[pskmail] Re: Install of Pskmail Server on Ubuntu - Fldigi issue

  • From: Per Crusefalk <per@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: pskmail@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Thu, 25 Jun 2009 10:35:33 +0200

Hi John,

I installed 9.04 with the latest server this weekend. I had no trouble
at all with the install of the server, the libinstall and install
scripts were both fine for me. I installed the latest fldigi but
realized it was bad and reverted to 3.10. The problem was that the afc
was unlimited, it started wandering about without limits (as others
stated earlier). Also I had 50-60% cpu when using the best interpolator
(on a 2 GHz P4) and it was way less than that on 3.10.

The server gave me some problems. It seems that the date command in
ubuntu 9.04 now reports dates using local day names etc. That caused
several regexps to fail and I had to patch arq.pm to get around it. I
believe we have to remove all raw usage of 'date -u' from the code and
use perls own date and time handling to be future proof. I have
submitted the first patch there (I'll post more when subversion is
updated (hint ;-)).

73 de Per, sm0rwo

tor 2009-06-25 klockan 00:09 -0700 skrev John Douyere:
> Following my other post regarding the re-installation of the server I
> noticed that (only) the latest version of Fldigi (3.115) requires the
> GLIBC_2.8 library, which is not available on Ubuntu 8.04 (Hardy). Is
> there a way to resolve this apart from re-compiling with an older
> library?
> 73's, John 
> On Wed, Jun 24, 2009 at 7:50 PM, John Douyere <vk2eta@xxxxxxxxx>
> wrote:
>         Just passing on my experience to save other people's time:
>         1. I originally installed the Mandriva Live CD from the
>         Pskmail site and upgraded the Perl modules and other libraries
>         to allow the running of the newer servers. This worked fine
>         for many months until a disk failure. 
>         The image backup done under Puppy Linux live CD could not be
>         restored (reminder: I will test my backups next time).
>         2. I downloaded and installed the latest Ubuntu version 9.04
>         and used the Ubuntu 8.04 installation method from the Pskmail
>         site. The Perl modules would not install properly
>         (Net::SMTP::TLS and others). I tried the manual install
>         procedure of these module as in the Ubuntu 7.04 wiki
>         instructions: failure as well.
>         3. I then downloaded and installed version 8.04 of Ubuntu and
>         followed the wiki instructions: it worked first time.
>         So if I had to do it again I would go strait to the version
>         8.04 of Ubuntu (Hardy). I would have saved a lot of time.
>         Since this is an LTS (Long Term Support) release, support will
>         be continued until April 2011. 
>         Note that others have reported successes in installing servers
>         on Fedora 10 too but I haven't tried myself.
>         73's, John.

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