[rt-users] why is RTFM demanding CPAN?

Jo Rhett jrhett at netconsonance.com
Tue Jul 28 16:28:40 EDT 2009

On Jul 28, 2009, at 1:08 PM, Kevin Falcone wrote:
> It sounds like when you ran perl Makefile.PL there were warnings about
> missing perl modules that you ignored, and RTFM is configured to run
> Module::AutoInstall.

Nope.  It couldn't find the RT root, but I supplied that and then it  
started running autoinstall.

[rtweb at kininvie ~/src/RTFM-2.4.2]$ perl -f Makefile.PL
Cannot determine author info from lib/RT/FM.pm
Cannot determine license info from lib/RT/FM.pm
Cannot find the location of RT.pm that defines $RT::LocalPath in: inc / 
usr/local/lib/perl5/5.8.8/BSDPAN /usr/local/lib/perl5/site_perl/5.8.8/ 
mach /usr/local/lib/perl5/site_perl/5.8.8 /usr/local/lib/perl5/ 
site_perl /usr/local/lib/perl5/5.8.8/mach /usr/local/lib/ 
perl5/5.8.8 . /opt/rt3/lib /opt/lib/rt3 /opt/lib /usr/local/rt3/lib / 
usr/local/lib/rt3 /usr/local/lib /home/rt3/lib /home/lib/rt3 /home/ 
lib /usr/rt3/lib /usr/lib/rt3 /usr/lib /sw/rt3/lib /sw/lib/rt3 /sw/lib
Path to your RT.pm:  /u/rtweb/rt38/lib
Using RT configuration from /u/rtweb/rt38/lib/RT.pm:
./bin   => /d/u/rtweb/rt38/local/plugins/RT-FM/bin
./etc   => /d/u/rtweb/rt38/local/plugins/RT-FM/etc
./html  => /d/u/rtweb/rt38/local/plugins/RT-FM/html
./lib   => /d/u/rtweb/rt38/local/plugins/RT-FM/lib
./po    => /d/u/rtweb/rt38/local/plugins/RT-FM/po
./sbin  => /d/u/rtweb/rt38/local/plugins/RT-FM/sbin
For first-time installation, type 'make initdb'.
Cannot determine author info from lib/RT/FM.pm
*** Module::AutoInstall version 1.03
*** Checking for Perl dependencies...

> You can read the docs for that module and it
> talks about arguments to Makefile.PL that will simulate testdeps or
> fixdeps for you, and how to disable auto installation.

Ah yes, Perldoc.  The greatest way to hide your documentation, so it  
can only be read via less on the original doc.

[rtweb at kininvie ~/src/RTFM-2.4.2]$ find .  -name AutoInstall.pm
[rtweb at kininvie ~/src/RTFM-2.4.2]$ perldoc inc/Module/AutoInstall.pm
No documentation found for "inc/Module/AutoInstall.pm".
[rtweb at kininvie ~/src/RTFM-2.4.2]$ perldoc inc/Module/Install/ 
No documentation found for "inc/Module/Install/AutoInstall.pm".

Jo Rhett
Net Consonance : consonant endings by net philanthropy, open source  
and other randomness

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