Installation negligence

Hi again.

while looking through my configs (from the RT 3.0 Speed thread) I’ve noticed
that I may have been quite negligent while installing RT3.0. Right now, RT
is installed in /opt which is on the root (/) partition. From prior
experience, I know that filling up / is a PITA later on down the line, and
I’d rather keep track of it and not let things get out of hand. So, here’s
my question: How much of a pain is it to move RT out of /opt and into /usr?
Just from grep’ing the rt3 directory, there’s about a gazillion spots in
scripts and whatnot that point to /opt. Is my only option to backup my
config files and reinstall? Should I feel this sketchy about having RT on
/? (cause mysql is installed in /usr)

thanks in advance for the help…

-ryan

scratch that. i think that the RT database was created in /var which
doesn’t allow for much room to grow either.-----Original Message-----
From: Ryan Wheaton [mailto:rwheaton@moguls.com]
Sent: Tuesday, May 06, 2003 10:20 AM
To: rt-users@lists.fsck.com
Subject: [rt-users] Installation negligence

Hi again.

while looking through my configs (from the RT 3.0 Speed thread) I’ve noticed
that I may have been quite negligent while installing RT3.0. Right now, RT
is installed in /opt which is on the root (/) partition. From prior
experience, I know that filling up / is a PITA later on down the line, and
I’d rather keep track of it and not let things get out of hand. So, here’s
my question: How much of a pain is it to move RT out of /opt and into /usr?
Just from grep’ing the rt3 directory, there’s about a gazillion spots in
scripts and whatnot that point to /opt. Is my only option to backup my
config files and reinstall? Should I feel this sketchy about having RT on
/? (cause mysql is installed in /usr)

thanks in advance for the help…

-ryan
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Yea, i thought of this… then i realized that my DB is stored on a 250M
partition. crap. Guess my only option is a reinstall? Unless someone has
a better idea?

Are there any other config files that I need to copy besides
RT_SiteConfig.pm that will help me preserve what i’ve set up already?
(users, queues, etc) Or… is there a way to move that DB out of /var and
into /usr?

so far, here’s the plan. Lemme know if anyone has any pointers cause i’ve
never done this before and it’s my first install of RT…

-backup RT_SiteConfig.pm
-edit /etc/my.cnf to point to a different datadir, add optimizations (from
the Speed thread)
-delete old install
-reinstall to /usr/rt3
-edit httpd.conf and change /opt to /usr

thanks again
-rtwFrom: Chr. v. Stuckrad [mailto:stucki@math.fu-berlin.de]
Sent: Tuesday, May 06, 2003 10:32 AM
To: Ryan Wheaton
Subject: Re: [rt-users] Installation negligence

experience, I know that filling up / is a PITA later on down the line, and
I’d rather keep track of it and not let things get out of hand. So,
here’s
my question: How much of a pain is it to move RT out of /opt and into
/usr?

We always moved programs (whole trees) around, by replacing the
original /opt/whatever by a symlink to the future residence.
(Just be careful, how you upgrade later!)

Only if the program uses very convoluted scripts to find out
’where it lives’ this sometimes failed, normally it simply works.

Stucki (postmaster at math.fu-berlin.de)

Christoph von Stuckrad * * |nickname |stucki@math.fu-berlin.de
Freie Universitaet Berlin |/_*|‘stucki’ |Tel(days):+49 30 838-75 459|
Fachbereich Mathematik, EDV|\ |if online|Tel(else):+49 30 77 39 6600|
Arnimallee 2-6/14195 Berlin
* |on IRCnet|Fax(alle):+49 30 838-75454/

Hi again.

Hi!

So, here’s my question: How much of a pain is it to move RT out of
/opt and into /usr?

Why not

apachectl stop
cp -rav /opt/rt3 /usr/rt3
rm -rf /opt/rt3
ln -snf /usr/rt3 /opt/rt3
apachectl start

Regards,
Harald
Harald Wagener * FCB/Wilkens * An der Alster 42 * 20099 Hamburg

ok. so i moved the DB, remade the test DB, moved the /mysql/rt3 directory
(what the old DB was) to the new mysql directory, reinstalled RT, edited the
httpd.conf file and restarted both mysql and httpd. now, it seems that
somewhere along the way, the Apache::DBI module got set up to use the 'old’
database. Is there a config file for DBI where i can change it from
/var/lib/mysql to /usr/local/var/mysql? or should i just make a symlink?
Or just edit the Handle.pm line 119 directly?

here’s the output of my httpd errorlog

DBI->connect(dbname=rt3;host=localhost) failed: Can’t connect to local MySQL
server through socket ‘/var/lib/mysql/mysql.sock’ (2) at
/usr/lib/perl5/site_perl/5.6.1/DBIx/SearchBuilder/Handle.pm line 119
[Tue May 6 12:17:34 2003] [error] Connect Failed Can’t connect to local
MySQL server through socket ‘/var/lib/mysql/mysql.sock’ (2)
at /usr/rt3/lib/RT.pm line 123

thanks again.
-rFrom: Ryan Wheaton [mailto:rwheaton@moguls.com]
Sent: Tuesday, May 06, 2003 10:44 AM
To: rt-users@lists.fsck.com
Subject: RE: [rt-users] Installation negligence

Yea, i thought of this… then i realized that my DB is stored on a 250M
partition. crap. Guess my only option is a reinstall? Unless someone has
a better idea?

Are there any other config files that I need to copy besides
RT_SiteConfig.pm that will help me preserve what i’ve set up already?
(users, queues, etc) Or… is there a way to move that DB out of /var and
into /usr?

so far, here’s the plan. Lemme know if anyone has any pointers cause i’ve
never done this before and it’s my first install of RT…

-backup RT_SiteConfig.pm
-edit /etc/my.cnf to point to a different datadir, add optimizations (from
the Speed thread)
-delete old install
-reinstall to /usr/rt3
-edit httpd.conf and change /opt to /usr

thanks again
-rtw

From: Chr. v. Stuckrad [mailto:stucki@math.fu-berlin.de]
Sent: Tuesday, May 06, 2003 10:32 AM
To: Ryan Wheaton
Subject: Re: [rt-users] Installation negligence

experience, I know that filling up / is a PITA later on down the line, and
I’d rather keep track of it and not let things get out of hand. So,
here’s
my question: How much of a pain is it to move RT out of /opt and into
/usr?

We always moved programs (whole trees) around, by replacing the
original /opt/whatever by a symlink to the future residence.
(Just be careful, how you upgrade later!)

Only if the program uses very convoluted scripts to find out
’where it lives’ this sometimes failed, normally it simply works.

Stucki (postmaster at math.fu-berlin.de)

Christoph von Stuckrad * * |nickname |stucki@math.fu-berlin.de
Freie Universitaet Berlin |/_*|‘stucki’ |Tel(days):+49 30 838-75 459|
Fachbereich Mathematik, EDV|\ |if online|Tel(else):+49 30 77 39 6600|
Arnimallee 2-6/14195 Berlin
* |on IRCnet|Fax(alle):+49 30 838-75454/
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