VMware player RT anyone?

Now that VMware has released the free player and beta server
programs people are starting to build canned applications
as virtual machine images along with the different free
OS versions at http://www.vmware.com/vmtn/vm/community.html.
I see twiki is there (on a debian stable base). Having
RT also in a download/run package would be a great way
to avoid the perl module mess when installing at least
for proof of concept testing and low volume sites - and
it could even run on a windows host if necessary. I can
barely muddle through my own installs though. Is anyone
interested in building the image?

Les Mikesell
lesmikesell@gmail.com

Date: Thu, 16 Feb 2006 12:59:22 -0600
From: Les Mikesell les@futuresource.com
Subject: [rt-users] VMware player RT anyone?
To: rt-users@lists.bestpractical.com
Message-ID: 1140116362.15269.141.camel@moola.futuresource.com
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Now that VMware has released the free player and beta server
programs people are starting to build canned applications
as virtual machine images along with the different free
OS versions at http://www.vmware.com/vmtn/vm/community.html.
I see twiki is there (on a debian stable base). Having
RT also in a download/run package would be a great way
to avoid the perl module mess when installing at least
for proof of concept testing and low volume sites - and
it could even run on a windows host if necessary. I can
barely muddle through my own installs though. Is anyone
interested in building the image?
I’m working on this.
System will be a working rt-3.4.5 install with AT and RTFM-2.2.RC1 and
probably using Oracle XE as a backend.
Further I might setup one or two selfcontained ‘demo’ rt’s using
’in-place’ configure option and sqlite.

Joop

PS:
I have this setup running on a FC4 VMware VM right now.

Joop van de Wege JoopvandeWege@mococo.nl

It would be nice to see one submitted using MySQL for the backend. More
people would likely find MySQL more friendly and easier to use.

Joop van de Wege wrote:>On Thu, 16 Feb 2006 14:30:06 -0500 (EST) rt-users-request@lists.bestpractical.com wrote:

Date: Thu, 16 Feb 2006 12:59:22 -0600
From: Les Mikesell les@futuresource.com
Subject: [rt-users] VMware player RT anyone?
To: rt-users@lists.bestpractical.com
Message-ID: 1140116362.15269.141.camel@moola.futuresource.com
Content-Type: text/plain

Now that VMware has released the free player and beta server
programs people are starting to build canned applications
as virtual machine images along with the different free
OS versions at http://www.vmware.com/vmtn/vm/community.html.
I see twiki is there (on a debian stable base). Having
RT also in a download/run package would be a great way
to avoid the perl module mess when installing at least
for proof of concept testing and low volume sites - and
it could even run on a windows host if necessary. I can
barely muddle through my own installs though. Is anyone
interested in building the image?

I’m working on this.
System will be a working rt-3.4.5 install with AT and RTFM-2.2.RC1 and
probably using Oracle XE as a backend.
Further I might setup one or two selfcontained ‘demo’ rt’s using
’in-place’ configure option and sqlite.

Joop

PS:
I have this setup running on a FC4 VMware VM right now.

It would be nice to see one submitted using MySQL for the backend. More
people would likely find MySQL more friendly and easier to use.

System will be a working rt-3.4.5 install with AT and RTFM-2.2.RC1 and
probably using Oracle XE as a backend.
Further I might setup one or two selfcontained ‘demo’ rt’s using
’in-place’ configure option and sqlite.
Mysql is about as ‘friendly’ as OracleXE depending largely on the amount
of experience you have. If I look back at how I setup FC4, using
packages, and how much trouble it did cost me I still wonder what I have
been doing wrong. Normally I setup RT on Sun Solaris(8) and compile the
whole thing from source, Apache, SSL, PHP, Perl, and install it in its
own directory tree, except for the time I have to wait for the compiler
and the perl dependancies I can do this in 4h or less.
FC4 took me 3 tries and just as much days ;-(
(One problem being DBD::Oracle and OracleXE to be honest)

If I package Oracle with RT into a VM than more people get a chance to
play with RT without the hassle of setting it up, because, yes RT and
Oracle are a tougher combination than Mysql and RT but it can also give
you a better (subjective; my point of view) system, database wise
(performance, scalability, search on ticket contents, etc).

But be my guest and make a VM with Mysql and RT :wink:

Joop

Joop van de Wege JoopvandeWege@mococo.nl

Les Mikesell wrote:

Now that VMware has released the free player and beta server
programs people are starting to build canned applications
as virtual machine images along with the different free
OS versions at http://www.vmware.com/vmtn/vm/community.html.
I see twiki is there (on a debian stable base). Having
RT also in a download/run package would be a great way
to avoid the perl module mess when installing at least
for proof of concept testing and low volume sites - and
it could even run on a windows host if necessary. I can
barely muddle through my own installs though. Is anyone
interested in building the image?

I’d suggest FreeBSD6+postgresql.

The FreeBSD5.4+postgresql combo has been working here flawlessly for
almost a year - and almost from the start.

I think the next version of ESX-server is supposed to support FreeBSD6.

Unfortunately, I’ve got little time to undertake this at the moment -
and my GSX-testserver is currently in use with Virtuozzo…

cu,
Rainer

The FreeBSD5.4+postgresql combo has been working here flawlessly
for almost a year - and almost from the start.

For a long time I ran a hand-installed RT on a hand-installed perl +
mod_perl on FreeBSD 4.10. Recently we purchased a dedicated box
(Dell PE 1850 w/ hardware RAID and 1GB RAM) for RT and its postgres
database. Everything was installed via the FreeBSD ports and using
FastCGI. It was nearly trivial to install it this way and migrate
the data was also trivial with postgres dump + reload. Downtime was
about 5 minutes.

Which brings me to my question: has anyone updated the port to
3.4.5? Autrijus seems to be MIA and is not returning emails, and it
has been a while…