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Re: Installing 1.3 on Redhat or Fedora systems?


On 2012-02-22 10:33, Hilton Day wrote:
> Hi Phil,
> Sure an extra pair of eyes might prove handy.  I'm not sure how the
> repo packages translate to Fedora however - the repo I'm using is
> RHEL-specific.
> I spent some time last night going through the list of perl module
> dependencies in in the ledgersmb  INSTALL file - its possible to
> identify which rpm packages are available for each module using the
> rpm search function at http://rpm.pbone.net/ - e.g. if you enter the
> search expression "perl(CGI::Simple)" and select only Fedora 16 for
> results it'll show which rpm has the package.

After much tooing and froing, I got past all the Perl and other RPM 
problems (apparently) - however the final situation still had something 
missing and I couldn't run setup.pl.

> I did run into the case that a lot of the dependencies listed are
> included by default in the core perl-5.8.8 package for RHEL5 - which
> helped reduce the dependencies somewhat.
> My goal is to establish a firm and reproducible set of steps for
> installing and configuring ledgersmb-1.3.xx on a Redhat-based system
> using pre-built binary packages - these days I'm firmly in the camp 
> of
> believing that where possible, it shouldn't be necessary to involve
> gcc/make/etc. to set up and maintain a linux system.  Gone are the
> days when I was happy to spend time hacking header, source, and make
> files.

We are on exactly the same wavelength there - I used to like building 
custom kernels at one stage too but it should never be necessary now . .

> Anyway, where I'm up to is below - I'm currently at an impasse as the
> ledgersmb rpm was built using a newer version of rpmbuild than EL5
> includes, which supports different hashing functions for the digests.
> If I get time this weekend between kid activities I'll rebuild the
> srpm and rpm using other digest flags and progress further.

Yes, I saw your report on that - I didn't get anything like that 
problem . .

Your procedure below is similar to mine - I will send my script when I 
get home.



> Hilton.
> 1. yum install yum-priorities
> (this is optional - I prefer to give the base and updates repo a
> higher priority so only packages needed from the external repo's are
> used, and there's less pollution of the distro which may cause
> conflicts down the track)
> edit /etc/yum.repos.d/Centos-Base.repo
> add "priority=1" to each repo section
> 2. enable rpmforge repo
> rpm -Uvh
> http://packages.sw.be/rpmforge-release/rpmforge-release-0.5.2-2.el5.rf.x86_64.rpm
> 3.  Read INSTALL and add more bits needed:
> yum install httpd
> yum install postgresql postgresql-server postgresql-contrib
> yum install perl-Data-Dumper perl-Log-Log4perl perl-DateTime perl-DBI
> perl-DBD-Pg \
> perl-Locale-Maketext-Lexicon perl-Config-Std perl-MIME-Lite 
> perl-DBD-Pg \
> perl-Template-Toolkit perl-HTML-Parser perl-Error perl-CGI-Simple
> perl-File-MimeInfo
> 4. Install the ledgersmb rpm file
> yum localinstall ledgersmb-1.3.11-1.noarch.rpm  --nogpgcheck
> On Wed, Feb 22, 2012 at 5:53 AM, Philip Rhoades <..hidden..> 
> wrote:
>> Hilton,
>> Happy to co-operate and test whatever you produce on Fedora 16 - 
>> i686 &
>> x86_64. ÂI have a shell script for my clean installs if you want to 
>> have
>> a look at it?
>> Regards,
>> Phil.
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