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

Ivan R. Judson judson at mcs.anl.gov
Thu Apr 24 18:41:01 CDT 2003

Hey Dave,

First, thanks for trying the software. Your input is valuable, this software
should be easier to use, I'm sorry it's been difficult.

Second, the invalid url dialog pops up for a lot of different reasons, one
of the tasks we have on our plate is to clean up exception handling. One of
the common reasons for this url has been a lack of a valid proxy. Other
errors are possible causes.  However, one thing that would be *really*
helpful is if you could include the *.log files (VenueClient.log primarily,
but the VenueServer.log from your local server would help too) when you run
into these problems. We have a lot of debugging information that gets
printed into them and they can help us track down your problems.

Lastly Dave, you and Randy should know we are 100+% committed to making this
work for you. I know you are under immense pressure for the AHM, but we're
doing a lot of work to make this happen. Even though it's been quiet, that
shouldn't be taken as bad.  If you have AHM questions, feel free to send
mail to ag-mcs at mcs.anl.gov (Bob Olson and Justin Binns are currently
dedicated to the AHM work).

Again, thanks for beating your head against this. I'm sorry it's happening
in such a short timeframe. Hopefully I can make it up to you next week at
the meeting.


> -----Original Message-----
> From: owner-ag-tech at mcs.anl.gov 
> [mailto:owner-ag-tech at mcs.anl.gov] On Behalf Of Dave Semeraro
> Sent: Thursday, April 24, 2003 4:57 PM
> To: ag-tech at mcs.anl.gov
> Subject: [AG-TECH] the latest pain....and a rant.
> 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 
> http://www-unix.mcs.anl.gov/fl/research/accessgrid/software/2.

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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