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Jun 2, 2009, 11:15 PM
Post #3 of 3
On Wed, Jun 3, 2009 at 5:29 AM, Tomas Doran <bobtfish [at] bobtfish> wrote:
Re: Installing Catalyst & friends on OS X?
[In reply to]
> On 2 Jun 2009, at 20:04, Paul Makepeace wrote:
> I read a mail from '08 about Catalyst on OS X and there was enough in
>> there to suggest times might've changed things. Things like recommendations
>> on using system perl v. building 5.10, etc.
>> What's the current recommended environment & way of installing it? Is
>> there some documentation?
> I'm running against the system perl with a local::lib on my home mac here.
> Works fine and that's probably easiest.
> I've also got a 5.10.0 and a bleadperl and a couple of others kicking
> around, but I mostly use system perl for development just cause I'm lazy and
> it was easy. (Wiki note may be appropriate re Mac::Carbon and leopard
> however, I'm still on Tiger)
> Note that both fink and macports seem to be quite enthusiastic about
> building a perl and shoving it at the front of your PATH, which will ruin
> your day.
> Other than that, it should 'just work'.
Agreed, you probably don't need to build your own Perl binary, but generally
speaking you shouldn't really touch your system Perl at all. Apple released
a software update earlier this year that broke certain XS modules for people
who had updated core modules via CPAN, which could've been easily avoided
with judicious use of local::lib: