I've asked the beginner perl group but no one responded

I’m trying to make the (re-)installation of RT as painless as possible
for future generations. I’ve encountered a problem though in that I
can’t get HTML::FormatText, XML::RSS or Apache-DBI to install through
make fixdeps. As a result I’ve written a small script which parses
the output of make testdeps for any lines containing “MISSING”.

I’m trying to pass these modules onto cpan and force their installation
with no luck. I’ve tried the following:
CPAN::shell::force(install,$mod_name)
CPAN::Module::force(install,$mod_name)
system “perl -MCPAN -e ‘force install $mod_name’”

None work.

How can I take care of this?

Mathew
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I’m trying to make the (re-)installation of RT as painless as possible
for future generations. I’ve encountered a problem though in that I

Then don’t install it by hand; use a package manager for whatever OS
you’ve got and install the RT package from that.

I’m not installing RT via RPM. That’s something that is unnecessary and not preferable. I just need to know how to install the three modules.

Vivek Khera wrote:> On Apr 15, 2008, at 11:55 AM, Mathew wrote:

I’m trying to make the (re-)installation of RT as painless as possible
for future generations. I’ve encountered a problem though in that I

Then don’t install it by hand; use a package manager for whatever OS
you’ve got and install the RT package from that.


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I’m not installing RT via RPM. That’s something that is unnecessary
and not preferable. I just need to know how to install the three
modules.

Vivek Khera wrote:

I’m trying to make the (re-)installation of RT as painless as
possible
for future generations. I’ve encountered a problem though in that I
Then don’t install it by hand; use a package manager for whatever
OS you’ve got and install the RT package from that.

Then your goal of making it painless as possible for future
generations is not going to be met.

Vivek Khera wrote:> On Apr 15, 2008, at 5:45 PM, Mathew wrote:

I’m not installing RT via RPM. That’s something that is unnecessary
and not preferable. I just need to know how to install the three
modules.

Vivek Khera wrote:

On Apr 15, 2008, at 11:55 AM, Mathew wrote:

I’m trying to make the (re-)installation of RT as painless as
possible
for future generations. I’ve encountered a problem though in that I
Then don’t install it by hand; use a package manager for whatever
OS you’ve got and install the RT package from that.

Then your goal of making it painless as possible for future
generations is not going to be met.

I disagree. Distribution packaging systems cause a LOT of RT problems.
Manual installation or platform-independent packaging is a much better
way of managing RT and using CPAN to perform perl installations is by
far the best automatable method.

While I do not know the answer to the original question, the goal is a
laudable one and the plan seems sound.
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I disagree. Distribution packaging systems cause a LOT of RT
problems. Manual installation or platform-independent packaging is a
much better way of managing RT and using CPAN to perform perl
installations is by far the best automatable method.

Must be crappy packages. The freebsd packages work wonderfully across
upgrades.

[crit]: RT::Attachment->Create couldn’t, as you didn’t
specify a transaction

[crit]: RT::Ticket=HASH(0xa58dd04) tried to load a
bogus ticket: 7715

RT seemed to throw up all over the place this morning
when I updated the server. Is there any regression
tests i can run to see what package broke the
software?

Thanks
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Vivek Khera wrote:> On Apr 16, 2008, at 9:57 AM, Mike Peachey wrote:

I disagree. Distribution packaging systems cause a LOT of RT
problems. Manual installation or platform-independent packaging is a
much better way of managing RT and using CPAN to perform perl
installations is by far the best automatable method.

Must be crappy packages. The freebsd packages work wonderfully across
upgrades.

I also have good experiences with packaged RT. In my case the Debian
packages were easy to install and that saved a lot of work.

Regards
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Stefan Hornburg wrote, On 16/04/2008 15:26:

Vivek Khera wrote:

I disagree. Distribution packaging systems cause a LOT of RT
problems. Manual installation or platform-independent packaging is a
much better way of managing RT and using CPAN to perform perl
installations is by far the best automatable method.
Must be crappy packages. The freebsd packages work wonderfully across
upgrades.

I also have good experiences with packaged RT. In my case the Debian
packages were easy to install and that saved a lot of work.

Agreed, RT on debian’s easy. Thank you Niko.

Cheers
Toby

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Apache-DBI is only required when you’re using mod_perl and even in
this case it’s optional. Are you going to use mod_perl?

Without errors we couldn’t help you install other modules.On Tue, Apr 15, 2008 at 7:55 PM, Mathew mathew.snyder@gmail.com wrote:

I’m trying to make the (re-)installation of RT as painless as possible
for future generations. I’ve encountered a problem though in that I
can’t get HTML::FormatText, XML::RSS or Apache-DBI to install through
make fixdeps. As a result I’ve written a small script which parses
the output of make testdeps for any lines containing “MISSING”.

I’m trying to pass these modules onto cpan and force their installation
with no luck. I’ve tried the following:
CPAN::shell::force(install,$mod_name)
CPAN::Module::force(install,$mod_name)
system “perl -MCPAN -e ‘force install $mod_name’”

None work.

How can I take care of this?

Mathew

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Stefan Hornburg wrote, On 16/04/2008 15:26:

Vivek Khera wrote:

I disagree. Distribution packaging systems cause a LOT of RT
problems. Manual installation or platform-independent packaging is a
much better way of managing RT and using CPAN to perform perl
installations is by far the best automatable method.
Must be crappy packages. The freebsd packages work wonderfully across
upgrades.

I also have good experiences with packaged RT. In my case the Debian
packages were easy to install and that saved a lot of work.

Agreed, RT on debian’s easy. Thank you Niko.
Except that it’s 3.6.x where x < 6 (I think it’s still 3.6.1) and when
users of this package come to list they have less chances to get
feedback and fixes.

Cheers
Toby

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[crit]: Apache2::RequestIO::rflush: (104) Connection
reset by peer at
/usr/lib/perl5/site_perl/5.8.3/HTML/Mason/ApacheHandler.pm
line 1029 (/usr/local/rt3/bin/webmux.pl:134)

[crit]: RT::Attachment->Create couldn’t, as you
didn’t
specify a transaction

[crit]: RT::Ticket=HASH(0xa58dd04) tried to load a
bogus ticket: 7715

RT seemed to throw up all over the place this
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software?

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It seems i can create a ticket after i restart apache
and mysql. But i can only create one before the logs
start freaking out about bogus ticket number

-winn

[crit]: Apache2::RequestIO::rflush: (104) Connection
reset by peer at

/usr/lib/perl5/site_perl/5.8.3/HTML/Mason/ApacheHandler.pm

line 1029 (/usr/local/rt3/bin/webmux.pl:134)

[crit]: RT::Attachment->Create couldn’t, as you
didn’t
specify a transaction

[crit]: RT::Ticket=HASH(0xa58dd04) tried to load a
bogus ticket: 7715

RT seemed to throw up all over the place this
morning
when I updated the server. Is there any regression
tests i can run to see what package broke the
software?

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It’s all well and good that you folks find distro-specific packages easy
to use but a: Debian’s easiness doesn’t matter to a person asking about
RHEL 5 (for which there is no Red Hat supplied RPM) and b: not everyone
uses packages for their installation making your opinions moot.

Anyone have a solution to the question I asked instead of personal
preferences?

Mathew

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Stefan Hornburg wrote, On 16/04/2008 15:26:

Vivek Khera wrote:

I disagree. Distribution packaging systems cause a LOT of RT
problems. Manual installation or platform-independent packaging is a
much better way of managing RT and using CPAN to perform perl
installations is by far the best automatable method.
Must be crappy packages. The freebsd packages work wonderfully across
upgrades.
I also have good experiences with packaged RT. In my case the Debian
packages were easy to install and that saved a lot of work.

Agreed, RT on debian’s easy. Thank you Niko.

Cheers
Toby

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Mat,

How about trying

cpan -if HTML::FormatText
cpan -if XML::RS
cpan -if Apache::DBI

-winn

I’m trying to make the (re-)installation of RT as
painless as possible
for future generations. I’ve encountered a problem
though in that I
can’t get HTML::FormatText, XML::RSS or Apache-DBI
to install through
make fixdeps. As a result I’ve written a small
script which parses
the output of make testdeps for any lines
containing “MISSING”.

I’m trying to pass these modules onto cpan and force
their installation
with no luck. I’ve tried the following:
CPAN::shell::force(install,$mod_name)
CPAN::Module::force(install,$mod_name)
system “perl -MCPAN -e ‘force install $mod_name’”

None work.

How can I take care of this?

Mathew

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Matt: “What?”
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The cpan manpage doesn’t list an ‘f’ option. Does it exist and simply isn’t
documented?

MathewOn Wed, Apr 16, 2008 at 3:13 PM, Winn Johnston winn_johnston@yahoo.com wrote:

Mat,

How about trying

cpan -if HTML::FormatText
cpan -if XML::RS
cpan -if Apache::DBI

-winn

— Mathew mathew.snyder@gmail.com wrote:

I’m trying to make the (re-)installation of RT as
painless as possible
for future generations. I’ve encountered a problem
though in that I
can’t get HTML::FormatText, XML::RSS or Apache-DBI
to install through
make fixdeps. As a result I’ve written a small
script which parses
the output of make testdeps for any lines
containing “MISSING”.

I’m trying to pass these modules onto cpan and force
their installation
with no luck. I’ve tried the following:
CPAN::shell::force(install,$mod_name)
CPAN::Module::force(install,$mod_name)
system “perl -MCPAN -e ‘force install $mod_name’”

None work.

How can I take care of this?

Mathew

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Matt: “What?”
JJ: “You’re listening to Metallica.”
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Try

#man 1 cpan

f Forces the specified action, when it normally would have failed.

Luck,

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Subject: Re: [rt-users] I’ve asked the beginner perl group but no
oneresponded

From: Mathew Snyder mathew.snyder@gmail.com
Date: Wed, Apr 16, 2008 at 3:43 PM
Subject: Re: [rt-users] I’ve asked the beginner perl group but no one
responded
To: Winn Johnston winn_johnston@yahoo.com

The cpan manpage doesn’t list an ‘f’ option. Does it exist and simply
isn’t documented?

Mathew

Mat,

How about trying

cpan -if HTML::FormatText
cpan -if XML::RS
cpan -if Apache::DBI

-winn

I’m trying to make the (re-)installation of RT as
painless as possible
for future generations. I’ve encountered a problem
though in that I
can’t get HTML::FormatText, XML::RSS or Apache-DBI
to install through
make fixdeps. As a result I’ve written a small
script which parses
the output of make testdeps for any lines
containing “MISSING”.

I’m trying to pass these modules onto cpan and force
their installation
with no luck. I’ve tried the following:
CPAN::shell::force(install,$mod_name)
CPAN::Module::force(install,$mod_name)
system “perl -MCPAN -e ‘force install $mod_name’”

None work.

How can I take care of this?

Mathew

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Matt: “What?”
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Ruslan Zakirov wrote:> On Wed, Apr 16, 2008 at 7:14 PM, Toby Darling darling@ccdc.cam.ac.uk wrote:

Stefan Hornburg wrote, On 16/04/2008 15:26:

Vivek Khera wrote:

On Apr 16, 2008, at 9:57 AM, Mike Peachey wrote:

I disagree. Distribution packaging systems cause a LOT of RT
problems. Manual installation or platform-independent packaging is a
much better way of managing RT and using CPAN to perform perl
installations is by far the best automatable method.
Must be crappy packages. The freebsd packages work wonderfully across
upgrades.

I also have good experiences with packaged RT. In my case the Debian
packages were easy to install and that saved a lot of work.

Agreed, RT on debian’s easy. Thank you Niko.
Except that it’s 3.6.x where x < 6 (I think it’s still 3.6.1) and when
users of this package come to list they have less chances to get
feedback and fixes.

Right, but I think it is still easier to backport it from testing
than installing from scratch.

Regards
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Hello!

just my 2c, Request Tracker is really a nice piece of
Software which helps our organisation a lot

BUT

the distribution is a mess, the only thing an average
sysadmin wants to do is to install via the package
manager on his RT server, and to run from time to time
an update with his package manager.
I don’t want to install via cpan perl modules which may be
in conflict with versions from perl packages of the operating
system.
For this convenience I’m sure there would be also some
customer willing to pay a subscription fee.

till this happy days I will tar,make,cpan …

regards!

svenOn Mi, 2008-04-16 at 20:30 +0400, Ruslan Zakirov wrote:

Except that it’s 3.6.x where x < 6 (I think it’s still 3.6.1) and when
users of this package come to list they have less chances to get
feedback and fixes.

Sven Sternberger wrote:

Hello!

just my 2c, Request Tracker is really a nice piece of
Software which helps our organisation a lot

BUT

the distribution is a mess, the only thing an average
sysadmin wants to do is to install via the package
manager on his RT server, and to run from time to time
an update with his package manager.
I don’t want to install via cpan perl modules which may be
in conflict with versions from perl packages of the operating
system.

It shouldn’t be hard to run a custom Perl just for RT.

Regards
Racke

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