Perl Catalyst on a base Debian system


This turns out to be amazingly easy, at least with Debian 7.3.

First, instead of MySQL, I followed instructions at the MariaDB site: Setting Up MariaDB Repositories. Then:

$ sudo apt-get install libcatalyst-modules-perl

which installed over 200 modules, but what do you know:

$ Foo

creates a Foo Catalyst application under the current directory. Everything *Just Works. *Thanks to Debian and the folks who bring you Catalyst.

Further reading:

UPDATE (April 2014): Catalyst seems a bit heavy for most of my needs. I'm exploring mojolicious.