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Old 11-13-2011, 02:03 AM   #1
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Question ELance Tracker (workview) and Adobe AIR


Hello Everyone, I apologize about the grave nature of our meeting.

I recently delegated my labor contract searching to a staffing agency, so I could focus on software development using a Linux environment. I recently finished up the Linux+ examinations, and I am eager to spend money getting the bills paid.

So, I approached my favorite contracting venue ELance. Their hourly work tracking software for time sheet information is WorkView or Tracker. I was totally disappointed when I couldn't install Tracker on the Slackware 12.1 hardware I had running. I read the forum posts here and abroad.

I tried updating the selinux material (nss, tasn, keyring, etc), but on Slackware 12.1 librpm doesn't include lzma support. I spent two days on updating it, before I went and got Slackware 13.37 up and running....

The AIR installer told me at that point I _must_ use a distribution based on rpm or deb packages. The routine with the AIR SDK was unsuccessful too, Tracker's install said there was no way without the runtime library available, in the path I suppose. Maybe I missed the execution environment? The debugger adl says it's unable to locate the initial content, or the application description when I tinker with the parameters.

So, I tried Fedora 15.... I didn't bother with the SDK because the Tracker install doesn't have an air file. It's purpose is to get the air file, I suspect. I'm still browsing the AIR SDK material. Fedora 15 says when running the AIR installer that the administrator should be contacted. Funny since the user is a member of the root group and the root group is it's primary group. Maybe I missed something here? The package manager indicated that AIR was the only thing missing for the Tracker package's installation.

I am rather at a loss. I would be happy to post the contents of the Tracker installer if it may help, rpm2tgz is a dandy. About this platform, it's a i686 running a little more than 1 gig of ram. No 64 bit for me yet though. I can get Fedora, Ubuntu, Mandriva, Slackware...name it.

What happened to Adobe anyway? And why in the world would ELance do that to the Linux contractors?! I personally have worked with them since they were eLance in 2002. I guess poachers are getting to them?

Best Regards,

New Ink -- Henry
 
Old 11-17-2011, 07:56 PM   #2
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The reply from technical support:

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For Linux:

- Intel Pentium III processor (Pentium 4 recommended)
- Fedora Core 10, Ubuntu 9.04, or openSUSEŽ 11.1
- 1GB of RAM
Has anyone with any of those operating systems successfully run Tracker from ELance?

Best Regards,

New Ink -- Henry
 
Old 11-22-2011, 12:31 AM   #3
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Thumbs up Nailed it in a little more than a week of reboots and images...

After just getting the time sheet software running, in a reply message to technical support:

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Thank you so much [Technical Support Representative]. I finally got it installed. I've been working on it since before I wrote you, and I a little exhausted. I'll get a post at linuxquestions.org updated momentarily too. I had already tried to use Fedora 15, without success so I went with the Ubuntu recommendation. There was a problem with Ubuntu 9.04 though, the only copy I could find was some sort of hack where the login screen was unresponsive to any input but the power button. I think it was just a bad copy, but maybe you meant 8.04 in the requirements?

So, I went and got Xubuntu 11.10, started installing Air from the oldest version I could get. By the time I made it to Air 2.0.4, the auto updater had gone and gotten 2.6+. Tracker then installed with a sudo dpkg -i TrackerSetup.deb. The one flaw that I noted in the installation is that Tracker was not executable after unpacking. An easy fix for me. I got logged in with my contractor credentials, and it seems to work great. I like that the special characters are supported now, it was a little unnerving to have to change the password last time. The console reported that Xfce wasn't recognized, is that going to cause trouble for me? Is there anyway that I can test this thing out before I get tied up in a contract?

Thank you for being so patient with me [Technical Support Representative]. I look forward to more work with ELance in the near future.
Thank you ladies and gentlemen. I sincerely appreciate your time and effort.

Best Regards,

New Ink -- Henry
 
  


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