Problem using magic

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MattCook
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Problem using magic

Post by MattCook » Thu Apr 10, 2008 9:22 am

This is my first post, well done to everyone involved with Gentoox it's a very neat distro.

I am using Home v6.1 and have never been able to run magic.

I am logged in as root and whenever I try to run any magic command I eventually get the following error ...

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Downloading magic [server test] failed, please try again later.
I thought it may be a firewall/port-blocking issue but I have shut down my router/modem firewall.
I can connect to the internet and can even see the server (folders and files) in firefox at => http://shallax.com:2000/

I don't know what to do next. I'd like to keep my gentoox up-to-date and emerge other packages. Any help will be most appreciated.

Regards ... Matt

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clpalmer
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Re: Problem using magic

Post by clpalmer » Thu Apr 10, 2008 2:13 pm

Troll through the magic script and find the line that's failing and attempt to execute it directly. If it fails (maybe it's not just connecting to the server, but grabbing a particular file or something) then you can narrow it down a bit.

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Re: Problem using magic

Post by MattCook » Fri Apr 11, 2008 1:00 am

Thanks for the prompt reply. Sorry to sound so thick, but where can I find the magic script? ... and how will I know which line is failing? (Is it a matter of commenting stuff out until it works?)

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Re: Problem using magic

Post by clpalmer » Sun Apr 13, 2008 12:06 am

"which magic"

The which command will show you what file would be executed if you typed that command. To be honest, I don't run gentoox any more, as the XBox's didn't meet my needs for a server any more and are just front ends now, or I'd look it up for you.

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