vncserver script misbehaving

Sudhindra Herle sherle "at"
Thu, 29 Oct 1998 15:48:14 +0000

I have S.u.S.E Linux 5.2 and it seems the perl installation is slightly
incomplete. The linux kernel headerfiles do not have "Perlised" equivalents.

I had to do "h2ph" on some of the kernel headerfiles and the problem went

Another thing to try is to edit the vncserver script and get rid of the
offending lines. If you look at the script, it is trying to be "portable".
Since, you are running it on linux, assume a "BSDish" system and delete the
other parts.

-Sudhi Herle.

-----Original Message-----
From: owner-vnc-list "at" [mailto:owner-vnc-list "at"]On
Behalf Of Ivan Popov
Sent: October 29, 1998 1:21 AM
To: Georg Hager
Cc: vnc-list "at"
Subject: Re: vncserver script misbehaving

On Wed, 28 Oct 1998, Georg Hager wrote:

> Hi all!
> I hope this is not a FAQ, but I haven't found anything in the archives.
> I'm using Debian Linux 1.3.1 (libc5). When starting the vncserver script
> (newest version just downloaded from orl) then nothing happens apart from
> perl obviously eating up more and more memory until it dies with an out of
> memory error (I have 64MB plus 64MB swap). I'm not familiar with perl, but
> it seems that it's the "eval 'require "sys/"';' statement that
> gives the trouble. Am I using a version of perl that is too old? 

I'm pretty sure you have a perl problem.

I'd go for upgrade to Debian 2.0 - libc6.
You will have to do it some day anyway.

Ivan Popov <pin "at">
Systemman, Driftavdelningen, Matematiska institutionen, Chalmers TH

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