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Latest commit 0f3842b @drforr drforr Merge pull request #47 from xsawyerx/feature/more-sql-help
Add additional helper scripts for database set-up:


An open source blogging platform written in Perl.




You can try it for yourself! All you need is a Unix-based system and a few dependencies installed.

  • Authen::Captcha ( needs GD, which neeeds libgd2-xpm-dev package : 'yum install libgd2-xpm-dev', 'yum install gd-devel', 'yum install gd')
  • XML::Simple ( needs libxml : 'yum install libxml2', 'yum install libxml2-devel')
  • Crypt::RandPasswd
  • Dancer2
  • Dancer2::Plugin::DBIC
  • Dancer2::Plugin::REST
  • Data::GUID
  • Data::Entropy::Algorithms
  • Data::Pageset
  • DateTime::Format::Strptime
  • DateTime
  • DateTime::TimeZone
  • DateTime::Format::MySQL
  • DBI
  • DBD::mysql and libmysqlclient-dev
  • DBIx::Class
  • Crypt::RandPasswd
  • Digest::Bcrypt
  • Digest::MD5
  • Digest::SHA1
  • Email::Template
  • HTML::Strip
  • Gravatar::URL
  • MIME::Base64
  • Moose
  • Plack
  • String::Dirify
  • String::Util
  • String::Random
  • Template
  • Template::Plugin::HTML::Strip
  • Text::Unidecode
  • Time::HiRes
  • You will need a MySQL/MariaDB server for the blog's database.
  • You will need a SMTP Server for sending messages. Email are sent automatically by PearlBee in different scenarios like adding a new user

Installing / Updating perl modules


or, if cpanm is available (App::cpanminus on CPAN) run

cpanm --installdeps .

in the folder where PearlBee was checked out and the Makefile.PL is.

Creating database

You'll need to have installed and running either MySQL or MariaDB. Update the file db_patches/create_tables.sql, replacing 'username' and 'password' with the credentials you'd like the PearlBee system to use. Add these same credentials to the user and pass sections in config.yml.

At the terminal from the root application directory, run this command:

mysql -u root -p < pearlbee/db_patches/create_tables.sql

An alternative way of setting up the db is by running this command:

mysql -u root -p < pearlbee/db_patches/set_up_new_db.sql

That's it, now from within the root directory run the following command:

plackup -R lib/ bin/



And your blog is now running!



Once you have started your web server. Open your browser and go to the url http:://:5000/admin Use the default login / password to enter, you should change them before starting using the blog! via "My Account -> Profile". user: admin password: password

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