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MartinP
2006-01-24, 14:42
This question has been sitting on the Beginner's Forum for several days without an answer, so I'm moving it here. A simple question, I think. Does Slimserver 6.2.1 require Mac OS X 10.3 or 10.4? If so, is there an archive of earlier versions? I need one that runs on 10.2.8.

Many thanks!

Martin

My original post:
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Before buying the great-looking Squeezebox 3 I figured I'd test out the Slimserver software on the machine I plan to store music on. I've installed it, apparently successfully, on an iMac (hemispherical) and an old beige G3, both happily running OS 10.2.8. When I click Web Access, though, I get the error 'A connection failure has occurred' (on Explorer on the G3) or 'The connection was refused when attempting to contact localhost:9000' (on Firefox on the iMac).

Perhaps I'm being dumn, and Slimserver is trying to connect to a nonexistent Sqeezebox?

Or perhaps Slimserver 6.2.1 requires OS 10.3 or 10.4? There's conflicting info on this: Version tracker says no; the Slim Devices pages says yes.

Any help would be greatly appreciated!

allanimal
2006-01-27, 15:25
On 24 Jan 2006, at 22:42 , MartinP wrote:

>
> This question has been sitting on the Beginner's Forum for several
> days
> without an answer, so I'm moving it here. A simple question, I think.
> Does Slimserver 6.2.1 require Mac OS X 10.3 or 10.4? If so, is
> there an
> archive of earlier versions? I need one that runs on 10.2.8.
>
> Many thanks!
>
> Martin
>
> My original post:
> ======
>
> Before buying the great-looking Squeezebox 3 I figured I'd test out
> the
> Slimserver software on the machine I plan to store music on. I've
> installed it, apparently successfully, on an iMac (hemispherical) and
> an old beige G3, both happily running OS 10.2.8. When I click Web
> Access, though, I get the error 'A connection failure has
> occurred' (on
> Explorer on the G3) or 'The connection was refused when attempting to
> contact localhost:9000' (on Firefox on the iMac).
>
> Perhaps I'm being dumn, and Slimserver is trying to connect to a
> nonexistent Sqeezebox?
>
> Or perhaps Slimserver 6.2.1 requires OS 10.3 or 10.4? There's
> conflicting info on this: Version tracker says no; the Slim Devices
> pages says yes.
>
> Any help would be greatly appreciated!

Is your firewall turned on? If so, you need to open port 9000, 9090
and 3483.

And to be sure, the computer you are using to connect to localhost:
9000 is the same computer that the slimserver is running on?
If not, you need to use name_or_IP_address_of_the_slimserver_computer:
9000

For example, my normal workstation doesn"t run the slimserver, it is
on a dedicated machine (my old g4 cube - nice & quiet!). The cube's
IP address is xxx.yyy.zzz.64, so to connect to the slimserver running
on that machine, I use http://xxx.yyy.zzz.064:9000

Hopefully one of those will do it...

Allan

danco
2006-01-28, 00:50
On 27/1/06 at 23:25 +0100, Allan Hise wrote
>And to be sure, the computer you are using to connect to
>localhost:9000 is the same computer that the slimserver is running
>on?

I have found that my browser (Safari) on a Mac sometimes refuses to
connect to localhost, though that seems absurd.

Try connecting to 127.0.0.1:9000 and see if that works.
--
Daniel Cohen

MartinP
2006-01-28, 14:11
With the help of the Slim Devices support people I was able to confirm that Slimserver 6.2 is not compatible with OS X 10.2.8, so I installed Slimserver 6.1.1. Rebooting the machine was necessary before the browser connection could be made, but now the server is running smoothly. I am able to stream nicely to the current version of Softsqueeze, 2.3, though it probably expects to be talking to Slimserver 6.2.

I'm a bit concerned whether a new Squeezebox will be compatible with this older version of Slimserver, though.

dean
2006-01-29, 11:28
Martin,

The 6.2.2 nightly release should work with 10.2.8 (there was a bug in
6.2.1 that was fixed), but it will be the last release that does.

After that release, we'll be dropping support for the 10.2 line of
Mac OS. Consider upgrading to 10.3 or 10.4 (10.3 upgrade disks can
be found for about $50 online).


On Jan 28, 2006, at 1:11 PM, MartinP wrote:

>
> With the help of the Slim Devices support people I was able to confirm
> that Slimserver 6.2 is not compatible with OS X 10.2.8, so I installed
> Slimserver 6.1.1. Rebooting the machine was necessary before the
> browser connection could be made, but now the server is running
> smoothly. I am able to stream nicely to the current version of
> Softsqueeze, 2.3, though it probably expects to be talking to
> Slimserver 6.2.
>
> I'm a bit concerned whether a new Squeezebox will be compatible with
> this older version of Slimserver, though.
>
>
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MartinP
2006-01-29, 13:41
I certainly don't want to argue with the CTO, but I just tried to install the nightly of Slimserver, 6.2.x.v2006-01-29, and it fails to run. It installs, but a few seconds after clicking Start Server it shuts down. The log shows:

dyld: perl Undefined symbols:
_bytes_from_utf8

So I (too) need to update my Perl library? Sigh!

dean
2006-01-29, 14:06
Whoops, sorry about that.

The problem in 6.2.1 that was causing SlimServer to not run on 10.2.8
has been fixed, but in the process of adding support for the intel
macs, a new bug has been introduced. Dan's in the middle of fixing
this new issue.



On Jan 29, 2006, at 12:41 PM, MartinP wrote:

>
> I certainly don't want to argue with the CTO, but I just tried to
> install the nightly of Slimserver, 6.2.x.v2006-01-29, and it fails to
> run. It installs, but a few seconds after clicking Start Server it
> shuts down. The log shows:
>
> dyld: perl Undefined symbols:
> _bytes_from_utf8
>
> So I (too) need to update my Perl library? Sigh!
>
>
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MartinP
2006-02-12, 12:13
Dean,

Slimserver 6.2.2 (latest nightly) is still not running on my OS 10.2.8 Mac. Any updates on this situation?

Martin

SoundBoy
2006-02-12, 14:00
I bought a ram upgrade (25$) and OS 10.3 Tiger for 50$ - now SlimServer runs fine. I was not able to run it on Panther at all. Installing a newer Perl version did not help. ... do yourself a favor upgrade. Then you can even run WAP instead of WEP.




Dean,

Slimserver 6.2.2 (latest nightly) is still not running on my OS 10.2.8 Mac. Any updates on this situation?

Martin

danco
2006-02-12, 15:02
I bought a ram upgrade (25$) and OS 10.3 Tiger for 50$ - now SlimServer runs fine. I was not able to run it on Panther at all. Installing a newer Perl version did not help. ... do yourself a favor upgrade. Then you can even run WAP instead of WEP.

Might have been the RAM upgrade that made the difference.

Certainly SlimServer, though I am not sure which version I had, ran fine for me on Panther.

MartinP
2006-02-12, 16:23
Slimserver version 6.1.1 runs fine on 10.2.8 (that's Panther, right? I can't keep track of these cats). But 6.2.1 and 6.2.2 install, start up, and then immediately stop. According to Sean (see earlier in this thread) this is due to a bug that's being fixed. I waited a week or so before trying the installation again, but the latest nighly shows the same behavior.

I'm reluctant to upgrade the Mac operating system to 10.3 or 10.4 because I'm using an old beige G3 as the server. I could probably upgrade using xPoatfacto, but I've read enough horror stories to want to avoid this unless it's crucial. 6.1.1 is streaming beautifully to my SB3, with a flawless wireless connection, so I may stay where I am. But I figure 6.2 must be better in some way! Apparently 6.5 will no longer support OS 10.2.8, so perhaps I'll be forced to upgrade at that point.

danco
2006-02-13, 00:18
Slimserver version 6.1.1 runs fine on 10.2.8 (that's Panther, right? I can't keep track of these cats). But 6.2.1 and 6.2.2 install, start up, and then immediately stop. .

10.2 is Jaguar, 10.3 is Panther, and 10.4 is Tiger. Useful to have confirmation about which versions of SlimServer work on which Mac OS

CardinalFang
2006-02-13, 01:46
10.2 is Jaguar, 10.3 is Panther, and 10.4 is Tiger. Useful to have confirmation about which versions of SlimServer work on which Mac OS

I run 6.2 on Panther and I don't particularly want to upgrade to Tiger as I only use the machine for SlimServer and email. $50 doesn't sound like much, but it's enough to tip me over into looking at different devices than the Squeezebox if I have to make that kind of investment just to get bug fixes and a few features. I guess the answer is to stick with what works today and don't take the latest releases.