Which Perl version should one use with RT 4.4 on CentOS 6

Hello all,

I am about to upgrade my RT 4.2 to v4.4 on a CentOS 6 machine. It appears
that Perl 5.1 is barely adequate. What is the recommended version of Perl
for this setup?

Thanks.

Cheers,

Boris.

Hello Boris,
from readme [1] on github it is obvious the RT needs Perl as of
version 5.10.1 and above. Readme file from 4.4 version has the same
list of requirements.
Some RT modules may have their own dependencies. You need to check them.

[1] https://github.com/bestpractical/rt

Peter ViskupOn Mon, Mar 14, 2016 at 4:33 PM, Boris Epstein borepstein@gmail.com wrote:

Hello all,

I am about to upgrade my RT 4.2 to v4.4 on a CentOS 6 machine. It appears
that Perl 5.1 is barely adequate. What is the recommended version of Perl
for this setup?

Thanks.

Cheers,

Boris.


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Hi Peter,

Thanks, I saw that.

I was wondering what the benefits and general experience was of those who
used later versions of Perl 5 or Perl 6 vs 5.10.1. Just trying to see if it
was a worthwhile exercize trying to upgrade - which on Centos did not seem
to be trivial.

Cheers,

Boris.On Tue, Mar 15, 2016 at 4:27 AM, Peter Viskup skupko.sk@gmail.com wrote:

Hello Boris,
from readme [1] on github it is obvious the RT needs Perl as of
version 5.10.1 and above. Readme file from 4.4 version has the same
list of requirements.
Some RT modules may have their own dependencies. You need to check them.

[1] https://github.com/bestpractical/rt


Peter Viskup

On Mon, Mar 14, 2016 at 4:33 PM, Boris Epstein borepstein@gmail.com wrote:

Hello all,

I am about to upgrade my RT 4.2 to v4.4 on a CentOS 6 machine. It appears
that Perl 5.1 is barely adequate. What is the recommended version of Perl
for this setup?

Thanks.

Cheers,

Boris.


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If you can upgrade to the latest version of CentOS 7, you’ll get perl
5.16.

Joseph D. WagnerOn 2016-03-15 03:06, Boris Epstein wrote:

Hi Peter,

Thanks, I saw that.

I was wondering what the benefits and general experience was of those who used later versions of Perl 5 or Perl 6 vs 5.10.1. Just trying to see if it was a worthwhile exercize trying to upgrade - which on Centos did not seem to be trivial.

Cheers,

Boris.

On Tue, Mar 15, 2016 at 4:27 AM, Peter Viskup skupko.sk@gmail.com wrote:

Hello Boris,
from readme [1] on github it is obvious the RT needs Perl as of
version 5.10.1 and above. Readme file from 4.4 version has the same
list of requirements.
Some RT modules may have their own dependencies. You need to check them.

[1] https://github.com/bestpractical/rt


Peter Viskup

On Mon, Mar 14, 2016 at 4:33 PM, Boris Epstein borepstein@gmail.com wrote:

Hello all,

I am about to upgrade my RT 4.2 to v4.4 on a CentOS 6 machine. It appears
that Perl 5.1 is barely adequate. What is the recommended version of Perl
for this setup?

Thanks.

Cheers,

Boris.


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Hi,

I would recommend installing a version of perl just for RT that is
seperate from the
system perl. I tend to use the version that the perl project considers
stable. Currently
v5.22.1 I believe.

Check out perlbrew for a nice easy clean way of installing a independant
perl version.

Best Regards

MartinOn 2016-03-15 15:36, Joseph D. Wagner wrote:

If you can upgrade to the latest version of CentOS 7, you’ll get perl
5.16.

Joseph D. Wagner

On 2016-03-15 03:06, Boris Epstein wrote:

Hi Peter,

Thanks, I saw that.

I was wondering what the benefits and general experience was of
those who used later versions of Perl 5 or Perl 6 vs 5.10.1. Just
trying to see if it was a worthwhile exercize trying to upgrade -
which on Centos did not seem to be trivial.

Cheers,

Boris.

On Tue, Mar 15, 2016 at 4:27 AM, Peter Viskup skupko.sk@gmail.com wrote:

Hello Boris,
from readme [1] on github it is obvious the RT needs Perl as of
version 5.10.1 and above. Readme file from 4.4 version has the
same
list of requirements.
Some RT modules may have their own dependencies. You need to check
them.

[1] https://github.com/bestpractical/rt


Peter Viskup

On Mon, Mar 14, 2016 at 4:33 PM, Boris Epstein borepstein@gmail.com wrote:

Hello all,

I am about to upgrade my RT 4.2 to v4.4 on a CentOS 6 machine.
It appears
that Perl 5.1 is barely adequate. What is the recommended
version of Perl
for this setup?

Thanks.

Cheers,

Boris.


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I upvote Martin’s answer. He gave you the version and the proper technique
to achieving it.On Wed, Mar 16, 2016 at 5:44 AM, Martin Wheldon < martin.wheldon@greenhills-it.co.uk> wrote:

Hi,

I would recommend installing a version of perl just for RT that is
seperate from the
system perl. I tend to use the version that the perl project considers
stable. Currently
v5.22.1 I believe.

Check out perlbrew for a nice easy clean way of installing a independant
perl version.

Best Regards

Martin

On 2016-03-15 15:36, Joseph D. Wagner wrote:

If you can upgrade to the latest version of CentOS 7, you’ll get perl
5.16.

Joseph D. Wagner

On 2016-03-15 03:06, Boris Epstein wrote:

Hi Peter,

Thanks, I saw that.

I was wondering what the benefits and general experience was of
those who used later versions of Perl 5 or Perl 6 vs 5.10.1. Just
trying to see if it was a worthwhile exercize trying to upgrade -
which on Centos did not seem to be trivial.

Cheers,

Boris.

On Tue, Mar 15, 2016 at 4:27 AM, Peter Viskup skupko.sk@gmail.com wrote:

Hello Boris,

from readme [1] on github it is obvious the RT needs Perl as of
version 5.10.1 and above. Readme file from 4.4 version has the
same
list of requirements.
Some RT modules may have their own dependencies. You need to check
them.

[1] https://github.com/bestpractical/rt


Peter Viskup

On Mon, Mar 14, 2016 at 4:33 PM, Boris Epstein borepstein@gmail.com wrote:

Hello all,

I am about to upgrade my RT 4.2 to v4.4 on a CentOS 6 machine.

It appears

that Perl 5.1 is barely adequate. What is the recommended

version of Perl

for this setup?

Thanks.

Cheers,

Boris.


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Dear Cris Groome,

You’ve wrote this answer:

“I upvote Martin’s answer. He gave you the version and the proper
technique to achieving it.”

Would you be nice to send me too your “howto” about specific perl
install for RT?

Regards.

– Jérôme
Be yourself; everyone else is already taken.
(Oscar Wilde)

Hi Jerome,

The following google search came back with a tutorial which pretty much
describes the type of perl brew install that I carry out for RT.

perlbrew “request tracker” howto

Best Regards

Martin-------- Original Message --------
Subject: [rt-users] which Perl version should one use with RT 4.4 on
CentOS 6
Date: 2016-03-16 16:30
From: Jerome jerome@ibt.unam.mx
To: rt-users@lists.bestpractical.com

Dear Cris Groome,

You’ve wrote this answer:

“I upvote Martin’s answer. He gave you the version and the proper
technique to achieving it.”

Would you be nice to send me too your “howto” about specific perl
install for RT?

Regards.

There is info on options for installing perl in the RT documentation too:

https://docs.bestpractical.com/rt/4.4.0/rt_perl.htmlOn 3/16/16 5:44 PM, Martin Wheldon wrote:

Hi Jerome,

The following google search came back with a tutorial which pretty much
describes the type of perl brew install that I carry out for RT.

perlbrew “request tracker” howto

Best Regards

Martin

-------- Original Message --------
Subject: [rt-users] which Perl version should one use with RT 4.4 on
CentOS 6
Date: 2016-03-16 16:30
From: Jerome jerome@ibt.unam.mx
To: rt-users@lists.bestpractical.com

Dear Cris Groome,

You’ve wrote this answer:

“I upvote Martin’s answer. He gave you the version and the proper
technique to achieving it.”

Would you be nice to send me too your “howto” about specific perl
install for RT?

Regards.

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Dear Martin, Jim

You’re right. Thanks for the link !

RegardsLe 16/03/2016 11:02, Jim Brandt a écrit :

There is info on options for installing perl in the RT documentation too:

https://docs.bestpractical.com/rt/4.4.0/rt_perl.html

On 3/16/16 5:44 PM, Martin Wheldon wrote:

Hi Jerome,

The following google search came back with a tutorial which pretty much
describes the type of perl brew install that I carry out for RT.

perlbrew “request tracker” howto

Best Regards

Martin

-------- Original Message --------
Subject: [rt-users] which Perl version should one use with RT 4.4 on
CentOS 6
Date: 2016-03-16 16:30
From: Jerome jerome@ibt.unam.mx
To: rt-users@lists.bestpractical.com

Dear Cris Groome,

You’ve wrote this answer:

“I upvote Martin’s answer. He gave you the version and the proper
technique to achieving it.”

Would you be nice to send me too your “howto” about specific perl
install for RT?

Regards.

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– Jérôme
Les cimetières sont pleins de gens irremplaçables.
(Alphonse Allais)

Hi Jerome,
First I want to apologize. I do not check my ‘lists’ every day. I hope you
have already found your answer by now. If not,
For my install I had a museum piece server and yet, its used every day. So
they need new HW and OS but old DB SW for a quick transition rather than
importing the data into a new ver install.(there done with background)
So new HW with centOS 6.5 using the std perl-5.10.1-136.el6.x86_64
but running rt-3.8.4
The key for my install was resolving dependencies by running the following:
perl sbin/rt-test-dependencies --with-postgres --with-modperl1 --install
(30min later the command finished with the following issues)
I saw messages like this too: Warning: Prerequisite ‘Exception::Class =>
1.15’ for ‘DROLSKY/HTML-Mason-1.56.tar.gz’ failed when processing
’DROLSKY/Exception-Class-1.40.tar.gz’ with ‘make_test => NO’. Continuing,
but chances to succeed are limited.
and this: Syntax error on line 1046 of /usr/local/apache/conf/httpd.conf:
Can’t locate RT/Extension/ForkTicket.pm in @INC (@INC contains:
It could not locate it because it was not on the server
So with the above and below messages I knew I had a pyramid of dependencies
to resolve and I needed to start with the smallest and work my way to the
very top installing them all. It took a small time really to get them all.
Install module Net::Server
Net::Server is up to date (2.008).

SOME DEPENDENCIES WERE MISSING. <==and by the way some of the missing had
missing for them too.
ICAL missing dependencies:
Data::ICal…MISSING
MAILGATE missing dependencies:
HTML::FormatText…MISSING
STANDALONE missing dependencies:
HTTP::Server::Simple >= 0.34…MISSING
HTTP::Server::Simple::Mason >= 0.09…MISSING
GPG missing dependencies:
GnuPG::Interface…MISSING
POSTGRESQL missing dependencies:
DBD::Pg >= 1.43…MISSING
CORE missing dependencies:
HTML::Scrubber >= 0.08…MISSING
MASON missing dependencies:
HTML::Mason >= 1.36…MISSING
http://perldoc.perl.org/perlmodinstall.html <==Read this for installing Dep
I hope this helps.
Sincerely, ChrisOn Wed, Mar 16, 2016 at 12:30 PM, Jerome jerome@ibt.unam.mx wrote:

Dear Cris Groome,

You’ve wrote this answer:

“I upvote Martin’s answer. He gave you the version and the proper
technique to achieving it.”

Would you be nice to send me too your “howto” about specific perl install
for RT?

Regards.


– Jérôme
Be yourself; everyone else is already taken.
(Oscar Wilde)

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