Installing MojoMojo

The recommended way install is to follow the GitHub installation steps, so that all MojoMojo files end up in one directory, and you have the latest developer version. If you want to use a release version, after git clone, you can list the tags with git tag, and then checkout a specific tag: git checkout <tag_name>.

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

External library dependencies

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 docbook-xsl

    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. Usually, you'll want to add a local configuration file overriding values from mojomojo.conf. Since MojoMojo is a Catalyst application, it conforms to the naming convention for such configuration files and settings you add to mojomojo_local.conf will override those in mojomojo.conf (details at the Catalyst wiki - What is the precedence of various configuration setting locations?.

    To point MojoMojo to an arbitrary configuration file, set


MYAPP_CONFIG is also a Catalyst-style environment variable name.

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 make
aptitude install libxslt1-dev libgdbm-dev docbook-xsl docbook-xsl-doc-html
aptitude install git-arch
git clone git://
# optional: git tag ; git checkout <a release tag>
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.