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.