Scripted installs

Matt S Trout dbix-class at
Fri Apr 18 20:05:15 BST 2008

On Thu, Apr 17, 2008 at 01:05:02AM +0200, Paul Makepeace wrote:
> What's the state of the art in terms of repeatably installing Perl
> software? In particular something that's intelligent enough to be
> pointed a Makefile.PL and work out deps etc and bundle all that up.
> Specifically, I'd like to get to a point I can bring up a Catalyst +
> Apache + goodies on a new VM with as little documentation as possible.
> I'm downloading random stuff on CPAN right now, and having it ask me
> all sorts of fiddly questions ("do you want to install GET as an
> alias?" -- argh!) is making me want to put the answers to in a file,
> or some other way that I can say "run this script" and have it Just
> Work.


If the default don't all work, file a bug. I think I already did that for
anything where they don't in the Catalyst dep chain.

> The VM in question is a Debian 'box' at Bytemark so I'm not at all
> averse to something involving .deb.
> looks neat.
> Thanks,
> P

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