[Box-Admins] Re: [squeak-dev] source.squeak.org inaccessible

Bert Freudenberg bert at freudenbergs.de
Tue Mar 29 23:26:42 UTC 2011

Ah right.

I now changed the service script to run squeaksource headless or not depending on a running vncserver. That should ensure it comes up on its own after the next reboot. 

- Bert -

On 30.03.2011, at 00:05, Ken Causey wrote:

> You simply login as the appropriate user for the service, squeaksource
> for example, and run vncserver.  The setup for vnc is in ~/.vnc/, most
> importantly ~/.vnc/xstartup.  As a prerequisite you must shut down any
> existing instance of the squeak process and if it is running under
> daemontools shut it down using daemontools so it doesn't start it back
> up automatically.  This of course assumes that .vnc/xstartup starts the
> Squeak process for you which is what we have tended to do generally. 
> But I seem to remember that you fiddled with this before regarding the
> issue below and it doesn't quite work that way for squeaksource.
> Unless I'm remembering incorrectly we have never been able to work out a
> setup for daemontools that will work with VNC because of the assumption
> daemontools makes that there is a single parent process that is
> responsible for any subprocesses.
> Hence vnc support has to be handled manually.
> Ken
>> -------- Original Message --------
>> Subject: Re: [Box-Admins] Re: [squeak-dev] source.squeak.org
>> inaccessible
>> From: Bert Freudenberg <bert at freudenbergs.de>
>> Date: Tue, March 29, 2011 4:52 pm
>> To: Ken Causey <ken at kencausey.com>
>> Cc: Squeak Hosting Support <box-admins at lists.squeakfoundation.org>
>> Ken, do you remember how vncserver was supposed to get started? Did we drop an init script maybe?
>> - Bert -
>> On 22.03.2011, at 19:31, Ken Causey wrote:
>>> Thanks.  I guess this was an unannounced/unintentional reboot then? 
>>> Perhaps I should have restarted the server when we passed 6 months
>>> uptime again, oh well.  Hopefully we will have moved on by the time 6
>>> months have passed again.
>>> Ken
>>>> -------- Original Message --------
>>>> Subject: [Box-Admins] Re: [squeak-dev] source.squeak.org inaccessible
>>>> From: Bert Freudenberg <bert at freudenbergs.de>
>>>> Date: Mon, March 21, 2011 5:07 pm
>>>> To: Squeak Hosting Support <box-admins at lists.squeakfoundation.org>
>>>> Cc: "Randal L. Schwartz" <merlyn at stonehenge.com>
>>>> On 21.03.2011, at 23:03, Randal L. Schwartz wrote:
>>>>>>>>>> "Bert" == Bert Freudenberg <bert at freudenbergs.de> writes:
>>>>> Bert> Looks like the server rebooted a few hours ago and not everything
>>>>> Bert> came back up.
>>>>> And just because I have root there doesn't mean I understand everything
>>>>> yet. Sorry folks. :(
>>>>> Paging Ken to the White Courtesy Phone...
>>>> It's working now.
>>>> Somehow vncserver was not started. And I forgot how it was supposed to get run, so I made squeaksource run headlessly for now.
>>>> - Bert -

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