First, let’s start with perl.
My CentOS-3 (RHEL-3) system had perl 5.8.0 installed, and RT says it needs
5.8.3 minimum. Following the ‘ComplilingPerl’ page, in the RT Wiki, I have
built perl 5.8.7 and it is installed in /usr/local/perl-5.8.7.
The page assumes that I already have a working RT installed, and uses it to
help get the perl up to date with all required perl modules. I don’t have RT
installed yet though. Is there some way that I can install all these
dependencies before installing RT? I know I can do this during the RT
install, but I’d prefer to get it done ahead of time, if I can.
Also, the page stops at the point of telling me I need to do something so
that RT will use the new perl and not the vendor supplied one, but stops
short of telling me what it is I need to do. What do I need to do?