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PAUL WILLIAMSON
2005-09-01, 05:57
>>> robin-lists (AT) robinbowes (DOT) com 09/01/05 8:35 AM >>>
PAUL WILLIAMSON wrote:
> Huh? I'm not sure that this addresses the problems Robbie has
> been experiencing.

Probably not. Part of the problem of not reading the whole
thread ;-)

> For a start, he's using Mandriva 10.2 not Fedora.

Good point. I think Mandriva used to be Mandrake? There were
a few problems I ran into with Mandrake. Mandriva will
probably be no different. Why did Mandrake change their
name anyway? Harry Potter?

> Also, turning off SE Linux and the firewall is *not* the answer.
> I run Fedora and, whilst I don't have SE Linux enabled (a legacy
> of upgrading from earlier versions of Fedora), I have the firewall
> enabled and simply configure it to allow the necessary access
> to slimserver.

For a newbie, turning off these services usually addresses the
issue, although I would agree it is not the answer. I have
iptables running on all my linux servers on my internal network,
so I understand what you are saying.

> Robbie is *not* familiar with Linux, but the problem he is
> experiencing is not caused by his lack of experience - there's
> a real issue here.

Sounds like it. Found a few bugs related to Mandrake. One that
sticks out is 1612. Maybe this is related?

> Why don't you download Mandriva 10.2 and see if you can
> replicate it and resolve it for him? I'm going to give that a
> go tonight.

Good suggestion. I'll download when I get home from work
tonight and try the install. Maybe it will be apparent...

Paul

Fabrice Rossi
2005-09-01, 06:06
PAUL WILLIAMSON a écrit :
> Good point. I think Mandriva used to be Mandrake? There were
> a few problems I ran into with Mandrake. Mandriva will
> probably be no different. Why did Mandrake change their
> name anyway? Harry Potter?

They bought Connectiva. And this will surely reduce their former problem
with Mandrake the Magician.

> For a newbie, turning off these services usually addresses the
> issue, although I would agree it is not the answer. I have
> iptables running on all my linux servers on my internal network,
> so I understand what you are saying.

Robbie has no firewall running.

> Sounds like it. Found a few bugs related to Mandrake. One that
> sticks out is 1612. Maybe this is related?

There is clearly a problem for Mandriva 10.2, because slimserver works
out of the box on Mandrake 10.1, wehreas I had to ask it to recompile
Perl modules so that it could work on Mandriva 10.2 (see my previous post).

>>Why don't you download Mandriva 10.2 and see if you can
>>replicate it and resolve it for him? I'm going to give that a
>>go tonight.
>
>
> Good suggestion. I'll download when I get home from work
> tonight and try the install. Maybe it will be apparent...

I think I found a way around the problem: use the building script that
comes with slimserver to have it compile its own version of the
problematic modules.

Fabrice