Bug: RT3.8.1 plugin lib dir handling is not correct

Hello!

we see that the plugin “EmailCompletion” and “BecomeUser” don’t work,
and probably some other plugins

Enviroment:
SL5 (RHEL5 derrivat)
RT3.8.1

Problem:
After installing the plugin don’t show up in the Web-UI, even if I can
see them under Tool->System Configuration

Expected:
Entry for BecomeUser under Tools, and altered eMail fields due
EmailCompletion

Bug:
In RT.pm the function PluginDirs, has the line
$plugindir =~ s/::/-/g;
This cause RT to look for the wrong directory. The
directories under $RT::LocalPluginPath don’t
have the prefix “RTx-”

Solution:
The plugins should install in the directories
with the “RTx-” prefix, or the above line should be replaced
by
$plugindir =~ s/.*:://g;

best regards!

sven

Yep. We’ve got an open ticket on it. It’s actually a bug in
Module::Install::RTx whtat’s special-casing RTx::Foo and chomping off
that first part of the name.On Sep 12, 2008, at 3:35 AM, Sven Sternberger wrote:

Hello!

we see that the plugin “EmailCompletion” and “BecomeUser” don’t work,
and probably some other plugins

Enviroment:
SL5 (RHEL5 derrivat)
RT3.8.1

Problem:
After installing the plugin don’t show up in the Web-UI, even if I can
see them under Tool->System Configuration

Expected:
Entry for BecomeUser under Tools, and altered eMail fields due
EmailCompletion

Bug:
In RT.pm the function PluginDirs, has the line
$plugindir =~ s/::/-/g;
This cause RT to look for the wrong directory. The
directories under $RT::LocalPluginPath don’t
have the prefix “RTx-”

Solution:
The plugins should install in the directories
with the “RTx-” prefix, or the above line should be replaced
by
$plugindir =~ s/.*:://g;

best regards!

sven


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So until the bug is squashed would the right way to workaround the
problem be to rename the plugin install directories from “Foo” to “RTx-Foo”?

That sounds pretty reasonable. (Please try to keep the list CCed on your
replies)

Yep. We’ve got an open ticket on it. It’s actually a bug in
Module::Install::RTx whtat’s special-casing RTx::Foo and chomping off
that first part of the name.

Just a question, what is the good way to use RTx() in Makefile.PL with
a module RTx::Calendar :
« RTx(‘RTx-Calendar’); » or « RTx(‘Calendar’); »?