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Matt Alioto
2005-04-01, 17:44
Might it also be possible to install a different/working version of Perl
in a slightly non-standard location to run Slimserver with?

Matt
Don't let education interfere with your learning...

-----Original Message-----
From: discuss-bounces (AT) lists (DOT) slimdevices.com
[mailto:discuss-bounces (AT) lists (DOT) slimdevices.com] On Behalf Of Dan Sully
Sent: Friday, April 01, 2005 4:31 PM
To: Slim Devices Discussion
Subject: [slim] Re: Is it time to recall 6? Anyone get it working
onSuse orRH 7.2?

* Dave Owen shaped the electrons to say...

>>SlimServer 6 does not work on RedHat 7.x - as RedHat has a broken perl
there.
>
>Ouch. Sorry to hear that, as the machine I have running 5.4.1 uses a
>server solution based around 7.3. I guess I won't be buying a
Squeezebox2.

That seems rather doom and gloom. It's not that we don't want SS6 to
work on
RedHat, it's just that RedHat has a broken perl. I spent well over a day
on a
customer's machine tracking this down. In the end, he upgraded to RedHat
8,
quite painlessly, and SS6 worked just fine. So why not look at that as
an option?

I'd just like to point out that we run on at least 20 different
platforms -
and provide the code and build scripts to get SlimServer running on
those we
don't support out of the box. I dare you to point to one other
commercial-esq
product that can claim that.

-D
--

Off the record, on the QT, and very hush-hush.

mherger
2005-04-02, 00:37
On Fri, 1 Apr 2005 16:44:12 -0800, Matt Alioto <malioto (AT) acpac (DOT) com> wrote:

> Might it also be possible to install a different/working version of Perl
> in a slightly non-standard location to run Slimserver with?

Yes, it is. I did compile perl 5.8.6 for my SME6 server. Kevin Walsh sent
me the following lines:

> You can install from source easily enough. Download the latest Perltar
> archive from CPAN. You'll find a link to the latest stable versionhere:
> http://www.cpan.org/src/README.html.
> Once you've unpacked the source, type the following:
> sh Configure -demakemake testmake install
> That's it - you now have a new Perl in /usr/local/bin.

Make sure you have compiler, library source & co. installed on your system
(which is not the case with SME!). If you're on SME server go to contribs
and look for the "dev tools".

Once this install is working you'll be able to install perl modules using
the CPAN package.

Michael

>
> Matt
> Don't let education interfere with your learning...
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: discuss-bounces (AT) lists (DOT) slimdevices.com
> [mailto:discuss-bounces (AT) lists (DOT) slimdevices.com] On Behalf Of Dan Sully
> Sent: Friday, April 01, 2005 4:31 PM
> To: Slim Devices Discussion
> Subject: [slim] Re: Is it time to recall 6? Anyone get it working
> onSuse orRH 7.2?
>
> * Dave Owen shaped the electrons to say...
>
>>> SlimServer 6 does not work on RedHat 7.x - as RedHat has a broken perl
> there.
>>
>> Ouch. Sorry to hear that, as the machine I have running 5.4.1 uses a
>> server solution based around 7.3. I guess I won't be buying a
> Squeezebox2.
>
> That seems rather doom and gloom. It's not that we don't want SS6 to
> work on
> RedHat, it's just that RedHat has a broken perl. I spent well over a day
> on a
> customer's machine tracking this down. In the end, he upgraded to RedHat
> 8,
> quite painlessly, and SS6 worked just fine. So why not look at that as
> an option?
>
> I'd just like to point out that we run on at least 20 different
> platforms -
> and provide the code and build scripts to get SlimServer running on
> those we
> don't support out of the box. I dare you to point to one other
> commercial-esq
> product that can claim that.
>
> -D



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Michael

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