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Re: [Bacula-devel] Contrib builder (fschwarz) - adjust dependencies


Ah, well then since bat is compiled against xorg I suppose anything
could happen when trying to use it in this manner. 

On Sat, 2008-08-09 at 14:28 +0300, Alex Ehrlich wrote:
> Install CentOS without X.
> Install an X server (Xming in my case, it's free, but there are some 
> others, Exceed is the best known one probably) on a Windows machine (my 
> favorite laptop).
> Connect from Windows to CentOS by PuTTY via SSH with X11 forward; set 
> "DISPLAY=ip_of_the_machine_running_Xming:0; export DISPLAY".
> Start the X server on the Windows machine.
> (There might be some mess with security of the X server but as I run 
> everything on my home LAN I just don't bother with it).
> All this "X server on Windows" stuff and how to make it work is pretty 
> well explained on the xming page 
> (http://www.straightrunning.com/XmingNotes/).
> Start any X program on the Linux machine in the PuTTY SSH session and it 
> shall display on the Windows machine (I installed xterm just for test 
> purposes and it worked fine).
> So far so good.
> Now the problem with BAT is that it crashes on startup in the 
> environment where xterm works fine. There are no font dependencies 
> listed in it (ldd). I had to google pretty much to find that installing 
> the fonts solves the problem, and indeed it does. *Maybe* some other 
> font package would be sufficient, I never tried.
> There was another suggestion how to make this work: "install X server on 
> the Linux machine", but this is a little bit overkill. I hope you agree 
> that CentOS (ok, RHEL) in its "minimum" configuration (i.e. *without* X) 
> is a pretty popular one for Linux servers today; actually I see no good 
> reason to install X on the server if you can avoid it and you won't sit 
> in front of it physically, and the less you have installed on a *server* 
> the better it works and the more secure it is.
> 
> Alex
> 
> Kern Sibbald wrote:
> > On Saturday 09 August 2008 10:42:29 Alex Ehrlich wrote:
> >   
> >> Well,
> >>
> >> For me it looks like this: I installed "minimal" CentOS 5.2 (i.e.
> >> without X 
> >>     
> >
> > Hmmm.  Bat is a GUI program so it needs X to run, which is probably more or 
> > less implicit with most GUI apps on Linux distros.
> >
> >   
> >> -- I use Xming on Windows instead). 
> >> When I run BAT I get a segfault at startup. When I install the fonts BAT
> >> starts and runs fine. Maybe it "attempts to load the fonts dynamically"
> >> (sorry for terminology, I am mostly a Windows guy :-).
> >>     
> >
> > I don't quite understand how you can make bat work (after installing the 
> > fonts).  Can you explain a bit more?
> >
> > Kern
> >
> >   
> >> Alex
> >>
> >> Scott Barninger wrote:
> >>     
> >>> Hello Alex,
> >>>
> >>> I am the maintainer of the spec file even though Felix is kind enough to
> >>> supply the EL5 binaries. I do not understand how this could be a
> >>> dependency. On my SuSE-11.0 system I do not have this font installed and
> >>> have no issues. Nor is this indicated as a dependency when ldd is run
> >>> over the binary. Can anyone else confirm this?
> >>>
> >>> On Thu, 2008-08-07 at 15:41 +0300, Alex Ehrlich wrote:
> >>>       
> >>>> Hello FSchwarz,
> >>>>
> >>>> If you build RHEL 5.x packages (32) for 2.4.2 then please add the
> >>>> bitstream-vera-fonts package to the list of dependencies for BAT.
> >>>> Currently BAT fails with a segfault when the fonts are not installed,
> >>>> and this is the case at least on CentOS 5.2 with "minimal installation".
> >>>>
> >>>> Regards,
> >>>>
> >>>> Alex
> >>>>
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