[rt-users] Possible to downgrade DB from 3.8 to 3.6?

Kenneth Marshall ktm at rice.edu
Mon Dec 13 12:46:33 EST 2010

On Mon, Dec 13, 2010 at 11:43:14AM -0600, John Arends wrote:
> CPAN makes me cranky, but trying to package all the perl modules as RPMs 
> makes me crankier. It's like wrapping one packaging system around another 
> one, and fighting with both of them.
> The reality is, every time RHEL updates perl, RT will break. I solve this 
> by having an identical test system. I apply the updates, see what breaks, 
> and then reinstall the perl modules in question using CPAN.
> Once I figure this out, I do the same process on the production RT system 
> during a maintenance window. It actually works out pretty well now that I 
> am used to this, but it is less than ideal.
> RHEL is a major platform, and I'd love it if BestPractical supported it in 
> some official way so we don't have these kinds of problems we have to work 
> around.
> Still, I love RT and praise it to anyone who will listen.
> On 12/13/10 11:04 AM, Khusro Jaleel wrote:
>> I'm stuck between a rock and a hard place, then. The Redhat people are
>> telling me to *avoid* CPAN like the plague, and most people [1] seem to
>> have accomplished the install on CentOS systems using a combination of
>> packages + CPAN, which is something else that is NOT recommended to do.
>> I wish Best Practical did come up with their own packages, especially
>> for Redhat, it would make things so much easier.
>> [1] - http://requesttracker.wikia.com/wiki/CentOS5InstallPlusSome

It is probably better to remove perl from the list of packages
that are automatically updated and apply those manually, if they
are needed.


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