Reqtool – installation

For installation of Reqtool follow these 7 easy steps.

1. Make sure you have a web server and perl installed
Reqtool is written in perl and is accessed via a web server so you will require perl/apache (or similar) to be installed.
To download these go to http://www.perl.com and http://www.apache.org or just install them from your distributions install disks.
LDS also requires a few perl modules such as CGI and MIME-tools. These may already be installed or you can install them from CPAN or your install disks.

2. Download the main Reqtool program
LDS is available at http://prdownloads.sourceforge.net/reqtool/reqtool-0.14.tar.gz

3. Extract the files
To untar the main program run tar xvfz reqtool-0.14.tar.gz

4. Run the install script
The install script checks for the existance of certain perl modules, asks a few questions then installs the app

5. Edit reqtool for your site
Open up default/config in the editor of your choice
Edit this section as required

6. Setup email parsing
Next you need all mail going to the mailing-list to pass through reqtool
A good way of doing this is to add a line to your /etc/mail/aliases (or similar) that looks like the following line (changing paths/addresses as needed)
reqtool-test: |”/usr/local/reqtool/reqtool default -“
But to do this your webserver needs to be running as the same user as sendmail
If you don’t wish to do it this way, just add a user to your machine, subscribe it to the list etc and add a .forward file for that user which pipes the mail through /usr/local/reqtool/reqtool default –

7. Done
If all has gone well you should be able to send email to the mailing-list/email address and it will come up in the web interface which can be accessed as http://<hostname>/cgi-bin/reqtool

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