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Jim Clancy
2004-05-01, 19:05
kdf,

I did the browser cache clear...and found that the loading of other skins
did NOT solve the problem.

This may, indeed, be a perl problem.

I've had to re-install using my backup hard disk because the other lost
some capabilities in the process, like the PH2BB that was installed. I
can't remember if it was ever backed up to the image of the harddisk...I'm
restoring it all now and will try again!

Anyway, I need to find a perl that won't COST an arm and a leg. There are
RPM's I see for hundreds of dollars but I don't need the upgrade that bad.
;-)

Cheers,

Jim Clancy
clancy (AT) mindspring (DOT) com



> [Original Message]
> From: kdf <slim-mail (AT) deane-freeman (DOT) com>
> To: Slim Devices Discussion <discuss (AT) lists (DOT) slimdevices.com>
> Date: 5/1/2004 7:32:30 PM
> Subject: [slim] Linux Install Problem
>
> Thats a source code RPM, used for installing just source code for
developing
> your own stuff.
>
> You might find a proper perl rpm from rpmfind.net, or by using the
upgrade tools
> included with Redhat.
>
> Did you try the browser cache or skin changes?
>
> running manually using /usr/local/slimserver --d_http might show
something in
> the debug messages that may help give a better clue as to what is
happening.
>
> -kdf
>
>
> Quoting Jim Clancy <clancy (AT) mindspring (DOT) com>:
>
> > kdf,
> >
> > Okay, now it's telling me that it's not a valid RPM.
> >
> > It may be the source code...here's the filename:
> >
> > perl-5.8.0.88.src.rpm
> >
> > ...and you can tell I'm new to Linux!
> >
> > Jim Clancy
> > clancy (AT) mindspring (DOT) com
> >
> >
> >
> > > [Original Message]
> > > From: kdf <slim-mail (AT) deane-freeman (DOT) com>
> > > To: Slim Devices Discussion <discuss (AT) lists (DOT) slimdevices.com>
> > > Date: 5/1/2004 6:48:35 PM
> > > Subject: [slim] Linux Install Problem
> > >
> > > I have had multiple versions co-exist on my Mandrake system. Hwoever,
> > these
> > > were 5.8.1 and 5.8.2 :)
> > >
> > > if you do an upgrade with the rpm, instead of install, it should take
> > care of
> > > removing anything that must be removed as well as that which needs to
be
> > > installed along with.
> > >
> > > rpm -U should do it, tho you may have another package manager UI that
you
> > prefer.
> > >
> > > -kdf
> > >
> > > Quoting Jim Clancy <clancy (AT) mindspring (DOT) com>:
> > >
> > > > kdf,
> > > >
> > > > Thanks...
> > > >
> > > > I have 5.8 with my RH9 package, I found it on one of the CD's. But
> > there
> > > > are a LOT of Perl files there...in addition to the base.
> > > >
> > > > I've got a complete snapshot of my disk, so I'm not really worried
> > about it
> > > > (it's on a separate hard disk I can just swap into the server.)
> > > >
> > > > I assume I un-install the existing RPM and re-install the new one.
> > > >
> > > > Someone give me a shout if this is suicidal.
> > > >
> > > > Cheers,
> > > >
> > > >
> > > > Jim Clancy
> > > > clancy (AT) mindspring (DOT) com
> > > >
> > > >
> > > >
> > > > > [Original Message]
> > > > > From: kdf <slim-mail (AT) deane-freeman (DOT) com>
> > > > > To: Slim Devices Discussion <discuss (AT) lists (DOT) slimdevices.com>
> > > > > Date: 5/1/2004 5:19:38 PM
> > > > > Subject: [slim] Linux Install Problem
> > > > >
> > > > > Clearing the browser cache may help. Depends on browser.
Firebird,
> > its in
> > > > > tools->options->privacy. IE, I'm not sure about.
> > > > >
> > > > > Perl 5.6.1 is supported with slimserver 5.1.x, but it does have
some
> > > > problems.
> > > > > If upgrading to perl 5.8 or higher is feasible for you, I'd
certainly
> > > > consider that.
> > > > >
> > > > > try a different skin to maybe shake things around a little:
> > > > > http://serverIP:9000/EN/
> > > > > http://serverIP:9000/Moser/
> > > > > http://serverIP:9000/Fishbone/
> > > > > http://serverIP:9000/Handheld/
> > > > >
> > > > > -kdf
> > > > >
> > > > > Quoting Jim Clancy <clancy (AT) mindspring (DOT) com>:
> > > > >
> > > > > > Apologies for posting this as a reply earlier!
> > > > > >
> > > > > > ---------------------------
> > > > > >
> > > > > > I just tried to install the latest slimserver software for
linux.
> > > > > >
> > > > > > When I try to load the web page, all I see is the "Music Player"
> > half of
> > > > > > the screen...the "Home" side is missing and I can't configure
the
> > > > server.
> > > > > >
> > > > > > I am running Perl ver. 5.6.1
> > > > > >
> > > > > > I have successfully uninstalled but a re-install produced the
same
> > > > results.
> > > > > >
> > > > > > I have re-installed the old version 4.2.6-1 and it works fine.
> > > > > >
> > > > > > Suggestions?
> > > > > >
> > > > > > Jim Clancy
> > > > > > clancy (AT) mindspring (DOT) com
> > > > > >
> > > > > >
> > > > > >
> > > > > >
> > > > > >

kdf
2004-05-01, 20:27
You can always get the source code from Perl.org and compile. With luck, its
just a few simple commands (./configure, make, make install). If you have a
high speed connection and a CD Burner, the ISO images for a newer Redhat/Fedora
are free.

However, Perl 5.6.1 is officially supported by slimserver. You might also want
to try the latest nightly build, or upgrade to 5.1.3 which still uses the old
style web page engine. Its this part of the server that seems to have the most
trouble with perl 5.6.1. These issues should get resolved at some point.

The entire archive of slimserver releases and nightly builds can be found here:
http://www.slimserver.com/downloads/

-kdf

Quoting Jim Clancy <clancy (AT) mindspring (DOT) com>:

> kdf,
>
> I did the browser cache clear...and found that the loading of other skins
> did NOT solve the problem.
>
> This may, indeed, be a perl problem.
>
> I've had to re-install using my backup hard disk because the other lost
> some capabilities in the process, like the PH2BB that was installed. I
> can't remember if it was ever backed up to the image of the harddisk...I'm
> restoring it all now and will try again!
>
> Anyway, I need to find a perl that won't COST an arm and a leg. There are
> RPM's I see for hundreds of dollars but I don't need the upgrade that bad.
> ;-)
>
> Cheers,
>
> Jim Clancy
> clancy (AT) mindspring (DOT) com
>
>
>
> > [Original Message]
> > From: kdf <slim-mail (AT) deane-freeman (DOT) com>
> > To: Slim Devices Discussion <discuss (AT) lists (DOT) slimdevices.com>
> > Date: 5/1/2004 7:32:30 PM
> > Subject: [slim] Linux Install Problem
> >
> > Thats a source code RPM, used for installing just source code for
> developing
> > your own stuff.
> >
> > You might find a proper perl rpm from rpmfind.net, or by using the
> upgrade tools
> > included with Redhat.
> >
> > Did you try the browser cache or skin changes?
> >
> > running manually using /usr/local/slimserver --d_http might show
> something in
> > the debug messages that may help give a better clue as to what is
> happening.
> >
> > -kdf
> >
> >
> > Quoting Jim Clancy <clancy (AT) mindspring (DOT) com>:
> >
> > > kdf,
> > >
> > > Okay, now it's telling me that it's not a valid RPM.
> > >
> > > It may be the source code...here's the filename:
> > >
> > > perl-5.8.0.88.src.rpm
> > >
> > > ...and you can tell I'm new to Linux!
> > >
> > > Jim Clancy
> > > clancy (AT) mindspring (DOT) com
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > > > [Original Message]
> > > > From: kdf <slim-mail (AT) deane-freeman (DOT) com>
> > > > To: Slim Devices Discussion <discuss (AT) lists (DOT) slimdevices.com>
> > > > Date: 5/1/2004 6:48:35 PM
> > > > Subject: [slim] Linux Install Problem
> > > >
> > > > I have had multiple versions co-exist on my Mandrake system. Hwoever,
> > > these
> > > > were 5.8.1 and 5.8.2 :)
> > > >
> > > > if you do an upgrade with the rpm, instead of install, it should take
> > > care of
> > > > removing anything that must be removed as well as that which needs to
> be
> > > > installed along with.
> > > >
> > > > rpm -U should do it, tho you may have another package manager UI that
> you
> > > prefer.
> > > >
> > > > -kdf
> > > >
> > > > Quoting Jim Clancy <clancy (AT) mindspring (DOT) com>:
> > > >
> > > > > kdf,
> > > > >
> > > > > Thanks...
> > > > >
> > > > > I have 5.8 with my RH9 package, I found it on one of the CD's. But
> > > there
> > > > > are a LOT of Perl files there...in addition to the base.
> > > > >
> > > > > I've got a complete snapshot of my disk, so I'm not really worried
> > > about it
> > > > > (it's on a separate hard disk I can just swap into the server.)
> > > > >
> > > > > I assume I un-install the existing RPM and re-install the new one.
> > > > >
> > > > > Someone give me a shout if this is suicidal.
> > > > >
> > > > > Cheers,
> > > > >
> > > > >
> > > > > Jim Clancy
> > > > > clancy (AT) mindspring (DOT) com
> > > > >
> > > > >
> > > > >
> > > > > > [Original Message]
> > > > > > From: kdf <slim-mail (AT) deane-freeman (DOT) com>
> > > > > > To: Slim Devices Discussion <discuss (AT) lists (DOT) slimdevices.com>
> > > > > > Date: 5/1/2004 5:19:38 PM
> > > > > > Subject: [slim] Linux Install Problem
> > > > > >
> > > > > > Clearing the browser cache may help. Depends on browser.
> Firebird,
> > > its in
> > > > > > tools->options->privacy. IE, I'm not sure about.
> > > > > >
> > > > > > Perl 5.6.1 is supported with slimserver 5.1.x, but it does have
> some
> > > > > problems.
> > > > > > If upgrading to perl 5.8 or higher is feasible for you, I'd
> certainly
> > > > > consider that.
> > > > > >
> > > > > > try a different skin to maybe shake things around a little:
> > > > > > http://serverIP:9000/EN/
> > > > > > http://serverIP:9000/Moser/
> > > > > > http://serverIP:9000/Fishbone/
> > > > > > http://serverIP:9000/Handheld/
> > > > > >
> > > > > > -kdf
> > > > > >
> > > > > > Quoting Jim Clancy <clancy (AT) mindspring (DOT) com>:
> > > > > >
> > > > > > > Apologies for posting this as a reply earlier!
> > > > > > >
> > > > > > > ---------------------------
> > > > > > >
> > > > > > > I just tried to install the latest slimserver software for
> linux.
> > > > > > >
> > > > > > > When I try to load the web page, all I see is the "Music Player"
> > > half of
> > > > > > > the screen...the "Home" side is missing and I can't configure
> the
> > > > > server.
> > > > > > >
> > > > > > > I am running Perl ver. 5.6.1
> > > > > > >
> > > > > > > I have successfully uninstalled but a re-install produced the
> same
> > > > > results.
> > > > > > >
> > > > > > > I have re-installed the old version 4.2.6-1 and it works fine.
> > > > > > >
> > > > > > > Suggestions?
> > > > > > >
> > > > > > > Jim Clancy
> > > > > > > clancy (AT) mindspring (DOT) com
> > > > > > >
> > > > > > >
> > > > > > >
> > > > > > >
> > > > > > >