Advice on scrip development and deployment

I’ve hacked together a few scrips which are working pretty
well. But I’d like to devise a method for managing my
scrips in a way that survives upgrades well and does not
interfere with the RT installation.

I’m interested in hearing what folks are doing. I’m
thinking of going about it like this:

o Store my code in an SCM and deploy to it’s own area
on my system. Something like /opt/rt_company_scrips
or the like.

o Add the lib folder under the above mentioned directory
to perls INC path via the apache configuration, or
via some other method.

o Add a company specific configuration file to a subfolder
etc of the above mentioned path.

Any thoughts on this? What are folks doing on this front?

Thanks.

Andy

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Andrew Libby
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Scrips are in the database, not the filesystem, and survive upgrades
just fine.On Aug 3, 2009, at 6:27 PM, Andrew Libby wrote:

I’ve hacked together a few scrips which are working pretty
well. But I’d like to devise a method for managing my
scrips in a way that survives upgrades well and does not
interfere with the RT installation.

I’m interested in hearing what folks are doing. I’m
thinking of going about it like this:

o Store my code in an SCM and deploy to it’s own area
on my system. Something like /opt/rt_company_scrips
or the like.

o Add the lib folder under the above mentioned directory
to perls INC path via the apache configuration, or
via some other method.

o Add a company specific configuration file to a subfolder
etc of the above mentioned path.

Any thoughts on this? What are folks doing on this front?

Thanks.

Andy

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I’m pretty sure scrips can be put in the database, but don’t
need to be. In either case they are registered in the
database, at least the actions are. The ScripActions I’m
using are growing in complexity, and as such I’ve taken them
on to the filesystem.

Andy

Jo Rhett wrote:

Scrips are in the database, not the filesystem, and survive upgrades
just fine.

I’ve hacked together a few scrips which are working pretty
well. But I’d like to devise a method for managing my
scrips in a way that survives upgrades well and does not
interfere with the RT installation.

I’m interested in hearing what folks are doing. I’m
thinking of going about it like this:

o Store my code in an SCM and deploy to it’s own area
on my system. Something like /opt/rt_company_scrips
or the like.

o Add the lib folder under the above mentioned directory
to perls INC path via the apache configuration, or
via some other method.

o Add a company specific configuration file to a subfolder
etc of the above mentioned path.

Any thoughts on this? What are folks doing on this front?

Thanks.

Andy

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alibby@xforty.com
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I’m pretty sure scrips can be put in the database, but don’t
need to be. In either case they are registered in the
database, at least the actions are. The ScripActions I’m
using are growing in complexity, and as such I’ve taken them
on to the filesystem.

Andy

You may want to look at Module::Install::RTx and build local RT
extensions that install your Actions. You can even write an
etc/initialdata to deploy the database pieces (look at the
initialdata that ships with RT for ideas)

You’ll then enable your local extension with @Plugins, rather than
managing RT’s @INC manually.

You can grab any of the modules on CPAN from one of the bps folks to
rip apart and get an idea of how to build one.

-kevin

Kevin Falcone wrote:> On Tue, Aug 04, 2009 at 08:33:13AM -0400, Andrew Libby wrote:

I’m pretty sure scrips can be put in the database, but don’t
need to be. In either case they are registered in the
database, at least the actions are. The ScripActions I’m
using are growing in complexity, and as such I’ve taken them
on to the filesystem.

Andy

You may want to look at Module::Install::RTx and build local RT
extensions that install your Actions. You can even write an
etc/initialdata to deploy the database pieces (look at the
initialdata that ships with RT for ideas)

You’ll then enable your local extension with @Plugins, rather than
managing RT’s @INC manually.

You can grab any of the modules on CPAN from one of the bps folks to
rip apart and get an idea of how to build one.

-kevin

Thanks a bunch Kevin! I’ll invest some time learning
this method.

Andy