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answered Installing an old Linux distro on a new piece of hardware
Oct
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comment how can ftp to a hostname fail even though DNS provides the valide ip addr and ftp to the addr succeeds?
A straight NS resolution i would expect to see: [Errno -2] Name or service not known. Im slightly stumped. Is the hostname in internal DNS only?
Oct
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comment how can ftp to a hostname fail even though DNS provides the valide ip addr and ftp to the addr succeeds?
Looking into the ftplib, it uses socket.create_connection to connect to the server. Can you try opening the interactive Python interpreter and type this: import socket; s = socket.create_connection(('HOSTNAME_OF_FTP_SERVER', 21)). Does that fail?
Oct
12
comment how can ftp to a hostname fail even though DNS provides the valide ip addr and ftp to the addr succeeds?
any chance we can see the code that either resolves the hostname or calls to the ftplib?
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Oct
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comment how can ftp to a hostname fail even though DNS provides the valide ip addr and ftp to the addr succeeds?
How is the resolution done in myftp.py? Does it depend on the ftplib from the standard python distribution?
Oct
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comment how can ftp to a hostname fail even though DNS provides the valide ip addr and ftp to the addr succeeds?
Can that hostname be resolved via all the name servers in resolv.conf? (i'm assuming you're using Linux based on your prompt and pathing) Is the machine dual homed?
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Jun
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Jun
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comment Installing an old Linux distro on a new piece of hardware
SLED-10-SP2-x86. The installation of these systems in an automated process, trying to change the process to include a VM (if we had the memory) or install a different base OS; while doable- can't be done in the time allowed. To get through process development, testing, UAT, staging and deployment takes much longer than the time we have. The old laptop had this same issue and the fix by my predecessor was building the NIC and drive modules by hand. We need to simply update those modules for this new laptop.
Jun
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comment Installing an old Linux distro on a new piece of hardware
VM is not an option. I need to find the ATA_PIIX v2.13 driver.
Jun
10
comment Installing an old Linux distro on a new piece of hardware
@let_me_be - there is more to the platform that just the application ;)
Jun
10
comment Installing an old Linux distro on a new piece of hardware
We don't have enough memory. These machines were not spec'd to run VMs
Jun
10
comment Installing an old Linux distro on a new piece of hardware
That is what this application platform is built on. The old laptop model is no longer available and this new one is it replacement. Re-engineering the platform on a new OS is not an option with the time allowed for this project.
Jun
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comment Installing an old Linux distro on a new piece of hardware
@let_me_be unix.stackexchange.com/questions/14710/…
Jun
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comment Installing an old Linux distro on a new piece of hardware
I'd thought about that; it might be but with the time constraints on delivery, it might be to complicated to re-engineer the automated build process to include setting up a VM. Also, the app that has to run is a GUI app. I know nothing about the GUI performance of VMs?
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Jun
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comment On Ubuntu: I deleted /usr/bin/python2.7 - please help
If you have the full GNU tool chain, you can compile python from source, and just copy the bin into the directory. Compile it on another machine if you have to; python is an easy build.