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

Martin Siegert lon-capa-dev@mail.lon-capa.org
Thu, 9 Sep 2004 14:02:13 -0700

On Thu, Sep 09, 2004 at 04:30:41PM -0400, Matthew Brian Hall wrote:
> 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). 

Ah. perl-Digest-HMAC is separate on SuSE. I've added it back in.

> 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. 

I think I added this myself: swig depends on guile.
> >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. 

Yes, I forgot. But If I do not install it, I have to modify the lond code.
Thus, I guess for now I can get away with installing it, even if it does not