I decided to take a look at Catalyst on Solaris. Having done a bit of work with it on Mac OSX, I discovered it wasn't that easy to get going on Solaris with the stock Perl. Even using cat-install from ShadowCat didn't render the easy result I'd experienced using MacPorts. After a few hours battling with CPAN, I've managed to come up with this list of modules to get Catalyst up and running.
The reader should note this was done on Solaris 10 update 6, on x86 hardware (well, in VMware actually). comments: true tags: perl, solaris
In my earlier post about using local::lib I commented that CPAN wouldn't untar with the Solaris shipped tar program, and you had to use GNU tar from OpenCSW or Blastwave. 1.94 appears to fix the problem and untars just fine with the native Solaris tar. This means you no longer need to set 'tar' in CPAN to CSW's, you can leave the default OS tar set and it will work just fine.