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Antwort: Re: how to install gnatsweb???

From: stefan . kaes
Subject: Antwort: Re: how to install gnatsweb???
Date: Tue, 20 Mar 2001 10:03:10 +0100

Well, I had the same problem: the test failed

> [....] Can't call method "header" on an undefined value at line 2117, <SOCK> line 1.
> connect...........................................FAIL

I continued the installation nevertheless: I can query the database via
gnatsweb and look at pr's but editing pr's doesn't work.
I get change notification messages per email, but the pr's never change in
the database. I suspected unix access rights but they look OK.
Any ideas?

The main reason that I'm trying gnatsweb is its supposed ability to include
file attachments, although from the documentation I got the feeleing, that
attachments show up in text format in notifications etc.

Will gnats4 have native support for attachments (so that bug reports have
mime format)?#

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                    <address@hidden>               An:     Wes Barris 
                    Gesendet von:                     Kopie:  Mailing List 
                    address@hidden        Thema:  Re: how to install 
                    19.03.2001 19:08                                            


I've had this problem before.   I was missing a colon in one of the lines
in the 'Categories' file.

Look into your gnats-db.conf file and make sure that it is correct.
Then look into the configuration files and verify that they are correct
too. Try to restore those files to their defaults and
see if that solves your problem. It worked for me.


Wes Barris wrote:

> Hello,
> I need some help installing gnatsweb.  I am trying to do this on a
> new Redhat 7 (Linux) system.  I have tried installing gnats via rpm
> (the prefered method), cvs (as described on
>, and finally, building manually (using
> configure, make, etc.).  It seems that gnats itself is working.  I can
> use either send-pr or query-pr and all is well.
> I can't get gnatsweb-2.7beta to work with any of these installations.
> It can't be that hard.  Others use it, right?  The INSTALL file that
> comes with gnatsweb says:
> 1) install gnatsd -- Done.
> 2) configure host access -- Done.
> 3) gnats/web servers on same hose -- Skip.
> 4) line 1 of -- Done.
> 5) make test USERNAME=anon PASSWORD=pw DATABASE=db_alias
> What is the "db_alias"?  This is the first I have seen it mentioned.
> Here is what I tried:
> address@hidden make test USERNAME=wes PASSWORD=test DATABASE=gnats-adm
> perl
> Content-type: text/html
> <H1>Software error:</H1>
> <PRE>Can't call method &quot;header&quot; on an undefined value at line 2117, &lt;SOCK&gt; line 1.
> </PRE>
> <P>
> For help, please send mail to this site's webmaster, giving this error
> and the time and date of the error.
> [Mon Mar 19 10:13:54 2001] Can't call method "header" on an
undefined value at line 2117, <SOCK> line 1.
> connect...........................................FAIL
> make: *** [test] Error 255
> address@hidden
> Would someone please please please tell me what I am missing?  Others
> must get this error too.  I have followed all of the instructions
> as far as I can tell.  What do others do to get gnatsweb to work???
> When I try to access from the web, it prompts me for
> a username and password, but the database selection box is empty.
> I have attached a very small gif showing what it looks like.
> -----------------------------------------------------------------------
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> -----------------------------------------------------------------------
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>                    Name: gnatsweb.gif
>    gnatsweb.gif    Type: GIF Image (image/gif)
>                Encoding: base64

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