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Old 09-12-2015, 06:10 PM   #1
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Anyone successfully managed to install ser2net on CentOS 7 or SL7 ???


Has anyone successfully managed to do this with CentOS 7 or SL7
I'm a newbie to Linux but have had a drastic crash course trying to get this software to work.
I am a cisco network engineer and want to use a Linux box connected to some network devices.

I have followed various post on the internet but they all seem outdated. People have been using the yum method or apt-get which seems very straight forward.

I have used the wget method, extracted, changed directory, configured and installed but the files donít seem to install like previous versions from the posts Iíve read.

When i download this software the ser2net.conf file does not automatically install in /etc/ser2net.conf

I have to cp the file to /etc/ser2net.conf and then edit the file as required

I also cannot restart the service using

ser2net
or
systemctl enable
system restart

Any tips or advice would be well appreciated.
Though all this pain the one good thing is I am defiantly learning!
 
Old 09-14-2015, 08:36 AM   #2
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ser2net does not appear to be in the CentOS 7 epel repository like previous versions. Package managers make it straight forward because everything is already configured and ready to go for your distribution but installing from source is not.

Did you actually compile the program i.e
./configure
make
make install (as root)

I believe it is installed to /usr/local/sbin by default so you can manually run it by:
/usr/local/sbin/ser2net -c /etc/ser2net.conf -n

You can add a start up script if desired or just add the above command to your rc.local file.

Last edited by michaelk; 09-14-2015 at 06:06 PM.
 
Old 09-14-2015, 05:46 PM   #3
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Thanks i will give that a go tomorrow
 
Old 09-14-2015, 06:54 PM   #4
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Also, ser2net seems to be in the fedora 22 repo, if you want to give that rpm a try.
 
Old 09-17-2015, 04:18 PM   #5
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@michaelk
tried the /usr/local/sbin/ser2net -c /etc/ser2net.conf -n
but no joy
i ran the command systemctl list-unit-files --type=service
to see if the service was running but it wasnt listed. shouldnt it be listed when you run this command?

Does fedora really have ser2net in the repo how can i check this or confirm it. Anyone have the link to confirm that?
 
Old 09-17-2015, 05:06 PM   #6
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You can find the rpm for ser2net fedora 22 in any of the mirror repo sites. Here's one for example, you'll have to search the page, there are lots of 's' packages.

http://mirror.utexas.edu/fedora/linu...os/Packages/s/
 
Old 09-17-2015, 05:13 PM   #7
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Nope, if you built ser2net from source it will not be listed. It would help to know what the errors were encountered instead of just no joy... ser2net might be in /usr/sbin. You might need to look at the make scripts or just search the filesystem.

Looks like it. I do not recommend installing a fedora RPM in CentOS. You could install Fedora.
http://rpm.pbone.net/index.php3?stat...search=ser2net
 
Old 09-17-2015, 06:39 PM   #8
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I've moved to fedora to see if live is easier. if i face the same problems then i will move back to SL. but i have spent two weeks trying to figure it out in SL and faced a brick wall. I'll keep you guys posted. thanks for your help. totally agree no joy is bad communication. i will try to more descriptive in my following posts.
 
  


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