CPAN HTML::Format not found (trying to install RTFM)

I have a working RT 3.4.2 install (on RH9) and am trying to get RTFM 2.0.4

I was able to get the 2 of the 3 perl module updates (referenced in the
README in RTFM 2.0.4) but failed in “HTML::Format”. Here’s the details:

root@cstek 9:14pm [~] 14> perl -MCPAN -e’install HTML::TreeBuilder’
CPAN: Storable loaded ok
Going to read /root/.cpan/Metadata
Database was generated on Sun, 10 Jul 2005 22:03:30 GMT
HTML::TreeBuilder is up to date.
root@cstek 9:14pm [~] 15>
root@cstek 9:14pm [~] 15> perl -MCPAN -e’install HTML::Format’
CPAN: Storable loaded ok
Going to read /root/.cpan/Metadata
Database was generated on Sun, 10 Jul 2005 22:03:30 GMT
Warning: Cannot install HTML::Format, don’t know what it is.
Try the command

 i /HTML::Format/

to find objects with matching identifiers.
root@cstek 9:14pm [~] 16>

Any ideas?

Do I really need this stuff to get RTFM working?

(I must admit that perl-module updates/installing is one of my least
favorite tihngs as a sysadmin.)


I’m probably going to wait on running ‘make install’ until I can resolve
this and maybe some other points. I don’t want to mess up my
nicely-running RT 3.4.2 site; do I have any reason to be concerned?

I notice that RTFM 2.0.4 Makefile reads:

TAG = 2.0.2

in the SVN download stanza (or whatever this stuff is), and this gives my
further pause; should not the above read 2.0.4?

Is there a way I can install RTFM in a test (ie, non-production
fasion…away from my working RT site) fashion without having to build an
entire RT test area on my site?


At 7/10/2005 09:18 PM, Matt England wrote:

For the record (and the RT-users archives):

I used the following commands in lieu of “HTML::Format”:

perl -MCPAN -e’install HTML::Formatter’
perl -MCPAN -e’install HTML::FormatText’

…as per suggestions from group subscribers. (Both of these modules
appeared to be already up to date on my system. Lot’s of
perl-module-web-loads I have done in the past, says Yoda.)

I also ran the ‘make install,’ and now I appear to have RT 3.4.2 and RTFM
2.0.4 coexisting ok…thus far. (I’m more worried about not breaking RT
then anything at the moment.0