It would be nice if when running checksetup.pl with the --check-modules switch and all the required modules were there that the script told you. When there are optional modules missing, it can be difficult to tell at a glance if you have everything that's required or not. Output from my run of checksetup.pl.... [bugzilla@waldo tip]$ ./checksetup.pl --check-modules Checking perl modules ... Checking for AppConfig (v1.52) ok: found v1.56 Checking for CGI (v2.93) ok: found v3.15 Checking for Data::Dumper (any) ok: found v2.121_08 Checking for Date::Format (v2.21) ok: found v2.22 Checking for DBI (v1.38) ok: found v1.50 Checking for File::Spec (v0.84) ok: found v3.12 Checking for File::Temp (any) ok: found v0.16 Checking for Template (v2.08) ok: found v2.14 Checking for Text::Wrap (v2001.0131) ok: found v2005.082401 Checking for Mail::Mailer (v1.67) ok: found v1.74 Checking for MIME::Base64 (v3.01) ok: found v3.07 Checking for MIME::Parser (v5.406) ok: found v5.419 Checking for Storable (any) ok: found v2.15 The following Perl modules are optional: Checking for GD (v1.20) ok: found v2.32 Checking for Chart::Base (v1.0) not found Checking for XML::Twig (any) ok: found v3.23 Checking for GD::Graph (any) ok: found v1.4307 Checking for GD::Text::Align (any) ok: found v1.18 Checking for PatchReader (v0.9.4) not found Checking for Image::Magick (any) not found If you you want to see graphical bug charts (plotting historical data over time), you should install libgd and the following Perl modules: Chart: /usr/bin/perl -MCPAN -e 'install "Chart::Base"' If you want to convert BMP image attachments to PNG to conserve disk space, you will need to install the ImageMagick application Available from http://www.imagemagick.org, and the Image::Magick Perl module by running (as root): /usr/bin/perl -MCPAN -e 'install "Image::Magick"' If you want to see pretty HTML views of patches, you should install the PatchReader module: PatchReader: /usr/bin/perl -MCPAN -e 'install "PatchReader"'
bug 192451 fixes this by making the output much clearer. *** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 192451 ***