[ic] newbie install on SuSE 9.0 problems

Joseph E Glenn jeglenn at mn.rr.com
Thu Nov 27 20:42:49 EST 2003

I'm trying to install interchange-4.8.7 on SuSE 9.0 Professional. 
I'm installing it from the tarball as user interch.  I get errors (when
the ./configure script is doing the ""make test"".  Everything seems
to look good (from what I can see) up until this point.

****** BEGIN OUTPUT FROM ./configure ******

interch/interchange-4.8.7> ./configure

 Interchange Version 4.8.7 Configuration


PERL_DL_NONLAZY=1 /usr/bin/perl "-Iblib/lib" "-Iblib/arch" test.pl
server/unixmode.......ok 1
server/startup........-rw-r--r--    1 interch  gwr           124 
2003-11-27 20:31 /home/interch/interchange-4.8.7/blib/catalog.cfg
-rw-------    1 interch  gwr           134 2003-11-27 20:31 
-rw-r--r--    1 interch  gwr            71 2003-11-27 20:31 
<#### NOTE: I don't get this file listing stuff when I install on 
SuSE7.3 so I thought it was worth noting ####>

total 0
not ok 2
link/unixmode.........not ok 3 (ok= def: 1 connect: Connection refused

# When the above test fails, it may be due to your ISP or some other
# mechanism blocking port 8786.

server/inetmode.......The previous Interchange server was not running 
and probably
terminated with an error.
ok 4
link/inetmode.........not ok 5
server/control........The previous Interchange server was not running 
and probably
terminated with an error.
interch/interchange-4.8.7> make: *** [test_dynamic] Terminated

***** END OUTPUT from ./configure

I'm not sure what this port 8786 business is about.  Aside from that it 
looks to me
like it's trying to create a socket when it dies?  But from the very 
first test 'server/startup'
I think it's already off track since I don't get all this file listing 
non-sense when I've installed
interchange under suse73 (which worked fine out of the box, BTW.)

Early in the attemped debug I deactivated the firewall, etc and went to 

Any ideas?  I'm temped to go back to SuSE7.3 ....

I've seen a couple of threads about re-installing perl, so I guess I'll 
do that for lack of
any better ideas.

Thanks much ,

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