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[REBOL] Re: unix question

From: holger:rebol at: 13-Jun-2001 16:48

On Thu, Jun 14, 2001 at 01:22:15AM +0200, Fantam wrote:
> A question for the unix ppl out there: > > Do you need admin rights on a linux box to install and execute > rebol. I installed rebol succesfully, but it doesn't run. I suspect > it can't access the libraries (libc5 or libc6). Does this make > sense?
No :-). If REBOL had problems accessing the libraries then you would get an error from the Linux loader, i.e. REBOL would not even get to the point where it could display a boot error. You do not need admin rights to install REBOL.
> Here's what's happening: > > $ uname -a > unix sdf 3.2.2 3 3B2 > $ ./rebol > *** Boot Error 951:
This looks like either fork() failed (i.e. REBOL is unable to create a subprocess) or REBOL cannot open a socket in the "unix" ("local") domain. REBOL needs both operating system features for internal communication. AFAIK all Linux versions support local sockets, because they are needed for logging, i.e. the more likely problem is that fork() failed. If the Linux box is at an ISP then the sysadmin may have restricted your rights to spawn subprocesses to avoid denial of service attacks. In that case you need to talk to your sysadmin and have them ease those restrictions. -- Holger Kruse [holger--rebol--com]