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

Todd Needham toddn at microsoft.com
Thu Apr 24 19:52:50 CDT 2003

Have you considered switching from .rpm to .msi files? ;)

Todd Needham
Manager, Research Programs Group
Microsoft Research University Relations

-----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 2:57 PM
To: ag-tech at mcs.anl.gov

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

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

More information about the ag-tech mailing list