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[leafnode-list] Re: Error installing leafnode
* Benjamin Esham on Friday, July 09, 2010 at 22:59:03 -0400
> [cross-posted to fink and leafnode lists]
> With a little bit of ingenuity (a.k.a. "blind luck") I managed to get
> Leafnode working with Fink on Mac OS X 10.6. I don't have the expertise to
> become the official maintainer of the Leafnode package for Fink, but perhaps
> my notes can help someone else to create a package.
> The current Leafnode package was developed for OS X 10.4, when xinetd was
> being used. The package built without error, but when Fink tried to install
> it I got the message
> ln: creating symbolic link `/etc/xinetd.d/leafnode': No such file or directory
> To counter this, I just created the directory (i.e. "sudo mkdir
> /etc/xinetd.d"). Fink then installed the package without complaining.
> Instead of using xinetd, we need to use launchd; using the instructions at
> , I came up with this /Library/LaunchDaemons/de.netzallee.leafnode.plist:
> <?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
> <!DOCTYPE plist PUBLIC "-//Apple Computer//DTD PLIST 1.0//EN"
> <plist version="1.0">
> Now enable it using
> sudo launchctl load /Library/LaunchDaemons/de.netzallee.leafnode.plist
I also did
sudo launchctl start de.netzallee.leafnode
(one can basically use any domain name)
> and set up Leafnode itself as usual. This includes adding cron jobs to
> fetch new articles and prune old ones. I had issues running Leafnode with
> the OS X firewall enabled; turning it off did the trick. Finally, I had
> issues connecting to the server using slrn; changing NNTPSERVER from
> 'localhost' to '127.0.0.1' made it work. Apparently this is a problem with
> slrn's support of IPv6 .
The latter is not a problem with leafnode 2 - as long you don't
use versions later than leafnode-2.0.0.alpha20081229a (some
problem with lua support even when turned off).
> I hope these instructions are helpful to someone else as well!
>  http://www.kutilek.de/technik/news-macosx.en.php
>  http://trac.macports.org/ticket/18648#comment:7
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