[LON-CAPA-dev] Re: updated dependencies list

Matthew Brian Hall lon-capa-dev@mail.lon-capa.org
Thu, 09 Sep 2004 16:30:41 -0400

Hi Martin, 

> just a few questions: 
> 1) you no longer list perl-Digest-HMAC, perl-Net-SNMP, swig, guile:
>    those are no longer needed?

perl-Digest-HMAC / Digest::MD5 are included in the default perl-5.8.3 rpm so 
it isn't listed (and I had forgotten about it completely). 

The perl-Net-SNMP was unneccessary - we needed perl-Net-SMTP which is 
included in the perl-5.8.3 rpm, so it's not listed.  It's part of 
perl-libnet if you need to find a package of it. 

swig, flex, and bison are required - Guy corrected me on this on IRC. 

guile - I'm not sure we explictly need it - perhaps it's a sub-dependency. 

> 2) you list perl-Authen-Krb4 = 1.1-1.loncapa which suggests that you
>    applied a specific loncapa patch to the source, correct?
>    Can I get that patch?

I think we mentioned this earlier.  The Authen::Krb4 module we compiled for 
FC2 segfaulted after 2 authentications so we ended up dumping the statically 
linked Krb4.so file from our ancient 7.3 installation.  You don't use Krb4 
authentication, do you?  Ignore this requirement if you can. 

> 3) (remark) you are listing perl-IO-Socket-SSL twice.

Grrrrr..  Problem exists between chair and keyboard. 

> Otherwise, I am ready to build this for SuSE-9.1. After that it should be
> possible to use yast to install just that rpm and let yast figure out
> the dependencies (similar to yum).

The spec file is in CVS, in the modules directory: 



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Matthew Hall           hallmat3@msu.edu
LON-CAPA developer
Michigan State University