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catalyst (6) Versions 0.0.32

catalyst application resource provider (LWRP)

cookbook 'catalyst', '~> 0.0.32'
cookbook 'catalyst', '~> 0.0.32'
knife cookbook site install catalyst
knife cookbook site download catalyst


catalyst application resource provider (LWRP)

  • start your catalyst application as fast cgi server


  • gentoo (tested with Calculate Linux Desktop 9.6)
  • ubuntu (tested with 11.10 server amd64)


  • This cookbook doesn't have direct dependencies on other cookbooks. But you have to be sure that the catalyst application your are going to run as fast cgi server at least installed and tested.


  • install - install catalyst application


  • obligatory attrubutes
    • application_user - a user name that we should change to before starting application
    • application_group - a group name that we should change to before starting application
    • application_home - a directory where application and all it's prerequsites live
    • application_script - a name of script to start application
    • catalyst_config - a path to catalyst config file
  • optional attributes
    • perl5lib - an array of perl5lib pathes
    • nproc - Integer, a number of processes will be launched when application start in fastcgi mode, default value 1
    • envvars - a hash of environment vars, passed to application environment
    • proc_manager - a perl class, implimenting Fast CGI Process ProcManager, default FCGI::ProcManager
    • socket - a socket, application will be binded to


1. Create your catalyst application

$ cd /tmp/ 
$ Foo
$ cd Foo
$ perl Makefile.PL
$ make
$ make test
$ make install

2. Deploy it as fast cgi server via catalyst cookbook

catalyst_application 'foo' do
    application_user 'alex'
    application_group 'users'
    application_home '/tmp/Foo'
    application_script ''
    catalyst_config '/tmp/Foo/foo.conf'
    action 'install'

3. Now you may do this:

/etc/init.d/foo start
/etc/init.d/foo stop
/etc/init.d/foo restart



  • add more platforms support
  • add more tests
  • add wiki and howtos

Dependent cookbooks

This cookbook has no specified dependencies.

Contingent cookbooks

catalyst-fastcgi Applicable Versions