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catalyst (7) Versions 0.0.6

catalyst application resource provider (LWRP)

cookbook 'catalyst', '= 0.0.6'
cookbook 'catalyst', '= 0.0.6', :supermarket
knife supermarket install catalyst
knife supermarket download catalyst
Quality 40%


catalyst application resource provider (LWRP)

  • start your catalyst application as fastcgi server
  • configuration of apache is beyond the scope, but you may consider my apache cookbook


  • 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 you are going to run at least installed and tested.



Resources Actions

  • install - install catalyst application as fastcgi server

Resource Attributes

  • 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 dir where catalyst application resides
    • application_script - a name of script to start application, an absolute path to your application will be constructed with application_home/script/application_script
    • catalyst_config - a path to catalyst config file
  • optional attributes
    • start_service - true|false, whether to try to start application when configuring is done, default value true
    • 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 from the scratch

$ 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_home '/tmp/Foo'
    application_script ''
    catalyst_config '/tmp/Foo/foo.conf'
    action 'install'

3. Now you have catalyst application running as fastcgi server

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



  • add support for more platforms
  • add more tests
  • add wikis and howtos

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catalyst-fastcgi Applicable Versions

Foodcritic Metric

0.0.6 failed this metric

FC016: LWRP does not declare a default action: catalyst/resources/application.rb:1
FC043: Prefer new notification syntax: catalyst/providers/application.rb:57
FC064: Ensure issues_url is set in metadata: catalyst/metadata.rb:1
FC065: Ensure source_url is set in metadata: catalyst/metadata.rb:1
FC066: Ensure chef_version is set in metadata: catalyst/metadata.rb:1
Run with Foodcritic Version 13.0.0 with tags metadata,correctness ~FC031 ~FC045 and failure tags any

License Metric

0.0.6 failed this metric

catalyst does not have a valid open source license.
Acceptable licenses include Apache-2.0, apachev2, Apache 2.0, MIT, mit, GPL-2.0, gplv2, GNU Public License 2.0, GPL-3.0, gplv3, GNU Public License 3.0.

No Binaries Metric

0.0.6 passed this metric

Supported Platforms Metric

0.0.6 passed this metric

Version Tag Metric

0.0.6 failed this metric

Failure: To pass this metric, your cookbook metadata must include a source url, the source url must be in the form of, and your repo must include a tag that matches this cookbook version number