[rt-users] Managing dependencies

John Arends jarends at uiuc.edu
Wed Jun 20 10:47:28 EDT 2007

How do people on this list manage the many, many dependencies that RT 

We're running RT on RHEL, and I'd like to use kickstart to be able to 
rebuild the server from scratch.

Installing the many required perl modules, and their associated 
dependencies does not appear easily scripted in an automated way with 

What I have done is grab most of the perl modules as RPMs from Dag 
Wieers (http://dag.wieers.com/rpm/) and then building a few RPMs for the 
few cases where Dag did not have one.

This takes forever though, and seems like it eventually creates an 
unmaintainable mess.

Part of my concern is that I want to make sure we keep the same versions 
of all the modules around so I don't have to deal with compatibility 
problems every time someone changes something.

RT is a really great product, and I love it, but managing the 
installation is a huge pain, and it isn't something that I see discussed 
often. I need to have all this stuff packaged somehow for use in a 
production environment.

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