This page details all the hacks in place on Spoon to get things to work.
Ircd-Hybrid with PAM/SSL
Firstly the code we're using comes from diamond in UL. Secondly, unix_chkpwd in libpam-modules has to be hacked so that uid 516 (irc) can check anyones password.
Used dh-make-perl to make a .deb, had to use version 2003.1003 as the latest version had dependancies on perl stuff that was newer than Sarge
RAID5 Array Monitoring
We use a i386 chroot to hold the .rpm which has been passed through alien to make it a .deb and then installed.
This is located in
/var/chroot/sarge-i386. See afacli for more information.