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Install Bugzilla on openSUSE12.2 with Oracle

Here are the full instructions to install Bugzilla from the BugZilla site. The instructions here are just addition to these instructions, recorded when I installed Bugzilla on my openSUSE12.2 machine. We will just go as per the steps mentioned at the Bugzilla Site and then will see what problems we face.
Install perl and all it’s modules
Check if all Perl modules required by bugzilla are present:   You may get a lot more,less or none requirements than the above, If you have some requirements listed, then go to YaST or zypper and search for the perl package and install it. All the packages will not be present in the openSUSE oss,….. To install all required Perl modules, you need to add Perl development repo to the zypper/YaST. Here is the repo link Select your distribution and add that repository, or you can do “Install/Remove Software” –> Configuration –> Repositories –> Add –> Community Repositories and then select “openSUSE BuildService – devel:languages:perl” there. Select and install all modules required for Bugzilla. Then run again and make sure that all the required modules are installed.
Database Engine
I am using Oracle as a Bugzilla DB and got Oracle 11gR2 XE installed on my system. Make sure that the database is up and running. Also make sure that Perl module for database you are using is installed. For oracle it is DBD::Oracle. I couldn’t find it in the repos. So, did what the told me to do. Run , and make sure $ORACLE_HOME and $LD_LIBRARY_PATH are set properly before running this command.
Web Server
I will be using Apache web server, which is there in the openSUSE repositories.
Perl Modules
Already taken care of here.
Mail Agent
I will be using the default mail agent on by openSUSE12.2
Installing Bugzilla
Run ./checksetup.pl. If everything goes fine, it will create a file localconfig. Modify the parameters in it, here is my localconfig   After modifying localconfig , run checksetup.pl again, if everything goes fine, it will ask you for Bugzilla admin user details. Here is what it will look like   Finish it, and you will have bugzilla running.