[CentOS] Software gone AWOL...

Thu Mar 12 20:55:44 UTC 2020
Stephen John Smoogen <smooge at gmail.com>

On Thu, 12 Mar 2020 at 15:17, Robert Heller <heller at deepsoft.com> wrote:

> I am moving from a CentOS 6 VM to a CentOS 7 VM and two pieces of software
> I
> use seem to be missing:
> RT (from  Best Practical Solutions) -- an RPM for rt 3.1.13 was in
>    EPel 6 and until recently, was also in EPel 7.  It is not there now.
> Since
>    it is just Perl code, I wonder if I can just install the el6 rpm on a
>    CentOS 7 system.
> Bugzilla -- I installed this from an RPM on my CentOS 6 server
>    (bugzilla-3.4.14-2.el6.noarch).  It is not in the EPel 7.  It too is
> noarch
>    (also Perl code) and wonder if I can just install the el6 rpm (if I can
>    find it somewhere -- a yum search bugzill finds it, but it is not
> actually
>    there in the repo.
> Are there other solutions?  (Installing RT "from source" is something of a
> bear, since there are lots of Perl module dependencies, that I would
> rather
> yum deal with if possible.)
My understanding for the reason it was removed from EPEL-7 was that the
module dependencies grew to stuff which wouldn't work on EL7 for some
reason. Several of those modules also contain C code so usually need to be
recompiled to match.

For the simplest EPEL-7 fixes, I would take the packages from Fedora 18/19
and either recompile them or try to use them. That is more likely to work
than EPEL-6 which is Fedora 11/12 based.


Stephen J Smoogen.