including the nginx setup, etc.

Module::Install lets you do some limited configuration, but if you're looking to customize it, you're better off with a custom distribution package.

Module::Install also gives you the ability to generate a PAR (Perl Archive), and a tar distribution (make tardist). 

On FreeBSD for example I usually install my catalyst apps as:

perl Makefile.PL INSTALL_BASE=/path/to/myapp

that way I have everything enclosed in one location (FreeBSD package manager is a nightmare)


On Mar 7, 2013, at 8:50 PM, Alejandro Imass <alejandro.imass at gmail.com> wrote:

> On Thu, Mar 7, 2013 at 6:03 PM, Francisco Obispo <fobispo at isc.org> wrote:
>> The installer uses Module::Install
>> So basically:
>> 1) lib/ is installed in: /usr/local/lib/perl5
>> 2) script/* becomes /usr/local/bin/*
>> 3) man pages are usually installed in /usr/local/share/man/man3/
>> etc.
>> perldoc Module::Install for more info ;-)
> So the source, static files and the config file, etc. need to be
> installed manually ??
> BTW: saludes!
> --
> Alejandro Imass
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