I have had two problems so far with the new slackware. First let me say, I
really love the new look! color144 is lovely. And things seemed to install
fairly well (after I fixed the first problem). But I am still stuck with
the second, and wanted to mention both of them, as I hate to see anything
mar a really nice package! :)
I ftp'd everything directly from ftp.cdrom.com, after 28 February, so I
assume everything is current (that's the date on the ChangeLog).....
PROBLEM NUMBER ONE: the install utilities seem to be confused as to where my
target hard disk is being installed. I attempted to install onto my
/dev/hdb1. My install-from directories were also on /dev/hdb1, which is an
ext2 type filesystem. I told the install process *NOT* to make a new
filesystem. I had placed my install-from directories under a directory off
the root which has an unusual name (and hence was unlikely to get wiped out
by the install).
The problem: /dev/hdb1 was mounted under directory /var/adm/mount, but the
install process kept wanting to install to /mnt/*. I went into the
scripts and changed all occurrences of /mnt to /var/adm/mount, and the
installation went fine. But the problem's out there.
PROBLEM NUMBER TWO: I use rtin to read my news, via NNTP. It worked just
fine on slackware 1.1.1. I set up the same user, with all the same config
files, on slackware 1.1.2. As far as I can tell, the rtin is the same
release (though it seems to be a different compile, reasonably enough).
I can't read my newsgroups. rtin reads the active news groups file from the
NNTP server, then tells me that my newsgroups aren't in
/usr/local/lib/news/active, which is a file *CNEWS* uses to keep a list of
the newsgroups it is receiving LOCALLY.
Anyway, NNTP access shouldn't involve that file, as far as I know. I have
to assume that something has been changed in the configuration, since I
never had to fiddle with the file before.
Thanks in advance for any assistance. Please direct replies to c.o.l.h, as
my mail address in the header is wrong.