From: Richard Cavell <richardcavell@ma...> - 2004-08-12 05:12:49
Could someone please send me a quote for how much they would charge me
to help me install slashcode over the phone. I wish to use Debian linux
on a Pentium 4 machine, running through ADSL. All the documentation I
have simply doesn't work.
Your task is to get me to a point where you can type in my IP address
into your browser and get a slashdot-esque web page from my machine in
I am in Melbourne, Australia. Bear in mind that this website is not
supposed to be a moneymaking venture when you quote me.
From: Richard Cavell <richardcavell@ma...> - 2004-08-12 06:28:31
On 12/8/04 3:32 PM, Ira Harkness wrote:
> Good luck getting it installed. One thing that might help people is how
> far you have gotten already. Such as do you have Apache installed and
> any needed modules.
1. When installing by apt-get install slash:
The installation completes apparently successfully. Visiting
http://localhost returns a directory tree, not a website. Everything
appears to be running, however.
2. When installing by using installslash.org:
Debian apt-get only sees mysql-client, not mysql-server nor mysql-devel.
Then when I get down to configuring mysql, safe_mysqld does not exist
and neither does the mysql instruction, anywhere on my machine.
3. When trying to install from source, I get bogged down in dependencies.
4. The Slash instructions simply presuppose too much knowledge that I
don't have. I'm sure that I'm not following them correctly.
> One thing that would be possible is to pay someone
> to install slashcode by you giving them root on your box. That would
> require you to trust them to do it properly and not install any
> backdoors and such.
That's a good idea, and I'd be happy to let someone do it. There will
never be anything on this machine that a malicious person could get the
> I'd love to help you but my Debian knowledge is pretty close to nothing
> as I've used RH and Gentoo the most.
Is Red Hat preferred? I just have problems with my video card
compatibility with them, that's all.
> Were you looking at paying someone
> by the hour or as a completed job? Remember that a phone call to
> Australia is going to cost anyone in the US or any other country quite a
> bit of money.
I'll pay iff my box serves a website to an external http request. I'm
happy to pay the phone bill.
Richard Cavell said:
> 4. The Slash instructions simply presuppose too much knowledge that I
> don't have.
You need to know how to run a database, web server, develop in perl, and
so on. If you can't do these things then slashcode is probably not the
right tool for you.
Frankly if you are having a lot of trouble installing slashcode then you
should perhaps go with one of the many PHP clones which are not as
expandable - but easier to use.