[Fwd: Re: Problems with AllegroCL & SETI]
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If this gets through, I guess it means that In encountered a transient problem that has been fixed. If it doesn't ... well, then no one will see this.
I waited to reply in the hope that someone else, someone who could be more directly helpful, would post an answer. My comments below may help a little, at least. Sandra McGrew wrote:
I'm trying to clear up at least two things...1st. What directory is AllegroCL located in???
This sort of thing is often distro-dependent. Since yours is (apparently, from #2) a Debian system, one way to check is by checking against the package database. If AllegroCL is the actual file name, then dpkg -S AllegroCL Should work. I don't have it (AllegroCL) here on my system, so I can't check for you, but so you see how the command works, here's a different example: autovcr@firefly:~$ dpkg -S MainPause.png xine-ui: /usr/share/xine/skins/xinetic/MainPause.png Another is to use "find", as in (do this as root if you can): find / -name *AllegroCL* (you can omit the wildcard *s if you know that AllegroCL is the EXACT name). Another is to use the locate database, if your system runs it: autovcr@firefly:~$ locate MainPause.png /usr/share/xine/skins/xinetic/MainPause.png
2nd. Everytime this Debian computer loads or unloads a package it tries to contact an alien server at berkley.edu... at some IP... it never can contact it... I've successfully pinged this server at the IP it's trying ftp to... I think that this computer does not have the correct permissions to gain access to the ftp server at berkley.edu... if I get an account there, how do I changed the string that this computer is sending to the berkley.edu server to authenticate with??? where is it located???
What do you mean by "loads or unloads"? Do you mean installs or removes (or updates) a Debian package? If so, I can't think of why the system would try to "contact an alien server" ... unless it is the one the system is set to use as a package repository. To see if that's it, check the contents of /etc/apt/sources.list (assuming your system uses apt for installs and removes). If that is it, then the berkeley.edu server ought to be able to do anonymous ftp. The Debian mirrors list at http://www.debian.org/mirror/list does list "linux.csua.berkeley.edu" as a mirror for both ftp and http access, so that might be what you are using. If so, my desktop browers is having no trouble connecting to it via anonymous ftp (checking directories, even downloading a package by hand), so you might try a follow-up that says a bit more about why you think you are having an authentication problem. If that's not it, you really do need to tell us a bit more. After all, how can you really expect any advice about how to get ftp access to some unnamed computer in the berkeley.edu domain from us, or from anyone? Instead, please try telling us: the name &/or IP address of the host in question how you are trying to access it (e.g., it is one of the sources used by apt in apt-get update, apt-get ungrade, and apt-get install commands) what actual message you are getting that indicates a problem, and *specifically* what the message responds to (the actual apt-get, or aptitude or whatever, command you issue) And for your system: the output of "uname -a" the contents of /etc/apt/sources.list (if you know) what version of Debian it runs (e.g., Sid, Etch, Sarge, Woody) Please don't paraphrase or summarize any of this ... quote the actual commands and the actual responses (masking ONLY true secrets like passwords).
I would apppreciate any help that you can give me...Most sincerley, Dan (nurse1@longviewcomm[removethis].net)
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