[REBOL] Re: Problems with View/Pro and Command
From: holger:rebol at: 12-Sep-2001 10:02
On Wed, Sep 12, 2001 at 12:21:07PM -0400, CRIBBSJ wrote:
> 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.
Try adding something like
setenv DISPLAY localhost:0
depending on which shell you use and where your X server is, to the
script run by cron.
Connecting to the X server is done automatically to ensure that
system/view/screen-face/size is set correctly. That's why you see
View/Pro is not really intended for use with non-interactive scripts.
That's what Command is for.
> 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.
No. Sounds like your user.r is wrong. You are probably using different
settings (for proxy or ftp-passive) for Command than you are using for
View/Pro. If you installed Command and View in different places then
your user.r might just be in the wrong directory.
> 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.
Asking on the mailing list is usually the easiest way. We do respond
through feedback as well, and sometimes more quickly, but have fallen
a little behind there recently, partly due to vacations. Sorry for that.