Problem installing RT 3.6.1

Background: I’ve been away from RT for a while, but used to run 2.0.x.
I’m making a new install of 3.6.1 on a Solaris 10 server with PERL 5.8.7,
configured to use modperl2 and mysql.

I had to install or re-install several perl modules for RT dependencies,
in particular I installed DBD::mysql 3.0007

The mysql server is on a separate host also running Solaris 10, and mysql

I followed the installation instruction at (which are slightly
out of date, but not so much as to make them unusable), and the
installation of RT went smoothly until…

make initialize-database

This proceeds nicely down to:

Now inserting RT core system objects
Checking for existing system user…not found. This appears to be a new installation.
Creating system user…make: *** [initialize-database] Bus Error (core dumped)

I’ve searched the archives, the wiki, and google and haven’t come up with
anything useful.

Any suggestions?

Steve Holmes
Purdue University