Centos 4.3, rt no joy. (DBD::Oracle ?)

Attempted to install 3.6.0 on Centos 4.3 (up to date as of this am)
I’ve been trying for a few weeks, on and off to get this working.

Finally gave up trying to resolve seemingly endless dependencies
and hunted around for a rpm based (yum preferrably) based install.

Finding http://wiki.bestpractical.com/index.cgi?RPMInstall I was
pleased, and followed the instructions (to the letter, after failing
many times to do it ‘my way’)

I die at;

Error: Missing Dependency: perl(DBD::Oracle) is needed by package
perl-DBIx-SearchBuilder

sigh,
Apparently, satisfying this dependency is pretty endless and
more or less requires an Oracle installation.

I don’t want Oracle, don’t even particularly like Oracle.

I emailed Paulo Matos a couple of weeks ago, and no response to
date.

No joy.

Suggestions?

Thanks kindly in advance,
–chipper

Attempted to install 3.6.0 on Centos 4.3 (up to date as of this am)
I’ve been trying for a few weeks, on and off to get this working.

[…]

Chip -

I’ve been running 3.6.0 on CentOS 4.3 without too many troubles, after
perusing the RHEL4 and fedora 4 install guides at
http://wiki.bestpractical.com/index.cgi?RHEL4InstallGuide and

http://wiki.bestpractical.com/index.cgi?FedoraCore4InstallGuide

(I stuck mostly to the former; I’m using FastCGI and the setup process
for 3.6 is basically the same.)

I can’t help you much with the RPM install, but if you decide to go back
to the from-scratch approach feel free to give me a holler.

I notice that I don’t seem to have DBD::Oracle installed, and
DBIx::SearchBuilder doesn’t appear to mind.

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I’ve never tried the RPM-based install, but there are a couple of
ways to satisfy the dependencies. I generally try to keep my perl
modules out of the RPM system, so you’d be using CPAN instead of a
package manager/repository like yum.

If you still have the source sitting around and it’s the same version
as the to-be-installed RPM version, from the source:

$ make testdeps
$ make fixdeps

(Rinse, wash, repeat until make testdeps is happy.)

If there are still missing chunks, figure out what’s going on by
trying to install them from CPAN:

perl -MCPAN -e’install Module::Name’

In your case, you might see what happens when you run:

perl -MCPAN -e’install DBD::Oracle’

HTH,

-FCOn 8/29/06, Chip Mefford cmefford@eruditium.org wrote:

Attempted to install 3.6.0 on Centos 4.3 (up to date as of this am)
I’ve been trying for a few weeks, on and off to get this working.

Finally gave up trying to resolve seemingly endless dependencies
and hunted around for a rpm based (yum preferrably) based install.

Finding http://wiki.bestpractical.com/index.cgi?RPMInstall I was
pleased, and followed the instructions (to the letter, after failing
many times to do it ‘my way’)

I die at;

Error: Missing Dependency: perl(DBD::Oracle) is needed by package
perl-DBIx-SearchBuilder

sigh,
Apparently, satisfying this dependency is pretty endless and
more or less requires an Oracle installation.

I don’t want Oracle, don’t even particularly like Oracle.

I emailed Paulo Matos a couple of weeks ago, and no response to
date.

No joy.

Suggestions?

Thanks kindly in advance,
–chipper


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Chip Mefford wrote:

Attempted to install 3.6.0 on Centos 4.3 (up to date as of this am)
I’ve been trying for a few weeks, on and off to get this working.

Finally gave up trying to resolve seemingly endless dependencies
and hunted around for a rpm based (yum preferrably) based install.

Finding http://wiki.bestpractical.com/index.cgi?RPMInstall I was
pleased, and followed the instructions (to the letter, after failing
many times to do it ‘my way’)

I die at;

Error: Missing Dependency: perl(DBD::Oracle) is needed by package
perl-DBIx-SearchBuilder

sigh,
Apparently, satisfying this dependency is pretty endless and
more or less requires an Oracle installation.

I don’t want Oracle, don’t even particularly like Oracle.

I emailed Paulo Matos a couple of weeks ago, and no response to
date.

I’m running RT just fine off CentOS, and have been for over a year. I
checked my Perl installation and I too have that module installed. It’s
just a Perl module though, and so installing that doesn’t mean you need
to install an Oracle database. I’m running this off a Postgresql
database, also I installed everything manually and have never had to do
anything strange other than maybe force a few Perl modules to load here
and there. Sometimes Perl installs through CPAN can be a pain and you
have to force something.

Just my experience with CentOS and RT here, so I’m not sure what you
could be doing differently, but I would just load the Perl module if it
needs it. It’s not going to hurt anything.

[root@myrt ~]# slocate DBD/Oracle
/usr/lib/perl5/site_perl/5.8.5/DBIx/DBSchema/DBD/Oracle.pm

Worst case is that it’s doing what mine is doing, and just sitting there
doing nothing. Just my two cents…

Max

Ole Craig wrote:> On Tue, 2006-08-29 at 09:33 -0400, Chip Mefford wrote:

Attempted to install 3.6.0 on Centos 4.3 (up to date as of this am)
I’ve been trying for a few weeks, on and off to get this working.

[…]

Chip -

I’ve been running 3.6.0 on CentOS 4.3 without too many troubles, after
perusing the RHEL4 and fedora 4 install guides at
http://wiki.bestpractical.com/index.cgi?RHEL4InstallGuide and

http://wiki.bestpractical.com/index.cgi?FedoraCore4InstallGuide

(I stuck mostly to the former; I’m using FastCGI and the setup process
for 3.6 is basically the same.) SNIP

Well Ole;

(and all others who helpfully replied)

Thanks kindly for all the encouragement,

I scrapped the RPM/Yum install, knuckled down, and with the
assistance of those provided urls, as well as more digging
in the wiki, and some head/desk pounding. Have all dependencies
satisfied, 3.6.0 installed, and am now configuring.
Even learned some stuff along the way!

So, thanks for the hopeful words, they were a big help!

take care
–chipper