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Old 08-10-2007, 05:06 PM   #1
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dropline-installer and kde


I run Slackware 11. I was trying to install dropline 2.16. I was using dropline-installer. All packages were downloaded without error. Then, during installation, at around package #100 (out of 226), there was an error:

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Installation Error
install/doinst.sh: line 116: 24056 Segmentation fault
usr/bin/chroot /$ROOT /usr/bin/scroll keeper-update -n -p
var/lib/scrollkeeper -o
/usr/share/omf/gnome-netshtatus 2>/dev/null
So I'm dumped back at the basic dropline-installer menu. I run an uninstallation, and it works. So I try to install again, but right away I get this:

Code:
Oops, wget exited with status: 1
For some reason we were unable to download the master package index. There are a number of reasons this could occur, but we suggest you check your network connection and make sure the Dropline website is actually up, and then try again.
So I'm back at the basic dropline-installer menu. At this point, I check around for some help on the internet. I find that dropline-installer should not be run while X is running. Oops. I was in KDE at the time. So I figure if I jump out of KDE, I should be able to get the dropline-installer to work. I was wrong. Still gives the same error messages. But now that I've logged out of KDE, I can't get back in. Upon startx I get a black screen, with the following message in the upper left corner:

Code:
Could not start kdeinit. Check your installation.
I click "okay", and I'm back at the terminal. No KDE. Above my prompt I see the following output:

Code:
startkde: Starting up...
ksplash: error while loading shared libraries: libart_lgpl_2.so.2: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory.
ksplash: error while loading shared libraries: libart_lgpl_2.so.2: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory.
startkde: Could not start kdeinit. Check your installation.
Warning: connect() failed: : No such file or directory
ksmserver: error while loading shared libraries: libart_lgpl_2.so.2: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory
ERROR: Couldn't attach to DCOP server!
startkde: Shutting down...
Warning: connect() failed: : No such file or directory
Error: Can't contact kdeinit!
artsshell: error while loading shared libraries: libesd.so.0: cannot open shared object file: no such file or directory
startkde: Running shutdown scripts...
startkde: Done.
So, I can't get into KDE. And can't get dropline-installer finish the installation. So...I'm stuck in the terminal. I guess dropline-installer was able to ruin KDE, but not able to replace it. My immediate goal: get KDE back! (I never intended on leaving KDE in the first place.)

Help?

Last edited by sythe; 08-10-2007 at 06:00 PM.
 
Old 08-10-2007, 05:24 PM   #2
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A few things:

Have you checked to see whether the files it can't load still exist on your machine or not?
Try rebooting and/or rerunning xwmconfig.
Have you checked your internet connection?

FYI, dropline-installer does not ruin KDE, but a failed installation might.

Brian
 
Old 08-10-2007, 05:34 PM   #3
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Quote:
Originally Posted by BCarey
Have you checked to see whether the files it can't load still exist on your machine or not?
If I log in as root, switch to the root directory, and give the command "find -name *libart_lgpl*", I get four results. They all show up in logs as either "removed_packages" or "removed_scripts."
 
Old 08-10-2007, 05:35 PM   #4
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Have you checked your internet connection?
No. How do I check this from the terminal?
 
Old 08-10-2007, 05:41 PM   #5
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So you should reinstall the slackware libart_lgpl package. It looks like you may need to install the esound package as well. For your reference, here is a list of Slack 11 packages replaced by DLG 2.16:

Code:
atk
cairo
desktop-file-utils
dhcp
esound
fontconfig
freetype
gaim
gimp
gimp-help
glib2
gnet
gnome-icon-theme
gnupg
gtk+2
gucharmap
hicolor-icon-theme
kernel-modules
kernel-source
libart_lgpl
libglade
libgsf
libgtkhtml
libidl
librsvg
libwpd
libxml2
libxslt
mozilla-firefox
mozilla-thunderbird
openldap
pango
php
pkgconfig
shadow
shared-mime-info
startup-notification
wine
xchat
xine-lib
xscreensaver
FYI, DLG 2.18 for Slack 12 only replaces 8 packages.

Brian
 
Old 08-10-2007, 05:44 PM   #6
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Quote:
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No. How do I check this from the terminal?
Try killing two birds with one stone by entering:
Code:
wget ftp://slackware.cs.utah.edu/pub/slackware/slackware-11.0/slackware/l/libart_lgpl-2.3.17-i486-1.tgz
It should download one of the packages you need to reinstall.

Brian
 
Old 08-10-2007, 05:50 PM   #7
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Quote:
Originally Posted by BCarey
Try rebooting and/or rerunning xwmconfig.
From what I can see, rebooting changed nothing.

Playing around in xwmconfig:

1. XFCE doesn't work.

2. Fluxbox works, at least somewhat. I've never used it before, so I'm not sure what it's supposed to look like. But I can get it running, get some terminal-friendly stuff like emacs and calc running. However, no web browersers or anything like that work. The fluxbox startup log shows some errors similar to the kde startup errors.
 
Old 08-10-2007, 06:10 PM   #8
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Quote:
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Try killing two birds with one stone
The wget command you gave me isn't working. I get:

Code:
Resolving slackware.cs.utah.edu... failed: Name or service not known.
Seems like my internet connection probably got messed up when I botched the dropline installation? That would explain why when I run dropline-installer I get the error about being unable to download the master package index.

So, how do I check my internet connection from the terminal?
 
Old 08-10-2007, 06:14 PM   #9
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Quote:
Originally Posted by BCarey
FYI, DLG 2.18 for Slack 12 only replaces 8 packages.
Thanks for the list of packages I will need. The package replacement list for 2.18 looks pretty good right now!!
 
Old 08-10-2007, 06:20 PM   #10
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Quote:
Originally Posted by sythe
So, how do I check my internet connection from the terminal?
Please post the output of "ifconfig" and "ifconfig -a". If you know your router's LAN address, try to ping it.

In the meantime, try reinstalling the 2 slackware packages I mentioned from your install media so you can get kde back up.

Brian
 
Old 08-10-2007, 06:49 PM   #11
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In the meantime, try reinstalling the 2 slackware packages I mentioned from your install media so you can get kde back up.
I'm having trouble getting my Slackware 11 dvd mounted. Is it possible that when I failed with dropline-installer something in my system was damaged that would prevent me from mounting the dvd? (I can still mount my cdrom drive fine.)
 
Old 08-10-2007, 07:01 PM   #12
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I'm having trouble getting my Slackware 11 dvd mounted. Is it possible that when I failed with dropline-installer something in my system was damaged that would prevent me from mounting the dvd? (I can still mount my cdrom drive fine.)
I'm not sure I understand. Do you have one drive or two? You can mount a cd but not the dvd? What is the command you use and the error message?

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Old 08-10-2007, 07:02 PM   #13
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Quote:
Originally Posted by BCarey
Please post the output of "ifconfig" and "ifconfig -a".
The results are identical:

Code:
eth0      Link encap:Ethernet  HWaddr 00:17:31:E5:F5:8C  
          inet addr:66.233.52.178  Bcast:66.233.63.255  Mask:255.255.240.0
          UP BROADCAST NOTRAILERS MULTICAST  MTU:1500  Metric:1
          RX packets:193 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
          TX packets:8 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
          collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000 
          RX bytes:31457 (30.7 KiB)  TX bytes:3138 (3.0 KiB)
          Interrupt:10 Base address:0x6000 

lo        Link encap:Local Loopback  
          inet addr:127.0.0.1  Mask:255.0.0.0
          UP LOOPBACK RUNNING  MTU:16436  Metric:1
          RX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
          TX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
          collisions:0 txqueuelen:0 
          RX bytes:0 (0.0 b)  TX bytes:0 (0.0 b)
 
Old 08-10-2007, 07:08 PM   #14
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Quote:
Originally Posted by BCarey
Do you have one drive or two? You can mount a cd but not the dvd? What is the command you use and the error message?
I have two drives. The cdrom drive mounts fine. The dvd drive is not mounting. The commands I use are:

Code:
mount /mnt/cdrom
mount /mnt/dvd
The fstab entries:

Code:
/dev/cdrom   /mnt/cdrom   auto   noauto,users,ro   0   0
/dev/scd0   /mnt/cdrom   auto   noauto,users,ro   0   0
The result of "/mnt/dvd":

Code:
mount: /dev/scd0 is not a valid block device
I could swear this is how I've always been doing it, and it was working before.
 
Old 08-10-2007, 07:09 PM   #15
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The results are identical:

Code:
eth0      Link encap:Ethernet  HWaddr 00:17:31:E5:F5:8C  
          inet addr:66.233.52.178  Bcast:66.233.63.255  Mask:255.255.240.0
          UP BROADCAST NOTRAILERS MULTICAST  MTU:1500  Metric:1
          RX packets:193 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
          TX packets:8 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
          collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000 
          RX bytes:31457 (30.7 KiB)  TX bytes:3138 (3.0 KiB)
          Interrupt:10 Base address:0x6000 

lo        Link encap:Local Loopback  
          inet addr:127.0.0.1  Mask:255.0.0.0
          UP LOOPBACK RUNNING  MTU:16436  Metric:1
          RX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
          TX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
          collisions:0 txqueuelen:0 
          RX bytes:0 (0.0 b)  TX bytes:0 (0.0 b)
How do you connect to the internet? It looks like you have some kind of direct connection.

Try "ping -c3 google.com". If that doesn't work, try "ping -c3 64.233.167.99"

Brian
 
  


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