In preparation for a talk I'm to give in December, I've been building Catalyst installations in all the various ways described in Diment and Trout
. I have three virtual servers running four different Catalyst configurations (from distro packages, from system Perl using CPAN and local::lib, from custom Perl using CPAN). Trying to move some of my original Catalyst work from one of these installations to another has proved to be challenging.
Fedora is behind Ubuntu and apt-get. Suse is on Perl 5.12, the others on 5.10. CPAN is more up to date than any distro. More so, going from one Catalyst 5.8 subvariation to another by a simple tarball results in Catalyst "guts" that don't sync. I'm not 100% certain, but I think a successful transfer would be a bit like baking a pie. You need to start out with a fresh "crust" (new components created using the myapp_create.pl script) each time. Just fill in the "crust" with your code (your "filling" using this analogy) and go.
Does anyone else have any experience with this, and what were their results?