[Rt-devel] Help with Module::Install(::RTx)

Jesse Vincent jesse at bestpractical.com
Mon Nov 9 10:17:48 EST 2009

On Mon, Nov 09, 2009 at 04:05:15PM +0100, Brumm, Torsten / Kuehne + Nagel / Ham MI-ID wrote:
> Hi RT Developers,
> I have a tiny RTx, one Callback, one html File and one perl module, let say:
> /html/Callbacks/RT-Extension-MyGreatExtension/Ticket/Element/Tabs/Default
> /html/Ticket/MyGreatExtension.html
> /local/lib/RT/Extension/MyGreatExtension/Name.pm

> i moved them (after testing a lot inside RT) to my homedir, lets say:
> ~/devel/MyGreatExtension-Source
> and tried like i read: h2xs -X -n RT::Extension::MyGreatExtension what ends up in a new SubDir:

h2x is not your friend here. You don't need it.

> Should i copy them by hand to this new subdir and add to MANIFEST? I read already in the list (from Kevin i think) that i also have manually add this part to the auto generated Makefile.PL:
> use inc::Module::Install;
> RTx('RT-Extension-MyGreatExtension');
> author('Torsten Brumm <mymail at email.com>');
> license('perl');
> &WriteAll;

This looks like a fine Makefile.PL, except that I'd generally recommend
RTx over RT-Extension.

You'll want to create that Makefile.PL and then these directories:


Your extension lib should go in lib/RTx/MyGreatExtension.pm and have a
package line that reads "package RTx::MyGreatExtension;"

Rather than putting your .html file in Ticket, I'd recommend putting it
in RTx-MyGreatExtension/Ticket/
(note that to build your extension, you'll need to install
Module::Install::Admin and Module::Install::RTx from CPAN)

You'll need a MANIFEST containing a list of all the files in your

Most everything else is optional.


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