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Pale Blue Ego
2005-04-23, 07:31
New to Linux and I wanted to try this Debian-based distro on my fileserver.

Mepis has Synaptic Package Manager - does this handle the RPM from the slim site?

The only package I see listed on the repositories is:

slimp3 4.2.6-1

I have looked at the thread about installing on Debian from a script. That looks like something I might be able to do if I have to, though I didn't really understand it.

Am I in over my head? Should I try installing something easier like Mandrake? I like this Mepis system because it solves several problems I was having with Win2K on this server.

Jack Coates
2005-04-23, 07:43
Pale Blue Ego wrote:
> New to Linux and I wanted to try this Debian-based distro on my
> fileserver.
>
> Mepis has Synaptic Package Manager - does this handle the RPM from the
> slim site?
>
> The only package I see listed on the repositories is:
>
> slimp3 4.2.6-1
>
> I have looked at the thread about installing on Debian from a script.
> That looks like something I might be able to do if I have to, though I
> didn't really understand it.
>
> Am I in over my head? Should I try installing something easier like
> Mandrake? I like this Mepis system because it solves several problems
> I was having with Win2K on this server.
>
>

RPMs are not designed for Debian-based systems, though there is a
conversion tool (alien). Your best bet is to download the tarball
instead. Extract it into /usr/local/slimserver, then start
slimserver.pl. If that works, look into a startup script later.

--
Jack at Monkeynoodle dot Org: It's a Scientific Venture...
Riding the Emergency Third Rail Power Trip since 1996!

Pale Blue Ego
2005-04-23, 08:49
Pale Blue Ego wrote:
> New to Linux and I wanted to try this Debian-based distro on my
> fileserver.
>
> Mepis has Synaptic Package Manager - does this handle the RPM from the
> slim site?
>
> The only package I see listed on the repositories is:
>
> slimp3 4.2.6-1
>
> I have looked at the thread about installing on Debian from a script.
> That looks like something I might be able to do if I have to, though I
> didn't really understand it.
>
> Am I in over my head? Should I try installing something easier like
> Mandrake? I like this Mepis system because it solves several problems
> I was having with Win2K on this server.
>
>

RPMs are not designed for Debian-based systems, though there is a
conversion tool (alien). Your best bet is to download the tarball
instead. Extract it into /usr/local/slimserver, then start
slimserver.pl. If that works, look into a startup script later.

--
Jack at Monkeynoodle dot Org: It's a Scientific Venture...
Riding the Emergency Third Rail Power Trip since 1996!


Looks like I have it installed in the right place, but how do I start the perl script?

Jack Coates
2005-04-23, 09:30
Pale Blue Ego wrote:
> Jack Coates Wrote:
>
>>Pale Blue Ego wrote:
>>
>>>New to Linux and I wanted to try this Debian-based distro on my
>>>fileserver.
>>>
>>>Mepis has Synaptic Package Manager - does this handle the RPM from
>>
>>the
>>
>>>slim site?
>>>
>>>The only package I see listed on the repositories is:
>>>
>>>slimp3 4.2.6-1
>>>
>>>I have looked at the thread about installing on Debian from a script.
>>
>>>That looks like something I might be able to do if I have to, though
>>
>>I
>>
>>>didn't really understand it.
>>>
>>>Am I in over my head? Should I try installing something easier like
>>>Mandrake? I like this Mepis system because it solves several
>>
>>problems
>>
>>>I was having with Win2K on this server.
>>>
>>>
>>
>>RPMs are not designed for Debian-based systems, though there is a
>>conversion tool (alien). Your best bet is to download the tarball
>>instead. Extract it into /usr/local/slimserver, then start
>>slimserver.pl. If that works, look into a startup script later.
>>
>>--
>>Jack at Monkeynoodle dot Org: It's a Scientific Venture...
>>Riding the Emergency Third Rail Power Trip since 1996!
>
>
>
> Looks like I have it installed in the right place, but how do I start
> the perl script?
>
>

open a terminal, then type /usr/local/slimserver/slimserver.pl and press
Enter.

Some terminal tips:
* tab completion is your friend. Type a couple of letters from the path
and hit tab to complete it. /u[tab]loc[tab]sl[tab]sl[tab][enter] ought
to get what you want
* up arrow to select commands you typed earlier
* ctrl-r and start typing the command to search previously entered commands
* the path doesn't include your current directory; if you cd
/usr/local/slimserver/ and type slimserver.pl, it won't work. You must
type ./slimserver.pl instead, which means "the slimserver.pl in this
directory".

--
Jack at Monkeynoodle dot Org: It's a Scientific Venture...
Riding the Emergency Third Rail Power Trip since 1996!

Pale Blue Ego
2005-04-23, 10:21
Pale Blue Ego wrote:
> Jack Coates Wrote:
>
>>Pale Blue Ego wrote:
>>
>>>New to Linux and I wanted to try this Debian-based distro on my
>>>fileserver.
>>>
>>>Mepis has Synaptic Package Manager - does this handle the RPM from
>>
>>the
>>
>>>slim site?
>>>
>>>The only package I see listed on the repositories is:
>>>
>>>slimp3 4.2.6-1
>>>
>>>I have looked at the thread about installing on Debian from a script.
>>
>>>That looks like something I might be able to do if I have to, though
>>
>>I
>>
>>>didn't really understand it.
>>>
>>>Am I in over my head? Should I try installing something easier like
>>>Mandrake? I like this Mepis system because it solves several
>>
>>problems
>>
>>>I was having with Win2K on this server.
>>>
>>>
>>
>>RPMs are not designed for Debian-based systems, though there is a
>>conversion tool (alien). Your best bet is to download the tarball
>>instead. Extract it into /usr/local/slimserver, then start
>>slimserver.pl. If that works, look into a startup script later.
>>
>>--
>>Jack at Monkeynoodle dot Org: It's a Scientific Venture...
>>Riding the Emergency Third Rail Power Trip since 1996!
>
>
>
> Looks like I have it installed in the right place, but how do I start
> the perl script?
>
>

open a terminal, then type /usr/local/slimserver/slimserver.pl and press
Enter.

Some terminal tips:
* tab completion is your friend. Type a couple of letters from the path
and hit tab to complete it. /u[tab]loc[tab]sl[tab]sl[tab][enter] ought
to get what you want
* up arrow to select commands you typed earlier
* ctrl-r and start typing the command to search previously entered commands
* the path doesn't include your current directory; if you cd
/usr/local/slimserver/ and type slimserver.pl, it won't work. You must
type ./slimserver.pl instead, which means "the slimserver.pl in this
directory".

--
Jack at Monkeynoodle dot Org: It's a Scientific Venture...
Riding the Emergency Third Rail Power Trip since 1996!


Thanks very much, Jack. The server is running, and my SB1 has discovered it. My Slimp3 can't seem to find it, which is strange, because the network setup hasn't changed, nor has the IP address of the server. I'll keep messing with it...