Installing MojoMojo

On FreeBSD, install the p5-MojoMojo package. A Debian package for MojoMojo will soon be available.

TODO: document where files end up after installation. (alternatively, run updatedb and locate

System Requirements

Installation from CPAN

  1. install Catalyst. This can be as easy as cpan Catalyst::Runtime

  2. install the external libraries. For example on Ubuntu, run:

    aptitude install libxml2 libpng-dev libgif-dev libjpeg-dev expat libexpat1-dev

    On Windows, you can find libxml2 and its dependencies at You'll need libxml2.dll, iconv.dll and zlib1.dll in a directory listed in PATH.

  3. install MojoMojo:

    To see how likely the installation tests are to succeed, check the CPAN Testers status of the MojoMojo dependencies.

    As with any Catalyst application, mojomojo_*.pl scripts will be installed installed in /usr/local/bin.

  4. configure MojoMojo

    To point MojoMojo to an arbitrary configuration file, set


Here is an older example installation progress.

Installing the latest build from GitHub, step-by-step

aptitude install libxml2 libpng-dev libgif-dev libjpeg-dev expat libexpat1-dev
aptitude install libxslt1-dev libgdbm-dev docbook-xsl docbook-xsl-doc-html
aptitude install git-arch
git clone git://
cpan -i Module::Install
cd mojomojo
perl Makefile.PL
make test
# change mojomojo.conf if necessary
script/  # creates database
script/  # launch development server

From here on, see Deployment. If you run into problems, see Troubleshooting.