RT 3.0.3 on Solaris 9 with Companion CD packages?

I’m wondering if its possible (since I am trying to do this and its not
working) to install RT 3.0.3 on Solaris 9 with the Solaris Software
Companion packages installed for:

  • MySQL 3.23.43
  • Apache/1.3.27 (Unix)
  • perl, v5.6.1
  • gcc version 2.95.3 20010315 (release)
  • GNU Make version 3.79.1

I’m wondering if its possible (since I am trying to do this and its not
working) to install RT 3.0.3 on Solaris 9 with the Solaris Software
Companion packages installed for:

  • MySQL 3.23.43

That’s just not going to work for you. if it doesn’t fail on install, it
will fail later and you’ll be really unhappy

  • Apache/1.3.27 (Unix)
  • perl, v5.6.1

That may work, but it’s increasingly unsupported. Perl 5.8 is strongly
recommended.

  • gcc version 2.95.3 20010315 (release)
  • GNU Make version 3.79.1

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I’m wondering if its possible (since I am trying to do this and its not
working) to install RT 3.0.3 on Solaris 9 with the Solaris Software
Companion packages installed for:

  • MySQL 3.23.43
    That’s just not going to work for you. if it doesn’t fail on install, it
    will fail later and you’ll be really unhappy

Oops I see its actually Mysql 3.23.46 thats is supported in teh README.

  • Apache/1.3.27 (Unix)
  • perl, v5.6.1

That may work, but it’s increasingly unsupported. Perl 5.8 is strongly
recommended.

In the context of RT on Solaris 9, do you recommend using the Companion CD
Packages (where compatible), Sunfreeware packages, or building from source?
I used RT2 with great success on RedHat 7.3 with all packages.

Thanks for the reply!

  • MySQL 3.23.43
    That’s just not going to work for you. if it doesn’t fail on install, it
    will fail later and you’ll be really unhappy

Oops I see its actually Mysql 3.23.46 thats is supported in teh README.

Indeed. and that will be deprecated in 3.0.4 and officially desupported
in 3.0.5. You really want 4.0.13 or newer.

  • Apache/1.3.27 (Unix)
  • perl, v5.6.1

That may work, but it’s increasingly unsupported. Perl 5.8 is strongly
recommended.

In the context of RT on Solaris 9, do you recommend using the Companion CD
Packages (where compatible), Sunfreeware packages, or building from source?
I used RT2 with great success on RedHat 7.3 with all packages.

I don’t have a specific recommendation.

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  • MySQL 3.23.43
    That’s just not going to work for you. if it doesn’t fail on install, it
    will fail later and you’ll be really unhappy

Oops I see its actually Mysql 3.23.46 thats is supported in teh README.

Indeed. and that will be deprecated in 3.0.4 and officially desupported
in 3.0.5. You really want 4.0.13 or newer.

What is being depreciated? That old version of 3.23.46 or all 3.XX? I
vote to keep support for 3.23.56 around, which is what RedHat 9 ships
with.

I don’t really want to have to compile MySQL now in addition to Perl,
httpd 1.3.27, etc.

Best,
Blair

Blair Zajac blair@orcaware.com
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Oops I see its actually Mysql 3.23.46 thats is supported in teh README.

Indeed. and that will be deprecated in 3.0.4 and officially desupported
in 3.0.5. You really want 4.0.13 or newer.

What is being depreciated? That old version of 3.23.46 or all 3.XX? I
vote to keep support for 3.23.56 around, which is what RedHat 9 ships
with.

Mysql 3.23 is known to randomly lock up with some of RT3’s queries. I’m
not going to explicitly change RT to break on 3.23, but I’m also not
able to support RT running on it. It’s a good deal slower than 4.0.x,
to boot.

I don’t really want to have to compile MySQL now in addition to Perl,
httpd 1.3.27, etc.

Mysql corporate doesn’t ship workable RPMs for RedHAT?

Best,
Blair


Blair Zajac blair@orcaware.com
Plots of your system’s performance - http://www.orcaware.com/orca/


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Jesse Vincent wrote:

Oops I see its actually Mysql 3.23.46 thats is supported in teh README.

Indeed. and that will be deprecated in 3.0.4 and officially desupported
in 3.0.5. You really want 4.0.13 or newer.

What is being depreciated? That old version of 3.23.46 or all 3.XX? I
vote to keep support for 3.23.56 around, which is what RedHat 9 ships
with.

Mysql 3.23 is known to randomly lock up with some of RT3’s queries. I’m
not going to explicitly change RT to break on 3.23, but I’m also not
able to support RT running on it. It’s a good deal slower than 4.0.x,
to boot.

I wasn’t aware of that 3.23 can lock up. Well, let us when a new RT
version requires 4.0.x and I’ll upgrade. For now, I think I’ll stay
at 3.23.

I don’t really want to have to compile MySQL now in addition to Perl,
httpd 1.3.27, etc.

Mysql corporate doesn’t ship workable RPMs for RedHAT?

They do, I just like the RedHat ones. BTW, even RedHat Rawhide is still
on mysql-3.23.57.

Best,
Blair

Blair Zajac blair@orcaware.com
Plots of your system’s performance - http://www.orcaware.com/orca/

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In the context of RT on Solaris 9, do you recommend using the Companion CD
Packages (where compatible), Sunfreeware packages, or building from
source?
I used RT2 with great success on RedHat 7.3 with all packages.

I don’t tend to use the companion CD for Solaris. Many of the versions of
software are old and as a result may contain security problems, or newer
versions are required for other software.

One problem on Solaris is that the native perl is built using Sun’s compiler
but additional modules might need GNU gcc/make. I think this results in
problems so one of the first things I always do on a new Sun box is use the
perl from www.sunfreeware.com or compile it. Solaris 8 perl is 5.005 I don’t
know the version on Solaris 9 but I’d imagine its not 5.8.

In general the packages from sunfreeware are good in that everything is
generally installed under /usr/local (you might want to make this a sym link
to /opt/local) so that files are not spread around the operating system (as
is the case with the companion CD apache install for instance). So they
might be worth trying if you don’t want to compile everything.

Jim

Randy Millis wrote:

I’m wondering if its possible (since I am trying to do this and its not
working) to install RT 3.0.3 on Solaris 9 with the Solaris Software
Companion packages installed for:

I’ve just gotten a SUN newsletter, found this link:

http://www.sun.com/bigadmin/features/articles/req_track_1.html

Covers 3.0.2

They go with mysql-3.23.56, though.

Note: unfortunately, I do not own SUN-kit that is good enough for
running Solaris 9 and RT and I did just skim over the article.

But it may be better than nothing for somebody to get started.

Jesse might want to add this to his “press-clippings”, though :wink:

cheers,
Rainer