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Dave Owen
2005-04-01, 17:38
>...he upgraded to RedHat 8, quite painlessly...So why not look at that
as an option?

Because I'm actually using a server software package BASED on RedHat
7.3, not 7.3 itself, and there isn't currently a stable release based on
8. So until I move to a dedicated box for SlimServer (which I'd rather
not do for space reasons) or there's a stable release of that server
package based on RedHat 8 (or I find some other
web/email/ssh/NAT/firewall/samba/slimserver SME server package that can
do what I need, which hasn't been the case yet) I'm SOL.

>I dare you to point to one other commercial-esq product that can claim
that.

I'm not suggesting there's anything you can, or should, do about it --
just expressing my disappointment at my own situation and hoping someone
would say "But wait, here's a workaround!"

Dan Sully
2005-04-01, 18:03
* Dave Owen shaped the electrons to say...

>Because I'm actually using a server software package BASED on RedHat
>7.3, not 7.3 itself, and there isn't currently a stable release based on
>8. So until I move to a dedicated box for SlimServer (which I'd rather
>not do for space reasons) or there's a stable release of that server
>package based on RedHat 8 (or I find some other
>web/email/ssh/NAT/firewall/samba/slimserver SME server package that can
>do what I need, which hasn't been the case yet) I'm SOL.

So I know that Michael Herger is running on SME 6.0 - so that shouldn't be an issue for you.

I've personally seen failures with RedHat 7.1 and 7.2 systems.

-D
--
Adobe Photoshop - When you want the truth. Real bad.

mherger
2005-04-02, 01:00
Dave

[..]
> I'm not suggesting there's anything you can, or should, do about it --
> just expressing my disappointment at my own situation and hoping someone
> would say "But wait, here's a workaround!"

A workaround? There is! :-)

I just uploaded a tar ball of my perl 5.8.6 install, compiled and running
on a SME6 server, but it _might_ work with other RH7.3 based
distributions, too. Feel free to read a little more if you want to give it
a try (as always: at your own risk!). I can't provide you with a rpm (I
don't know how to create it...), but installation should be quite straight
forward:

- make a backup of your system (just so you can't blame me for messing it
up - though we should not touch anything of the existing system)
- make sure the backup worked ;-)
- make sure you don't already have /usr/local/lib/perl5

- download http://www.herger.net/slim/perl5.8.tar.gz (~8.5MB)
- login to your machine as root
- copy the tarball to /usr/local/lib
- run the following commands:

cd /usr/local/lib
tar -xzf perl5.8.tar.gz
/usr/local/lib/perl5/bin/perl5.8.6 -v

- this should give you something like
This is perl, v5.8.6 built for i386-linux
[..]

- if you're fine so far, you should link the binaries to /usr/local/bin
for easier access:

cd /usr/local/bin
ln -s /usr/local/lib/perl5/bin/* .

- now we'll test if slimserver is running:

service slimserver stop
cd /usr/local/slimserver
/usr/local/bin/perl5.8.6 slimserver.pl

- if you're still fine, we'll do the manual change you'll have to do after
every update of slimserver: edit slimserver.pl and replace the first line
saying

#!/usr/bin/perl -w

with

#!/usr/local/bin/perl5.8.6 -w

- then comes the big moment:

service slimserver start

If all that stuff does not work for you, simply remove the perl5 folder in
/usr/local/lib and the links in /usr/local/bin.

Any feedback is appreciated. Please tell me if this was helpfull for you.
I might set up a web page with these instructions. But don't expect
anything before next week - I'll be leaving for another two days of skiing
in an hour or so ;-)

Good luck!

--

Michael

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