Installing Catalyst on Leopard

I’ve been working with the <a href=”http://www.catalystframework.org/”>Catalyst Web Framework</a> most of the summer. I just did a clean install of my system with Leopard. It’s good to flush out the pipes now and again as I’m a chronic shareware user and abuser. In the past, I’ve installed Catalyst by:

 

 $perl -MCPAN -e ‘install Task::Catalyst’

 

 $perl -MCPAN -e ‘install Catalyst::Devel’

 

This works well if you have a mature system and lots of modules already installed. This go around, I thought I’d try out Matt Trout’s <a href=”http://www.shadowcat.co.uk/static/cat-install”>Perl installation script</a>. Note that you should already have suitable CPAN configuration in place. Then:

 

 sudo perl cat-install

 

The documentation suggests stepping out for a cup of tea. Might I suggest instead coffee. And…it seems to have worked!


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