[Spread-users] spread and freebsd question...

Ryan Caudy rcaudy at gmail.com
Wed Dec 15 19:14:54 EST 2004

Kevin, I don't know why you didn't see any messages after the license
-- it doesn't match any bug report I'm familiar with.  The message you
did get means that your Spread daemon can't find itself in the
configuration file, without help.  It tries gethostname, and then uses
gethostbyname, to try to discover which daemon entry in the
configuration file corresponds to it.  If this fails, you have to tell
it manually on the command line, using the "-n" option.  Try doing
that in this case, and see if it works.


On Fri, 10 Dec 2004 16:36:54 -0500 (EST), Kevin Hatim Kamel
<kamelkev at umiacs.umd.edu> wrote:
> Hi,
>         I've also emailed the FreeBSD port maintainer of this module
> wondering if this is perhaps a port problem, but I'm still anxiously
> awaiting a reply.
> Anyway....
>         I'm trying to get spread working on a freebsd 5.3 box. We are
> looking at doing some distributed message passing and this seemed like a
> very good option for us, definitely a step above raw multicast.
>         I installed it as a binary package for freebsd 4.10 and 5.3, but
> for whatever reason, it behaves oddly. It never appears to read the
> config file I have created for this. Running the "spread" daemon just
> returns me to a prompt immediately after printing the license.
>         I've heard from a friend that after printing the license several
> status messages get printed indicating processing of the config file, but
> I don't see this. I solely see the license print out, and then I'm
> returned to my prompt.
>         I do actually get a pid file for spread under /var/run, but the
> process obviously isn't running. The log file is never populated with
> anything indicating any type of error.
>         I'm wondering if there is anything I need to do on my end to get
> this working? I read the Spread docs but I'm not seeing anything
> describing the issues I'm having with the daemon.
> when I started hacking around and removing lines from spread.c I was able
> to get it to print "[Fri 10 Dec 2004 15:19:39] Conf_init: My proc id
> ( is not in configuration", but this was a little cryptic to
> me, and maybe I caused that to happen with my edits.
> any help is appreciated, I'm lost.
> thanks in advance,
>         Kevin
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