[rt-users] Upgrade path from RPM?

Howard Jones howie at thingy.com
Tue Aug 21 11:48:31 EDT 2007

I've been a long-time user of RT3, and for the last 18 months or so have 
been running Paulo Matos' RPM installation of 3.4.5 with no trouble. 
However, now I want to upgrade that system to 3.6.4 and Paulo has not 
made RPMs for 3.6.x. I don't blame him - it looks like a lot of work :-)

I don't mind building RT 'from source' - I did that for 3.0.x and 3.2.x, 
but I would like to have it fit with my existing install, so I have a 
couple of questions:

1) Can I find out from the existing installation what configure flags I 
need to give the new release to install over the old one? (like 
config.status in an Apache) - the layout is rather different from the 
default one.

2) Do I even want to do that? Is it better to just build the perl 
dependencies prior to the upgrade, then install the new RT into a 
separate hierarchy? Will RT 3.4 break if I upgrade the perl modules to 
the 3.6-required versions ahead of the RT upgrade?

Thanks in advance for any pointers...


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