SWATless - Mandrake

This is a discussion on SWATless - Mandrake ; Mandriva 2007. Having installed samba-sever-3.0.23d-2.1mdv2007.0 I realised I could do with swat. Only two options were available: samba-swat-3.0.23b-7mdv2007.0; and samba-swat-3.0.23b-2.1mdv2007.0 The first was refused, so the second was selected. This downloaded 192 dependancies, several suffixed 64. As far as I ...

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  1. SWATless

    Mandriva 2007. Having installed samba-sever-3.0.23d-2.1mdv2007.0 I
    realised I could do with swat. Only two options were available:
    samba-swat-3.0.23b-7mdv2007.0; and
    samba-swat-3.0.23b-2.1mdv2007.0

    The first was refused, so the second was selected. This downloaded 192
    dependancies, several suffixed 64. As far as I know, my installation is 32
    bit. The 2007 DVD is a double layered disk. Installation is automated, My
    DVD drives cannot read double layered disls and presume it defaulted to
    the 32 bit version.

    Needless to say, it trundles away downloading package after package,
    finally announcing:

    "There was a problem during the installation." I have run through this
    several times in the vain hope of it sorting itself out. What's the
    answer?


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  2. Re: SWATless

    Alan Secker wrote:

    > Mandriva 2007. Having installed samba-sever-3.0.23d-2.1mdv2007.0 I
    > realised I could do with swat. Only two options were available:
    > samba-swat-3.0.23b-7mdv2007.0; and
    > samba-swat-3.0.23b-2.1mdv2007.0


    > "There was a problem during the installation." I have run through this
    > several times in the vain hope of it sorting itself out. What's the
    > answer?


    Install and use Webmin, which is the prefered method for remotely managing
    Samba (well acording to the notes attached to the swat package it is).

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  3. Re: SWATless

    Alan Secker wrote:
    > Mandriva 2007. Having installed samba-sever-3.0.23d-2.1mdv2007.0 I
    > realised I could do with swat. Only two options were available:
    > samba-swat-3.0.23b-7mdv2007.0; and
    > samba-swat-3.0.23b-2.1mdv2007.0


    If you have samba-server-3.0.23d-2.1mdv2007.0 installed you need
    samba-swat-3.0.23d-2.1mdv2007.0. Please note the "23d" not "23b" part of
    the file name. Trying to install the swat 23b version will download
    samba all over again and then fail to install as you already have a
    later version installed.
    In order to get the 23d version of swat you may have to update your
    repositories as it is the latest version.

    Regards
    Fabian

  4. Re: SWATless

    Alan Secker wrote:
    > Mandriva 2007. Having installed samba-sever-3.0.23d-2.1mdv2007.0 I
    > realised I could do with swat. Only two options were available:
    > samba-swat-3.0.23b-7mdv2007.0; and
    > samba-swat-3.0.23b-2.1mdv2007.0


    These are not options if you have 23d installed already.

    > The first was refused, so the second was selected. This downloaded 192
    > dependancies, several suffixed 64. As far as I know, my installation is 32
    > bit.


    If you are downloading and installing things suffixed 64, and
    your machine is a 32-bit system, methinks you have big time
    trouble already.

    Launch MCC, go to software management and thence to select where
    things are downloaded from. Go to each choice in turn, and
    select edit, so you can see what the pathname is on the mirror.


    > The 2007 DVD is a double layered disk. Installation is automated, My
    > DVD drives cannot read double layered disls and presume it defaulted to
    > the 32 bit version.


    This makes no sense. If your drives cannot read double-layer,
    they cannot read a double-layer 2007 DVD. And what would this
    have to do with choice of 32-it or 64-bit?
    >
    > Needless to say, it trundles away downloading package after package,
    > finally announcing:
    >
    > "There was a problem during the installation." I have run through this
    > several times in the vain hope of it sorting itself out. What's the
    > answer?


    Check the complete pathnames on the mirror servers. Find out
    whether your machine is a 64-bit or a 32-bit system. Report
    your findings.

    jim b.

    --
    Unix is not user-unfriendly; it merely
    expects users to be computer-friendly.

  5. Re: SWATless

    On Sun, 25 Feb 2007 22:55:49 +0000, James D. Beard wrote:

    > Alan Secker wrote:
    >> Mandriva 2007. Having installed samba-sever-3.0.23d-2.1mdv2007.0 I
    >> realised I could do with swat. Only two options were available:
    >> samba-swat-3.0.23b-7mdv2007.0; and
    >> samba-swat-3.0.23b-2.1mdv2007.0

    >
    > These are not options if you have 23d installed already.
    >
    >> The first was refused, so the second was selected. This downloaded 192
    >> dependancies, several suffixed 64. As far as I know, my installation is 32
    >> bit.

    >
    > If you are downloading and installing things suffixed 64, and
    > your machine is a 32-bit system, methinks you have big time
    > trouble already.
    >
    > Launch MCC, go to software management and thence to select where
    > things are downloaded from. Go to each choice in turn, and
    > select edit, so you can see what the pathname is on the mirror.
    >
    >
    >> The 2007 DVD is a double layered disk. Installation is automated, My
    >> DVD drives cannot read double layered disls and presume it defaulted to
    >> the 32 bit version.

    >
    > This makes no sense. If your drives cannot read double-layer,
    > they cannot read a double-layer 2007 DVD. And what would this
    > have to do with choice of 32-it or 64-bit?


    K3b returns the details of what is on the drive but cannot copy it.
    As for the version actually installed, it seems that I wa wrong.
    /etc/mandriva-release (and fellow files) all say 64. I might easily have
    preferred the 32 bit version yet was given no choice at install time.
    Anyway that is another issue.

    >>
    >> Needless to say, it trundles away downloading package after package,
    >> finally announcing:
    >>
    >> "There was a problem during the installation." I have run through this
    >> several times in the vain hope of it sorting itself out. What's the
    >> answer?

    >
    > Check the complete pathnames on the mirror servers. Find out
    > whether your machine is a 64-bit or a 32-bit system. Report
    > your findings.
    >


    The one thing I ha not tried, was to tey to install samba-swat from the
    command line. I tried it a few moments ago. This is what happened:

    [root@localhost alan]# urpmi samba-swat
    To satisfy dependencies, the following packages are going to be installed:
    libcap1-1.10-5mdk.i586
    libcrack2-2.8.9-1mdv2007.0.i586
    libdb2-2.4.14-15mdk.i586
    libpam0-0.99.6.0-3mdv2007.0.i586
    libpopt0-1.10.6-10.1mdv2007.0.i586
    samba-swat-3.0.23d-2.1mdv2007.0.i586
    Proceed with the installation of the 6 packages? (3 MB) (Y/n) y

    installing libcap1-1.10-5mdk.i586.rpm libcrack2-2.8.9-1mdv2007.0.i586.rpm
    libdb2-2.4.14-15mdk.i586.rpm libpam0-0.99.6.0-3mdv2007.0.i586.rpm
    libpopt0-1.10.6-10.1mdv2007.0.i586.rpm
    samba-swat-3.0.23d-2.1mdv2007.0.i586.rpm from /var/cache/
    urpmi/rpms
    Preparing... #############################################
    1/6: libpopt0 #############################################
    2/6: libdb2 #############################################
    3/6: libcrack2 #############################################
    4/6: libpam0 #############################################
    5/6: libcap1 #############################################
    6/6: samba-swat #############################################

    [root@localhost alan]#

    On the face of it a successful install but though there is a swat
    executable under /usr/bin neither it nor //127.0.0.1:901 do anything.
    I'll press on with the rest of the advice.

    > jim b.


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  6. Re: SWATless


    > K3b returns the details of what is on the drive but cannot copy it.


    If K3b returns the details, it can read the disk. There could
    be a permissions problem, with directories readable but the
    actual files readable only by root. Or perhaps you do not have
    permission to write where Keb is trying to write to.

    cd to the directory under /mnt (maybe /mnt/cdrom or something)
    and use ls -laR | less to check permissions on everything. For
    an install from the disk, you are root, but if trying to copy
    from the disk you would not necessarily be so.

    The earlier 192 dependencies remains a worry. That sort of
    thing is usually a sign that you are downloading from the wrong
    OS version. If you installed a bunch of stuff that does not
    belong on your system, you may have a task ahead of you.

    Good luck!

    jim b.

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    Unix is not user-unfriendly; it merely
    expects users to be computer-friendly.

  7. Re: SWATless

    On Mon, 26 Feb 2007 08:51:24 -0500, Alan Secker wrote:

    > On the face of it a successful install but though there is a swat
    > executable under /usr/bin neither it nor //127.0.0.1:901 do anything.
    > I'll press on with the rest of the advice.


    The executable is installed as /usr/sbin/swat.
    Edit /etc/xinetd.d/swat and change
    Disable=yes to Disable=no.
    Run "service swat start" to reload the xinetd config files.

    The go to http://127.0.0.1:901 in your browser.

    Regards, Dave Hodgins

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  8. Re: SWATless

    Alan Secker wrote:

    snip a lot..
    >
    > K3b returns the details of what is on the drive but cannot copy it.
    > As for the version actually installed, it seems that I wa wrong.
    > /etc/mandriva-release (and fellow files) all say 64. I might easily have
    > preferred the 32 bit version yet was given no choice at install time.


    That's no true, there is an F-key (maybe after you selected "More option or
    something alike) that allows you to switch 32-64 bit right at the beginning
    of the installation procedure.

    Herman Viaene

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