Installing rt2 onto debian

i’m installing rt2 onto debian and the doc appendix 9.1 whets my
appetite, but i’m not as debian-savvy as “seph”. i tried to locate
his email addr via the rt lists htdig search but came up empty.
perhaps seph is on this list or jesse can fwd this? thx!

  1. could you please share your .deb’s (so i wouldn’t have to figgure
    out how to make them all :). source .debs would be ideal (as we
    may not be running the same release), but binaries would also be
    much appreciated.

  2. “cpan->dpkg”: is there a nifty/auto way to go from cpan to a .deb?
    or, did you just package them yourself (i’ve never done that)?

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hi, I’m seph.

  1. “cpan->dpkg”: is there a nifty/auto way to go from cpan to a .deb?
    or, did you just package them yourself (i’ve never done that)?

yes. one of the neat debian developers wrote and packaged a cpan->deb
script. It works pretty well, though it does require perl-5.6, and
it’s happier running on testing or unstable. the package is called
dh-make-perl. It’s documented fairly well, but to be real quick I was
running stuff like “dh-make-perl --build --cpan Log::Dispatch”

I did have a little trouble building DBIx-SearchBuilder-0.41, and
ended up downloading it, cd’ing to the directory, and building with
"dh-make-perl --build ." IIRC my cpan mirror just didn’t have a new
enough version, yours might.

  1. could you please share your .deb’s (so i wouldn’t have to figgure
    out how to make them all :). source .debs would be ideal (as we
    may not be running the same release), but binaries would also be
    much appreciated.

it’s probably better if you just build your own using the cpan->deb
thing, but if you’re having trouble, and are using testing or
unstable, I can send you mine. (the converter doesn’t produce source debs)

I hope that answered everything okay.

seph