Reports & Questions
The Hurd's been sat on one of my machines for a few days now, so I
thought I'd check in with a couple of problems I've been having. Before
that, tho, I'd like say: Cool! El Hurdo seems to be much more useful
than the last time I installed it.
1. Quite often, when telnetting to the box, the login message gets
somewhat scrambled, being printed staggered over a few lines and no
cursor for the prompt. Logging in doesn't seem to work either (although
I may be mis-typing something as I can't see.) The problem doesn't
recur if I disconnect and start telnet again.
2. While installing apache, it all, kind of, went a bit wrong:
Installing your new homepage in /var/www.
Use of uninitialized value in pattern match (m//) at /usr/sbin/apacheconfig line 371.
Do you want to manually choose which modules to load? [y/N]
Working magic...Use of uninitialized value in pattern match (m//) at /usr/sbin/apacheconfig line 449, <STDIN> line 1.
Use of uninitialized value in pattern match (m//) at /usr/sbin/apacheconfig line 449, <STDIN> line 1.
..Use of uninitialized value in pattern match (m//) at /usr/sbin/apacheconfig line 449, <STDIN> line 1.
Restart Apache now? [Y/n]
Stopping apache with apachectl ...
Syntax error on line 68 of /etc/apache/httpd.conf:
Cannot load /usr/lib/apache/1.3/mod_log_config.so into server: libc.so.6: cannot load shared object file: No such file or directory
/usr/sbin/apachectl start: httpd could not be started
This is is umm.. bad. I'm not a perl hacker, so I won't attempt to look
at apacheconfig. I can't think why libc.so.6 can't be found, but
whatever it is, it can't be good.
3. When trying to run X apps, it doesn't seem to want to see anything
in /X11R6/lib. I've had fun with env vars, going through each
combination of LD_LIBRARY_PATH and LD_RUN_PATH holding /X11R6/lib and
/usr/X11R6/lib but to no avail.. I always get:
node@genius:~$ export LD_LIBRARY_PATH=/usr/X11R6/lib
node@genius:~$ ls -l /usr/X11R6/lib/libXaw*
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 436344 Mar 4 12:59 /usr/X11R6/lib/libXaw.a
lrwxr-xr-x 1 root root 13 Mar 8 03:13 /usr/X11R6/lib/libXaw.so -> libXaw.so.7.0
lrwxr-xr-x 1 root root 13 Mar 8 03:05 /usr/X11R6/lib/libXaw.so.6 -> libXaw.so.6.1
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 233324 Mar 4 12:59 /usr/X11R6/lib/libXaw.so.6.1
lrwxr-xr-x 1 root root 13 Mar 8 03:21 /usr/X11R6/lib/libXaw.so.7 -> libXaw.so.7.0
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 332684 Mar 4 12:59 /usr/X11R6/lib/libXaw.so.7.0
xterm: error while loading shared libraries: libXaw.so.7: cannot load shared object file: No such file or directory
As root, libXaw.so.7 isn't found normally, but is found if
LD_LIBRARY_PATH is set. I can't think why running as root would change
the behaviour of the interpretation of LD_LIBRARY_PATH.
I hope someone can help, as I would like to have X working.
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