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

Kevin Kamel kamelkev at kciLink.com
Wed Dec 15 15:58:07 EST 2004

Hi again,

 	Well I think I resolved my issue by not using the FreeBSD port. 
I compiled from source, used the same exact config file, and the process 
runs fine. Go figure?

 	Thanks anyway for the help.


On Fri, 10 Dec 2004, Kevin Hatim Kamel 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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