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Re: [LinkStation_General] Re: Updating Perl SlimServer

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  • James S Stubbs
    Hi Ian, I too would be grateful if I can down load the file. Best wishes. James. stubbsjuk_at_yahoo.co.uk
    Message 1 of 14 , Nov 25, 2004
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      Hi Ian,

      I too would be grateful if I can down load the file.

      Best wishes.

      James.

      stubbsjuk_at_yahoo.co.uk


      ianlawton68 wrote:

      >
      > Excellent Sam, thanks so much for doing that. I have some ftpspace
      > that you can use. Ill send you the login details by private email.
      > If anyone else needs access to the file please email me and I will
      > give you the details too, just in case I need to control numbers.
      >
      > Thanks again
      >
      >
      > Ian
      >
      >
      > --- In LinkStation_General@yahoogroups.com, Art Age <artagesw@y...>
      > wrote:
      > > OK, I have built a tarball of perl-5.8.5 for the
      > > linkstation. Unfortunately, it is too large (8.5MB) to
      > > upload to the files area. Does anyone have some server
      > > space available to host this file?
      > >
      > > Sam
      > >
      > > --- Art Age <artagesw@y...> wrote:
      > >
      > > > I'll see what I can do. I'll need to rebuild it into
      > > > a
      > > > segregated environment in order to package it up as
      > > > an
      > > > installable tar ball.
      > > >
      > > > Sam
      > > >
      > > > --- ianlawton68 <ianlawton68@h...> wrote:
      > > >
      > > > >
      > > > > Sam,
      > > > > Would you mind adding the compiled version of the
      > > > > 5.8.x Perl release
      > > > > to the Files section of the forum to make it
      > > > easier
      > > > > for newbies like
      > > > > us to install it? And would adding these files
      > > > make
      > > > > it possible for
      > > > > us to just copy them over to our Linkstations like
      > > > > we had to with
      > > > > the 5.6 build?
      > > > >
      > > > > Cheers
      > > > >
      > > > > Ian
      > > > >
      > > > >
      > > > >
      > > > >
      > > > > --- In LinkStation_General@yahoogroups.com, Art
      > > > Age
      > > > > <artagesw@y...>
      > > > > wrote:
      > > > > > Try this:
      > > > > >
      > > > > > http://www.revogear.com/downloads/binary.zip
      > > > > >
      > > > > > Sam
      > > > > >
      > > > > > --- James S Stubbs <stubbsjuk@y...> wrote:
      > > > > >
      > > > > > > Sam,
      > > > > > >
      > > > > > > I have had a look at the www.revogear.com site
      > > > > but
      > > > > > > can't find any
      > > > > > > developement tools, can you help me with a
      > > > link?
      > > > > > >
      > > > > > > Best wishes.
      > > > > > >
      > > > > > > James.
      > > > > > >
      > > > > > > Art Age wrote:
      > > > > > >
      > > > > > > > James,
      > > > > > > >
      > > > > > > > If you've never built software on Linux
      > > > > before, it
      > > > > > > can
      > > > > > > > present a bit of a learning curve. I
      > > > installed
      > > > > the
      > > > > > > > development tools from the revogear site
      > > > (the
      > > > > kuro
      > > > > > > box
      > > > > > > > and linkstation are virtually identical
      > > > > > > hardware-wise,
      > > > > > > > and these tools work without incident).
      > > > > > > >
      > > > > > > > /usr/local/src is a typical directory for
      > > > > > > depositing
      > > > > > > > source code prior to building. You can
      > > > create
      > > > > the
      > > > > > > > directory if it does not exist like so:
      > > > > > > >
      > > > > > > > mkdir -p /usr/local/src
      > > > > > > >
      > > > > > > > "make install" should create any missing
      > > > > > > directories
      > > > > > > > it needs.
      > > > > > > >
      > > > > > > > Once installed, the LinkStation's web
      > > > > interface
      > > > > > > works
      > > > > > > > fine with the new perl. However, I believe
      > > > the
      > > > > > > > slimserver code may be hardcoded to look for
      > > > > perl
      > > > > > > in
      > > > > > > > /usr/bin, hence the need to edit it if you
      > > > > install
      > > > > > > the
      > > > > > > > new perl in a different directory (such as
      > > > > > > > /usr/local).
      > > > > > > >
      > > > > > > > Hope this helps.
      > > > > > > >
      > > > > > > > Sam
      > > > > > > >
      > > > > > > > --- James S Stubbs <stubbsjuk@y...> wrote:
      > > > > > > >
      > > > > > > > > Hi Art,
      > > > > > > > >
      > > > > > > > > Thank you. I am a real newbie at Linux so
      > > > > can
      > > > > > > you
      > > > > > > > > please explain a few
      > > > > > > > > things for me.
      > > > > > > > >
      > > > > > > > > What "Build" tools do I need and where can
      > > > I
      > > > > > > find
      > > > > > > > > how to install them?
      > > > > > > > >
      > > > > > > > > I can't see that I have a directory
      > > > > > > /usr/local/src ?
      > > > > > > > >
      > > > > > > > > You mention that it will be installed into
      > > > > > > > > /usr/local/bin again that
      > > > > > > > > directory does not exist, does the "make
      > > > > > > install"
      > > > > > > > > create this directory?
      > > > > > > > >
      > > > > > > > > At present perl 5.6.1 is in
      > > > > > > /usr/share/perl/5.6.1
      > > > > > > > > and every thing works,
      > > > > > > > > I did not have to edit the slimserver.pl
      > > > > file to
      > > > > > > > > look for it.
      > > > > > > > >
      > > > > > > > > How do I confirm the "new perl" is
      > > > working.
      > > > > I
      > > > > > > got
      > > > > > > > > the impression that
      > > > > > > > > the web interface requires perl, if I
      > > > remove
      > > > > the
      > > > > > > > > .../perl/5.6.1
      > > > > > > > > directory will the interface still work.?
      > > > > > > > >
      > > > > > > > > I apologise if these questions appear
      > > > basic,
      > > > > but
      > > > > > > I
      > > > > > > > > would prefer to
      > > > > > > > > understand why I am doing things.
      > > > > > > > >
      > > > > > > > > Best wishes.
      > > > > > > > >
      > > > > > > > > James.
      > > > > > > > >
      > > > > > > > >
      > > > > > > > > Art Age wrote:
      > > > > > > > >
      > > > > > > > > > The stable.tar.gz file is likely a
      > > > source
      > > > > > > > > > distribution, so you will need to build
      > > > it
      > > > > > > prior
      > > > > > > > > to
      > > > > > > > > > installing. Here are the steps I took to
      > > > > > > upgrade
      > > > > > > > > my
      > > > > > > > > > LinkStation to the latest stable perl
      > > > > build:
      > > > > > > > > >
      > > > > > > > > > First, copy stable.tar.gz to the
      > > > > linkstation's
      > > > > > > > > share
      > > > > > > > > > at /mnt/share/.
      > > > > > > > > >
      > > > > > > > > > Then:
      > > > > > > > > > cd /usr/local/src
      > > > > > > > > > tar xzf /mnt/share/stable.tar.gz
      > > > > > > > > > cd perl-5.8.5
      > > > > > > > > > rm -f config.sh Policy.sh
      > > > > > > > > > sh Configure -de
      > > > > > > > > > make
      > > > > > > > > > make test
      > > > > > > > > > make install
      > > > > > > > > >
      > > > > > > > > > At least the final "make install" step
      > > > > will
      > > > > > > need
      > > > > > > > > to be
      > > > > > > > > > performed as root.
      > > > > > > > > > This will install the new perl into
      > > > > > > > > /usr/local/bin.
      > > > > > > > > > Depending on your path setting, this
      > > > will
      > > > > > > override
      > > > > > > > > the
      > > > > > > > > > stock perl installation, but you may
      > > > want
      > > > > to
      > > >
      > > === message truncated ===
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