[rt-users] installing on RHEL4

Les Mikesell lesmikesell at gmail.com
Fri Apr 4 15:17:47 EDT 2008

Mike Peachey wrote:
>> How do I install this RPM and satisfy all dependencies?
> Personally I would recommend ditching the RPM and the RHEL-specific 
> installation and doing a manual installation. There a number of reasons 
> why this would be preferable, least of all that your RT directory 
> structure will remain separate from the rest of your OS and make life 
> that much more simple for you.
> Aside from that, Red Hat packaged software is asking for trouble as they 
> seem to like to change the defaults that developers have worked on 
> carefully to whatever they think they should be.
> It is for this reason, for example, that you should be careful if you 
> upgrade your Perl installation via RPM because the Red Hat defaults 
> cause RT to break in attempting to use Scalar::Util.

Can someone elaborate on this issue?  Are there other problems to be 
expected from RPM-packaged perl modules or is this a case of mixing CPAN 
and rpm packages?

   Les Mikesell
    lesmikesell at gmail.com

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