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Old 10-27-2007, 06:30 AM   #1
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DrakUPS


Hi All,

Does anybody know if this works and, if so, how?

Ta

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Old 10-28-2007, 02:59 PM   #2
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How about some more details? Sometimes someone can answer your question by doing your research for you, but it's always easier if you provide more information up front.
 
Old 10-29-2007, 01:50 PM   #3
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How about some more details? Sometimes someone can answer your question by doing your research for you, but it's always easier if you provide more information up front.
*sigh*
In previous posts on the subject it's been suggested that it's never worked. I just wonder if anyone knows if that situation has changed.

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Old 10-30-2007, 08:31 PM   #4
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*sigh* he still hasn't posted any detail, and no one has responded to him.

Sorry. Couldn't help it.

I did a search through these forums across all time and your post is the only one about "DrakUPS". There is one other post in which it occurs incidentally among a list of system components. So, you really do need to provide a link if you are referring to another discussion. Or more detail if you are talking about your own installation and possible problems you've encountered. Or just dive into it and use it, asking questions when you have more detail. Or a link out onto the greater web via google that outlines the issues you are concerned about. Demonstrate some initiative and grab someone's interest who might have the answers you want.
 
Old 10-31-2007, 10:48 AM   #5
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*sigh* he still hasn't posted any detail, and no one has responded to him.
Sorry. Couldn't help it.
I did a search through these forums across all time and your post is the only one about "DrakUPS". There is one other post in which it occurs incidentally among a list of system components. So, you really do need to provide a link if you are referring to another discussion. Or more detail if you are talking about your own installation and possible problems you've encountered. Or just dive into it and use it, asking questions when you have more detail. Or a link out onto the greater web via google that outlines the issues you are concerned about. Demonstrate some initiative and grab someone's interest who might have the answers you want.
How much more detail would you like? I have seen references that suggest that this application has never worked and asked the simple question if anyone knows anything to the contrary.

You clearly *don't* know, so feel free not to respond ;-)

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Old 10-31-2007, 08:51 PM   #6
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forget it. It seems impossible to drag more than a sentence or two out of you. you've yet to give a link or a reference. you said "previous posts on the subject...suggested", but I don't find them, and you won't point to them. I answered you in the first place because I have played with open source UPS software and was interested in what was up with DrakUPS. It might have been something fixable. Clearly, no one else has been interested in answering you. Now you're down to zero. Bye.
 
Old 11-01-2007, 12:11 AM   #7
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I do not use a UPS here, so I do not use the application. I do know that when someone requests greater detail, if I want an answer, I must provide the requested information. An excellent starting point would be with the make / model of the UPS and perhaps the specifications of the hardware it will protect. A simplistic "Does it work?" inquiry can be difficult to answer. It may work for some, but not for others. Since I am the second responder who has not heard of the issues to which you refer, any problem with the application may be less wide spread than you think.

When you post an inquiry to a community help forum, there are a few things it would be in your own best interest to keep in mind. You are asking others who owe you nothing for information. They have no obligation to provide that information. They are donating their time, skill, experience, intelligence, and knowledge for the benefit of others. When such a person replies to your inquiry, that person is entitled to a small measure of courtesy. If you did not understand what additional detail was needed, a courteous response would have been ask for clarification. How you proceed is your decision, and I am sure it will determine how successful your inquiry will be.

Good luck,
 
Old 11-01-2007, 03:09 AM   #8
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Dearest choogendyk and ernie,

I'm not trying to be rude, but you are both missing the point. I'm not trying to use the software and not asking for help getting it work. Therefore there are no further details. I tried it and it chucked up errors which a quick google told me were unresolved, so I gave up and used apcupsd (which I recommend, btw). I am just asking, out of idle curiosity, if anyone knows of DrackUPS actually working.

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