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Install notes for Slash 2.0.0 on FreeBSD 4.3

posted by Krow on 11:57 AM June 14th, 2001   Printer-friendly   Email story
Rudy Rucker writes "Yeah Haw! Last night, I started at 1 am and gave up with blurry eyes at 4am. THis night, I finished the install (a few dumb mistakes, others not dummm).

Notes for FreeBSD 4.3:

  • FreeBSD recommends not upgrading Perl to 5.6 yet (wait for FreeBSD 5.0??).
    During the CPAN 'install Bundle::Slash' I ^C'd the Perl 5.6 install --- it tried to install it for Data::Dumper or something trivial.
  • The start up script did not install. Find it, copy it to /usr/local/etc/rc.d and change the FreeBSD line to:
    su $USERNAME -c 'TZ=GMT $SLASHD $SERVER_NAME &'
    Or copy mine...http://www.thefirsttwins.com/slash.sh.txt
  • expat needs to be installed... go to the
    cd /usr/ports/textproc/expat
    make install
When I get it off my dev server and up on my site, I'll post here for ya'll to check it out."
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  • I installed perl 5.6.1 just fine on FreeBSD 4.3 stable. Download the source, and then do:

    sh Configure -sde -A define:bin=/usr/bin -A define:sitebin=/usr/bin -A define:man1dir=/usr/share/man/man1 -A define:man3dir=/usr/shre/man/man3

    then do a make && make test && make install and it you have Perl 5.6.1 on you system. Installing it from CPAN doesn't work.

    You do have to install expat manually. I think there was something else that I had to install manually as well. The startup script does have to be copied to /usr/local/etc/rc.d

    Other than that, everything works great on FreeBSD 4.3 Stable..........

    --

    --
    It's either on the beat or off the beat, it's that easy.
  • by Anonymous Coward
    One of the modules in Bundle::Slash requires mod_perl modules to be in @INC but /usr/local/lib/perl5/${BLAH} , where mod_perl is, isn't in @INC. How do I add it to @INC.
    screech@cuthbeat.com [mailto]
  • by Anonymous Coward
    some how this is no help for me.
    I edited the /usr/local/etc/rc.d/slash.sh as recomended here and
    still no help
    after /usr/local/etc/rc.d/slash.sh start it tells me

    Starting slashd slash: This account is currently not available.
    ok PID =

    so I looked in to /usr/local/slash/slash.sites
    and it looked like this
    slash:nobody:my.site-name.yy

    edited it to
    slash:slash:my.site-name.yy
    now it tells me
    Starting slashd slash: ok PID =

    no pid? why
    and still I can't delete any story's