[Koha] Red Hat 8, installing dependencies

Bales (US), Tasha R tasha.r.bales at boeing.com
Sun Dec 13 10:37:08 NZDT 2020

Good afternoon,

I'm trying to install the latest version of Koha on Red Hat 8.1, using the Koha Wiki instructions<https://wiki.koha-community.org/wiki/Koha_on_Redhat_Enterprise_6> for Red Hat 6.  Perhaps you can help with a couple questions.

First, the Wiki contains a list of about 70 dependencies that should be installed before Koha. Since the Wiki article is dated, is there a method for determining whether this list is still accurate for Red Hat 8 and current Koha?  Or, would one just need to be on the lookout for inevitable errors and complaints about missing dependencies?

Next, I'm limited to working with a corporate repository-I cannot connect to the internet--but I was able to install all but 11 of the recommended packages, see below.  I don't necessarily know that all of these are critical requirements, but some of them seem significant when I Googled them for more info.  They are as follows:

*              cloog-ppl

*              ghostscript-devel (I have the non-devel package)

*              gnome-utils-libs (I don't think we need this)

*              ImageMagick

*              ImageMagick-devel

*              Imake (May not need this)

*              jasper-devel (We have jasper-libs)

*              lcms-devel

*              libXdmcp-devel

*              libxml2-python

*              ppl

If you can advise where I ought to look to gain an understanding of whether these missing packages are 1) true requirements for Koha 20.x, given I obtained them from an older Wiki article; 2) show-stoppers that will prevent using Koha, or certain features of Koha, if they are not present.

I appreciate and thank you in advance for any advice you may have.  I am doing a good amount of research on the web to try to answer my own questions, but I'm a bit out of my league.  Thanks for your time and consideration,

Tasha R. Bales

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