Installing mytop on RHEL5

I recently installed mytop on a new 64-bit Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.4 server. Here are my notes.

The mytop program requires two Perl modules. So let's make sure those are installed first. The perl-DBI package is usually installed as a dependency already. Check if it's there:

# yum list installed *DBI
Loaded plugins: rhnplugin, security
Installed Packages
perl-DBI.x86_64             1.52-2.el5           installed

Install TermReadKey module, also known as Term::ReadKey. I am installing this from the EPEL repository, which I regard as very safe (in terms of compatibility, longevity and maintenance). If you're not set up with EPEL, you can do

# rpm -Uvh

Anyway, installing Term::ReadKey from EPEL:

# yum install perl-TermReadKey
Loaded plugins: rhnplugin, security
Setting up Install Process
Resolving Dependencies
--> Running transaction check
---> Package perl-TermReadKey.x86_64 0:2.30-4.el5 set to be updated
--> Finished Dependency Resolution
Running rpm_check_debug
Running Transaction Test
Finished Transaction Test
Transaction Test Succeeded
Running Transaction
  Installing     : perl-TermReadKey                                                                                                                                                 1/1

  perl-TermReadKey.x86_64 0:2.30-4.el5

Now it's time to get mytop.

# wget
# tar zxvf mytop-1.6.tar.gz
# cd mytop-1.6
# perl Makefile.PL
Writing Makefile for mytop

# make test
cp mytop blib/script/mytop
/usr/bin/perl "-MExtUtils::MY" -e "MY->fixin(shift)" blib/script/mytop
PERL_DL_NONLAZY=1 /usr/bin/perl "-Iblib/lib" "-Iblib/arch"
ok 1

# make
Manifying blib/man1/mytop.1

# make install
Installing /usr/share/man/man1/mytop.1
Installing /usr/bin/mytop
Writing /usr/lib64/perl5/site_perl/5.8.8/x86_64-linux-thread-multi/auto/mytop/.packlist
Appending installation info to /usr/lib64/perl5/5.8.8/x86_64-linux-thread-multi/perllocal.pod

# which mytop