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[REBOL] Problems with View/Pro and Command

From: cribbsj:oakwood at: 12-Sep-2001 12:21

I have run into a couple of problems, one with View/Pro and one with Command. I have submitted the problems to feedback.r days ago, but have not heard a word from RT. I was wondering if anyone on the list had encountered similar problems. Problem #1: I wrote a script that ftp's some files from one of my company's Linux servers, through our firewall, and to a ftp server on the net. It works great when I run it from a telnet session on the Linux box, but when I schedule it through cron, it fails saying it cannot connect to the X display server. Even though I have no gui (view or vid) commands in my script, it seems that because I am running it using View/Pro, it is trying to connect to the display server even though I don't need it to. The reason am using View/Pro instead of just Core is that I needed shell access to first encrypt the file using PGP. Problem #2: This problem actually stems from the first. Since I think the first problem has to do with that I am using View/Pro, I convinced my boss to cough up $350 to purchase Command. That way, I could have shell access to run PGP without having to worry about the interpreter trying to connect to a display server when I run it from cron. Great idea, right? Well, the script that I wrote works great on View/Pro, but it bombs out under Command. I get an error saying that there is some kind of TCP socket listen error when I try to FTP. I am running this on a Redhat 6.1 box and I am wondering if there is some kind of problem with Command running on this version of OS. So, to make a long rant short, I am approaching a deadline with putting this script into production. I am close to rewriting the whole thing in Perl, which is not going to make me happy. What also makes me mad is that I have spent over $400 recently buying View/Pro and Command, yet I can't get ANY technical support from RT. I really like the language, but I am thinking that I made a mistake when I decided to start using it for work related things. Jamey.