Installing a tool in a vob takes place in two phases:
The import phase can often use
clearfsimport, from the ClearCase distribution, but in many cases goes much easier with synctree.
The installation phase depends mostly on the way the tool is packaged and distributed. It is however often necessary to consider the import phase first, because it may influence the parameters used to configure the installation (the paths for a start).
We'll start with an example of a tool, the one we announced already in Chapter 1, Using the Command Line: perl. We'll try to generalize from it.
Get a perl ...