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Jim Clancy
2004-05-02, 04:42
kdf,

Thanks for your help in trying to get this working...5.1.1 works okay.

It may not be worth all the trouble to upgrade Perl, since there are other
programs, web stuff linked to it.



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 11:33:32 PM
> Subject: [slim] Linux Install Problem
>
> 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
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