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Old 10-05-2008, 09:32 PM   #1
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problem with squid tarball install


I had installed squid 2.6 stable with fedora8.
Later I unistalled it using the command
rpm -e squidVerName
Then I installed squid 3.0 from a tarball
All is well, however I can't add squid to chkconfig using the command chkconfig --add squid
it gives the error
error reading information on service dovecot: No such file or directory

Also can someone help me how to add the tarball installations to my rpm list i.e I should be able to see all my programs that I installed as tar ball when I do a rpm -qa

thanks in advance
nishith
 
Old 10-06-2008, 01:38 PM   #2
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I can't add squid to chkconfig using the command chkconfig --add squid it gives the error
error reading information on service dovecot: No such file or directory
Maybe the tarball didn't come with a SysV initscript so you copied the Dovecot one? Maybe you wrecked your /etc/xinetd.d/ scripts? Else I wouldn't know... More details welcome.


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Also can someone help me how to add the tarball installations to my rpm list i.e I should be able to see all my programs that I installed as tar ball when I do a rpm -qa
If you deliberately bypass your package management tools you made the informed choice to do things your own way. It's not impossible to do (just make a spec listing the installed contents, build an RPM, and add it with the "--justdb" switch) but it just does not make sense because you can't upgrade it easily and it won't uninstall cleanly: basically you're only fooling yourself.
 
Old 10-09-2008, 12:23 AM   #3
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Maybe the tarball didn't come with a SysV initscript so you copied the Dovecot one?
thanks for the hint !
I think the tarball has the sysV initscript becoz it installed alright in one of the machines and chkconfig is working fine on this machine.
So I will just copy the initscript from it to the others and try if chkconfig works ?!?!

thanks
nishith
 
Old 10-10-2008, 01:28 AM   #4
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yeah it worked like a charm!!!

.. so I guess the problem is in unistalling an older version of squid and then installing it from the tarball.

thanks
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