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Craig, James (IT)
2005-01-28, 06:55
Well erm I think so. (you have me worried now).
But I'd imagine there would be a lot of Windows people complaining about
plugins not working otherwise?

See:

C:\Program Files\SlimServer\server>perl
'perl' is not recognized as an internal or external command,
operable program or batch file.

C:\Program Files\SlimServer\server>slim --d_plugins
2005-01-28 13:49:01.5779 Requiring Plugins::RadioIO plugin.
2005-01-28 13:49:01.5894 Requiring Plugins::Picks plugin.
2005-01-28 13:49:01.6177 Requiring Plugins::DateTime::Plugin plugin.
2005-01-28 13:49:01.6253 Requiring Plugins::Rescan plugin.
2005-01-28 13:49:01.6358 Requiring Plugins::iTunesUpdate plugin.
2005-01-28 13:49:01.6805 iTunesUpdate: initialising Win32::OLE
2005-01-28 13:49:01.6920 iTunesUpdate: hookiTunesUpdate() engaged,
iTunes Updater activated.
2005-01-28 13:49:01.6961 Requiring Plugins::SavePlaylist plugin.
2005-01-28 13:49:01.7131 Requiring Plugins::MusicInfoSCR plugin.
2005-01-28 13:49:01.7248 Requiring Plugins::LineX plugin.
2005-01-28 13:49:01.7402 Requiring Plugins::SlimTris plugin.
2005-01-28 13:49:01.7507 Requiring Plugins::Snow plugin.


James

-----Original Message-----
From: discuss-bounces (AT) lists (DOT) slimdevices.com
[mailto:discuss-bounces (AT) lists (DOT) slimdevices.com] On Behalf Of Michael
Herger
Sent: 28 January 2005 13:24
To: Slim Devices Discussion
Subject: [slim] Slimserver Windows installation

Craig

[..]
> Or by adding the path with "use lib" which I think has the benefit of
> allowing the use of a module already installed elsewhere on the user's
> system. (I copied this method from the SlimScrobbler plugin)
>
> use File::Spec;
> use FindBin qw($Bin);
> use lib(File::Spec->catdir($Bin, 'Plugins','iTunesUpdateSupport'));
> use Time::Stopwatch;
>
> Magic eh?

It does the magic when I run my script using perl, but not for the
Windows
executable. Does it really work for you, even without perl installed on

your disk?

Another strange thing is I can't get any output when using the binary
and
starting it with the -d_plugins parameter (or activating the latter in
the
web interface)

Michael

>
> James
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: discuss-bounces (AT) lists (DOT) slimdevices.com
> [mailto:discuss-bounces (AT) lists (DOT) slimdevices.com] On Behalf Of Michael
> Herger
> Sent: 28 January 2005 10:26
> To: Slim Devices Discussion
> Subject: [slim] Slimserver Windows installation
>
>> On one machine but not another - although the module comes with the
>> plugin.
>> I would expect most plugins to be bundled with the modules they
> require
>> (he says, having just written one that isn't)
>
> I never included them... Where would you put them? I did not know perl
> compilations could load modules that are not compiled in...
>
>> Did you just mean that with perl installed you get a lot of extra
>> modules to play with?
>
> Yes. I expect a lot more modules available with a standard perl
> installation than are needed by slimserver.
>
>>
>> James
>>
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: discuss-bounces (AT) lists (DOT) slimdevices.com
>> [mailto:discuss-bounces (AT) lists (DOT) slimdevices.com] On Behalf Of Michael
>> Herger
>> Sent: 28 January 2005 10:16
>> To: Slim Devices Discussion
>> Subject: [slim] Slimserver Windows installation
>>
>>> I'm fairly sure this is not the case.
>>> Compiled SlimServer works fine with for example my iTunesUpdate
which
>>> uses an additional module.
>>
>> Hmm... but you do have perl installed on your system?
>>
>>
>>> James
>>>
>>> -----Original Message-----
>>> From: discuss-bounces (AT) lists (DOT) slimdevices.com
>>> [mailto:discuss-bounces (AT) lists (DOT) slimdevices.com] On Behalf Of Michael
>>> Herger
>>> Sent: 28 January 2005 09:34
>>> To: Slim Devices Discussion
>>> Subject: [slim] Slimserver Windows installation
>>>
>>>> I am ready to move Slimserver from my test environment to a
>> productive
>>>> server. So far I used the windows compiled version of Slimserver. I
>> am
>>>> wondering whether I can install PERL and the Perl modules of
>>> Slimserver
>>>> on
>>>> A Windows 2003 platform. If so any advantages/disadvantages?
>>>
>>> Go for perl if you don't need the nifty SlimServer icon in your
>> taskbar.
>>>
>>> When you start using third party plugins you'll often need
additional
>>> perl
>>> modules which are not available with the compiled version.
>>>
>>
>>
>>
>
>
>



--

Michael

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