RT2.0.8 on Mandrake 8.0

I’m considering installing RT2.0.8 on a Mandrake 8.0 system I have.

Are there any issues over and above those described in Jesse’s installation
notes that I should be aware of.

Do I need perl 5.6.1?

Any other known issues with RT and Mandrake 8.0?

Any advice greatly appreciated.