Upgrading a Debian Woody Box to 3.4.1

I have a Debian Woody box currently running RT3.0.0. It is incredibly
slow. I want to upgrade it to 3.4.1, but I am unable to upgrade from
Woody for security reasons. Is the right approach to do apt-pinning to
get the new perl and mysql versions from testing? Are there any caveats
that I need to know about prior to undertaking this project? Although I
have been working with Linux for many years, Debian is still rather new
to me.

Vicki

Vicki Stanfield wrote:

I have a Debian Woody box currently running RT3.0.0. It is incredibly
slow. I want to upgrade it to 3.4.1, but I am unable to upgrade from
Woody for security reasons. Is the right approach to do apt-pinning to
get the new perl and mysql versions from testing? Are there any caveats
that I need to know about prior to undertaking this project? Although I
have been working with Linux for many years, Debian is still rather new
to me.

Vicki

Hi Vicki,

I’ve sucessfully had 3.4.1 running on Debian Unstable although I do
understand your concerns on security updates…

As an alternative you may want to have a look at Centos-2 (which is an
RHEL rebuild) and from what I can tell should have at least another 2
years of updates. I would usually suggest a more updated version but
I’ve had no success getting RT to work on any other more recent versions
of Centos.

The only major things that Centos-2 is missing is MySQL 4.1 which you
can get the RPMS for from the Mysql.com website. And you would also
need to get the large lump of Perl Modules from CPAN.

I’m in the process of downloading Centos-2 now, so I can let you know
how I get on if you wish?

Regards

Lee

Hi Vicki,

I’ve sucessfully had 3.4.1 running on Debian Unstable although I do
understand your concerns on security updates…

As an alternative you may want to have a look at Centos-2 (which is an
RHEL rebuild) and from what I can tell should have at least another 2
years of updates. I would usually suggest a more updated version but
I’ve had no success getting RT to work on any other more recent versions
of Centos.

The only major things that Centos-2 is missing is MySQL 4.1 which you
can get the RPMS for from the Mysql.com website. And you would also
need to get the large lump of Perl Modules from CPAN.

I’m in the process of downloading Centos-2 now, so I can let you know
how I get on if you wish?

Regards

Lee

Well, unfortunately even Centos is not an option. Do you know of an
earlier version which has changes over 3.0.0 that would give me a speed
increase? I guess I don’t have to go to the latest and greatest.

Vicki

I have installed RT a couple of times on Debian using the following procedure:

1.Update to the latest possible perl
2.Start doing Manual Install from http://wiki.bestpractical.com/index.cgi?ManualInstallation till you get to make testdeps
3.If neccessary, setup CPAN (perl -MCPAN -e shell)
4.Install as many dependencies as possible using apt(itude). You would need to guess Debian package names from CPAN
which should be fairly easy: they usually are in format lib-perl
5.Install the remaining ones using CPAN
6.Proceed with the manual install

Now I did it on woody/testing and sarge-rc2, dunno if this would work on woody/stable

Vicki Stanfield wrote on 03/09/2005 10:15 AM: