[Catalyst] Catalyst::Plugin::Authentication under ActivePerl

Will Hawes info at whawes.co.uk
Thu Dec 22 18:48:59 CET 2005

Matt S Trout wrote:
> On Tue, Dec 20, 2005 at 06:18:38PM +0000, Will Hawes wrote:
>> ActivePerl does not seem to have a PPD available for 
>> Catalyst::Plugin::Authentication. I tried to install via cpanp, but it 
>> failed:
>> Installing Catalyst::Plugin::Authentication
>> t\04_authentication....ok
>> t\05_password..........ok
>> t\06_user..............ok
>> t\live_app.............Weak references are not implemented in the 
>> version of perl at C:\Perl\site\lib/Catalyst.pm line 18
>> BEGIN failed--compilation aborted at C:\Perl\site\lib/Catalyst.pm line 18.
>> Compilation failed in require at t\live_app.t line 14.
>> BEGIN failed--compilation aborted at t\live_app.t line 14.
>> t\live_app.............dubious
>>         Test returned status 2 (wstat 512, 0x200)
>> Given the importance of the Auth plugins to Catalyst as a whole, this is 
>> a bit of a problem for anyone on Win32. I can force install the Auth 
>> plugin of course, but on IRC it was suggested that the error is due to a 
>> bug in ActivePerl and could have much wider effects later.
>> Can anyone suggest a fix? The choice of OS is out of my control, but 
>> changing Perl distro is feasible provided there is a decent alternative. 
>> The choice seems to amount to just PXPerl, which uses cpan/cpanp for 
>> module installation. This would be nice, but unfortunately there are 
>> several modules (e.g. Template Toolkit) that have so far resisted all my 
>> attempts to compile them on Win32.
> Your perl dist is b0rked. I just grabbed latest AS perl and weaken works
> fine. Try re-installing Scalar::Util ...

Thanks for your help.

Uninstalling via ppm and cpanp didn't work, so I had to manually delete 
C:\Perl\lib\List\Util.pm and C:\Perl\lib\Scalar\Util.pm. I downloaded 
Scalar::List::Util 1.14 and installed manually and now "cpanp i 
Catalyst::Plugin::Authentication" passes all tests and installs without 

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