I thought I'd try installing bender 1.1.3 today, seeing it available on
sourceforge. I'm at a stuck point where apache segfaults when I try to
access the site, so if anybody has any ideas or suggestions, I'd be happy
to try them. I'll spill out the relevant detail here as it occurs to me,
probably a little haphazardly. This could also be useful for
documentation writers, as this is my first exposure to bender (and I'm far
from a slash expert at this point, although I plan to become one. :)
I'm running RH 6.2, kernel 2.2.14, Apache 1.3.14, MySQL 3.23 (fresh
install), and the same apache configurations that worked for slash 1.0.9.
My slash 1.0.9 setup on this box worked just fine until I took it down
I reinstalled Bundle::Slash, which reported everything as fine. I
installed Template from the CPAN shell, which appeared not to be installed
as part of Bundle::Slash for some reason. I created a virtual user for
DBIx::Password as the instructions specified; it all appeared to go fine.
It seems that the PREFIX and INIT settings for the make command don't
reach everywhere they need to; I noticed that the slashd and
bin/install-slashsite scripts (at least) had /usr/local/slash as their
default directories even though I specified /home/slash for "make" and
"make install", so I corrected these by hand. There may be other
incorrect paths lurking, I haven't gone through every file in the system
(As part of upgrading to mysql 3.23, I had to rebuild mod_auth_mysql and
run ldconfig again. That stuff seems to be working fine, although it's
not directly related.)
I assume that slashd is meant to be running as it was before, although the
install docs don't explicitly mention it. There seem to be two: the
slashd in /INIT (/etc/rc.d/init.d/ for me), and the slashd in sbin/ (the
install doc mentions util/slashd, but there's no util directory), which
appear different; I tried both (the sbin/ version takes the virtual user
as an argument); both appear to quit shortly after launch.
Through a lot of trial and error (commenting out lines in the config), I
found that apache segfaults if the line
is uncommented in the site .conf file. If I comment it out, I can use a
different document root and the server works, but if it's uncommented,
apache segfaults as soon as the domain is hit.
I don't really know where to begin looking for additional clues. There's
nothing helpful in the error log. I think the most important piece of
information I had is that as I mentioned before, my machine and its setup
worked fine for slash 1.0.9, so that might narrow down the range of things
that could be wrong.
Any suggestions for what I might do, or where I might start, to look for
solutions or fix the problem?
Steve Linberg, Chief Goblin
Silicon Goblin Technologies
Be kind. Remember, everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle.