[Newbies] separating app from platform-specific parts of image?

John Chandler morph at growler.net
Tue Jul 15 14:24:45 UTC 2008

I now need to see why the RFB package appears not to be working on  

I loaded the package on my laptop, started the server, and verified  
that I could connect to it with Chicken of the VNC.  I did not stop  
the server, I saved the changes with a slightly altered name, and  
scp'd the image and changes files that had that altered name over to  
the Debian machine.

I started squeak with the command,

     nohup squeak -headless ~/squeaks/*image &

(in the directory, "squeaks," there are two files, the image and the  

This process appears to be running.  "ps -ef" shows:

     squeakvm -headless [~]/squeaks/Squeak3.9-final-7067_RFB.image  

When I use Chicken to try to start a session, changing only the  
hostname (which is a raw IP address), I get a "connection refused"  

I have been told by this ISP that they are not blocking port 5900,  
and the nohup.out file is still zero length.  Is there something that  
netstat would reveal about whether the RFB app came up properly and  
is actually listening on 5900?  Any other clues?


On Jul 14, 2008, at 3:20 AM, K. K. Subramaniam wrote:

> On Saturday 12 Jul 2008 2:06:50 pm John Chandler wrote:
>> OK, but if my image is for Mac OS X PPC, and the target machine is
>> Debian x86, will the image I copy to it even start up?
> Image files can be opened on any platform.
> Make sure that you get the *virtual machine* for the Debian x86.  
> Install
> squeakvm package to get the VM binaries.
> Subbu
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