[AG-TECH] the latest pain....and a rant.

Dave Semeraro semeraro at ncsa.uiuc.edu
Thu Apr 24 16:57:17 CDT 2003

Ok, first of all thank you to all of you who responded to my question about 
the dreaded
invalid URL error. All of your help is greatly appreciated. However my 
problem persists.
Of course in my quest for a solution I have made things worse. At one point 
I had the CVS
version of the venue client talking to the server at anl ( vv2:9000 ). I 
thought I would investigate
Tom's suggestion that I had a version mismatch. I grabbed the beta3 rpm 
from the web site and
installed it. Not only could I not connect to argonne but now I could not 
connect to a server
running on the same machine as the client. There could not possibly be a 
version mismatch to
a server on the same machine because I reinstalled everything... or at 
least I think I did. You
never know with rpm. In doing the reinstall of the ag beta3 I first tried 
to erase the previous rpm
install. rpm -e blah.rpm said package blah was not installed. Ok then rpm 
-ivh blah.rpm. Now
rpm says package blah is already installed. Well which is it? I hate rpm. 
Tonight I am going to
repartition and start over again from a clean linux install. Ya thats it... 
Heh Heh Heh. Or maybe
I will just throw my computer out of the window. No I cant do that I might 
hit some poor innocent
person on the street. I hate computers ....

Now for a real question. Since I am going to start over, should I get the 
srpms or  rpms from 

Has anyone successfully installed AG2.0 beta3 on a linux box and had 
everything work? If so
could they contact me directly? Of course, if such a person does exist they 
probably are not
reading ag-tech.... :).


Dave Semeraro Ph.D.
Visualization and Virtual Environments Group
NCSA University of Illinois
605 E. Springfield Ave.
Champaign, IL 61820
Semeraro at ncsa.uiuc.edu
(217) 244-1852

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