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Messages - Eric Erickson

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Setup & Installation / Re: How to update Cups between ArcaOS version?
« on: October 08, 2020, 03:13:09 am »
I noticed that with ArcaOs V5.0.5 and V5.0.6 came with some updated CUPS drivers for Brother Printers. How can I get the version of CUPS from a V5.0.6 installed onto a V5.0.3 system? I tried ANPN and I did not find any cups packages with updates available for install.

Do you have a v5.0.5 or v5.0.6 ISO? If so they may be in x:\CID\SERVER
RPM\LOCALREP. Might be as easy as going to Manage Repositories in ANPM and enabling the arca_inst repository with your ISO mounted, or you may need to add it.

Well I tried enabling the arca_inst repository in the list and during the refresh I get an error


YUM returned an error:

failure: repodata/fileslist.xml.gz from arca_inst: [Errno 256] No more mirrors to try.

The data under manage repository for the arca_inst is:

[arca_inst]
name = ArcaOS Install CD/DVD
baseurl = file:///drives/arcainst/CID/SERVER/RPM/LOCALREP
enabled=1


I have the ISO mounted as Drive I: in my Virtual Box.


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Setup & Installation / How to update Cups between ArcaOS version?
« on: October 07, 2020, 12:08:44 am »
I noticed that with ArcaOs V5.0.5 and V5.0.6 came with some updated CUPS drivers for Brother Printers. How can I get the version of CUPS from a V5.0.6 installed onto a V5.0.3 system? I tried ANPN and I did not find any cups packages with updates available for install.

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Networking / Re: ArcaMapper - Parameter Incorrect
« on: October 06, 2020, 11:59:48 pm »
That sounds like there are two DLLs with identical name but completely different functionality.

Well IO wondered that too, but once i uninstall the Vac++ and reboot, its still broken.

VAC 3.x has the unfortunate misbehaviour to install completely outdated SOM DLLs. And its installer prepends the LIBPATH statement with the path to these outdated DLLs. Therefore, DIRECTLY AFTER installation of VAC 3.x and BEFORE rebooting, you will need to modify config.sys to put this prepended path to the very end of LIBPATH. Likewise, after deinstallation, check that all files are gone and that LIBPATH (and also PATH, HELP, DPATH etc.) are correct (no longer containing paths of the VAC 3.x installation).
SOM is used all across the board, most notably, the complete WPS builds upon SOM.

I've been aware of that for many years and always do a Config.sys Edit before I reboot and let the Workframe/2 Phase II install run.

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Networking / Re: ArcaMapper - Parameter Incorrect
« on: September 30, 2020, 03:10:11 am »
That sounds like there are two DLLs with identical name but completely different functionality.

Well IO wondered that too, but once i uninstall the Vac++ and reboot, its still broken.

One of the things I'm trying to find, but have not been able to track down, is what is the syntax to use Samba to map a drive under ArcaOs. That way I can get the AcraMapper out of the equation and determine if samba is really broken or not. I can find lots of examples on the web, but they are all oriented towards linux boxes which don't use a Drive Letter based mount system.




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Networking / Re: ArcaMapper - Parameter Incorrect
« on: September 29, 2020, 10:45:35 pm »
I believe there were some changes to authentication in the newer plugin (defaults). You may need to set ArcaMapper to use a lower security level, or, figure out how to set the device to use a higher level. open ArcaMapper, and go to Global Settings, page 2 (expand the window width, and a HELP button should appear).Under Client Min Protocol, try different settings, but put it back, if that doesn't help.

Well I figured out what has broken Samba. It turns out to be Visual Age C++ V3.0. As soon as I install the compiler and libraries, Samba stops working to add new mounts. Now surprisingly any mounts that are already in existence before I do the install are retained across boots, its just that I can not perform any new mounts.


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Networking / Re: How to reinstall Samba Client?
« on: September 29, 2020, 10:42:21 pm »
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Probably by using [DVD]:\CID\SERVER\SAMBA\SAMBA.WPI

That is the SAMBA SERVER. ArcaMapper is in \CID\SERVER\ARCAPKG\ARCAMAP.WPI. The client is in \CID\SERVER\ARCAPKG\NDFS.ZIP and \CID\SERVER\ARCAPKG\NDPSMB.ZIP. There may actually be something else.

Since you uninstalled ArcaMapper, you should just need to re-install it. The rest would be more complicated to un/install.
What I actually uninstalled was Samba via ANPM, I was then (unpleasantly) surprised that it then disappeared from the list of available packages. Let me give those a try and see if I can get it back.

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Networking / Re: ArcaMapper - Parameter Incorrect
« on: September 28, 2020, 09:09:22 pm »
Ok,

I've figured out that something I've installed is the issue. Going to try the re-install and see if that works, otherwise I'll simply re-build the system, one application at a time and see if I can identify the culprit.

Cheers,

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Networking / How to reinstall Samba Client?
« on: September 28, 2020, 09:08:10 pm »
On a previous post I listed an issue with using ArcaMapper and Samba on a V5.0.5 system. I've tracked down the issue to it being something else I've installed, that seems to have broken it. So as a first attempt, I'm going to try and re-install of Samba. Well I did an uninstall of the V4.11 Samba client via ANPN, but now I don't have any samba versions available for re-install.

So how can I re-install the original version of samba that came off my ArcaOs V5.0.5 DVD?

TIA.

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Setup & Installation / Re: OS2AHCI not defaulting on VirtualBox installation
« on: September 26, 2020, 05:35:10 pm »
Martin,

Its not that it can not find the installer message. I get the 'OS/2 Can not operate your Hard Drive" message. Its more an annoyance that if you install on physical hardware with AHCI (SATA) only drives, the default installer options add the OS2AHCI Driver to the initial boot menu. If install in a virtualbox with only AHCI Controllers for your attached devices, the default does not include OS2AHCI and you have to manually add it in. I just find that an annoyance and inconsistent actions between the two installation environments.

I think I will open a ticket, just to see what the 'official' line is.

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Networking / ArcaMapper - Parameter Incorrect
« on: September 25, 2020, 09:41:39 pm »
Using ArcaMapper

I'm attempting to mount some shares on my WD MyCloud. When I attempt to do the mount via ArcaMapper, I get a 'parameter incorrect' popup and the explanation shows.

"Mount Janna@\\192.168.0.155\ElvishSoftware to S:\"
The Parameter is incorrect.

I get the S: Drive in the connections list, but Dir on it results in a SYS0002 Error (Can not find the file).

ArcaMapper is 2.6.20200530 on an ArcaOS v5.0.5 in a Virtual Box Session.

This all works find on an eCS V2.2 using EVFSGUI.

Any ideas on whats going on here?

Some more details. This all works find on an ArcaOS V5.0.3 system

Samba Details (from About) on V5.0.3

Samba Client Versions:
File system    NDFS32 Version 3.028
Plugin file    D:\PROGRAMS\NDFS\NDPLUGS\NDPSMB.DLL
Plugin Vendor    netlabs
Plugin Revision    3.03.0
Plugin Date/Time    24 Sep 2017 16:18:51
Plugin Build Machine    ARCAOS-D0C2
Plugin Language Code    en
Plugin File Version    3.3
Plugin Description    NDPSMB - SMBFS NetDrive External Plugin Build 20170924
Commandline utilities    Version 3.3.16-eCS 1.1.4-804
options.!appname_long    Version 2.6.20180622

Details from V5.0.5 ArcaMapper About

Samba Client Versions:
File system    NDFS32 Version 3.028
Plugin file    D:\PROGRAMS\NDFS\NDPLUGS\NDPSMB.DLL
Plugin Vendor    netlabs
Plugin Revision    3.07.0
Plugin Date/Time    24 Sep 2019 18:47:59
Plugin Build Machine    ARCAOS-D0C2
Plugin Language Code    en
Plugin File Version    3.7
Plugin Description    NDPSMB - SMBFS NetDrive External Plugin Build 20190924
Commandline utilities    Version 3.6.25-OS/2 v1.3.0-1011
options.!appname_long    Version 2.6.20200530




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Setup & Installation / OS2AHCI not defaulting on VirtualBox installation
« on: September 25, 2020, 08:13:04 pm »
It took me awhile to figure this out, but if I do an install (5.0.5) on physical hardware, the OS2AHCI Drivers are included in the default list of DASD Drivers (along with DANI's). But if I do the same thing in a VirtualBox install that has the no IDE, but only AHCI controllers, the default driver selection does not include OS2AHCI. I have to always go in and add the drivers to the boot process in order to prevent the dreaded 'OS/2 is unable to operate your hard disks' message.

Anyone else noticed this and is this significant enough that I should open a ticket on it?

Cheers,

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Setup & Installation / Re: Startup.Cmd not executing
« on: August 13, 2020, 07:46:12 pm »
Just to add,
startup.cmd has to be a plain batch file. You cannot run a REXX script or a batch file that invokes a REXX script.

Lars,

No it does not. I've been running my Startup.Cmd as a Rexx script since at least OS/2 V2.0, maybe even 1.3 but its been so long I can't remember.

As for the other suggestions, thats the path I'm going to try and go down. Use XWorkplace Startup or the General Startup Folder.

Cheers,

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Setup & Installation / Re: Startup.Cmd not executing
« on: August 07, 2020, 06:30:05 pm »


Also whats the best way to figure out which version of ArcaOs I have installed? I can't remember if this was a 5.0.3 or 5.0.4 base install?

Examine the \sys\install\install.flg file for installation version date and details.

Neil,

Thanks, that works. Looks like it time for a little Rexx Programming to create a ArcaVer command script.

Cheers,

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Setup & Installation / Re: Startup.Cmd not executing
« on: August 07, 2020, 06:28:28 pm »
I assume your startup.cmd file is in the root of your boot partition.  If it isn't put it there and then check if it starts when you reboot your computer.
Of course it is.  ;D This is not my first OS/2 System :) Whats strange is that this is the only system that functions this way.

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Setup & Installation / Re: Startup.Cmd not executing
« on: August 07, 2020, 06:26:57 pm »
I don't have a startup.cmd. Everything which has to start up is in the config.sys. Startup.cmd is just a command file and acts as every other program which has to be started manually or is started with run in the config.sys. I don't know what you have in the startup.cmd file, but see if it can migrate to the config.sys file.

I really don't what to do that. I use a standardized Startup.Cmd, which after basic housekeeping calls another routine on my network drives, which can not be accessed until after the system is fully booted and it attached to network devices. So I need to all be in the startup.cmd.

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