[xfbb] 7.04o on Ubuntu 7.10
vk2tv at exemail.com.au
Sun Dec 30 20:45:04 CET 2007
David, and all,
I've found two things that cause problems with fbb on newer installations.
1. (K)Ubuntu has decided to use the dash shell instead of bash because
it apparently reads scripts more quickly. However, old scripts that ran
fine under bash are failing under dash, and it's not only fbb. Google on
the error message.
There are two options to fix this. You can change the first line in the
script from /bin/sh to bin/bash so it uses bash instead of the default
shell. The other is to change the default shell to bash for the entire
system. Google for default shell ubuntu.
2. Newer kernels now check for stack overflow and some old code is shown
to be broken. I figured that since fbb has been "broken" for a long time
that disabling stack checking wouldn't hurt. In
/usr/local/src/fbbsrc.704o/src/Makefile, and near the top of the file,
you'll see a line that starts CFLAGS. At the end of that line add
Those two "fixes" have got me out of strife here with Kubuntu. I should
say that the second problem only started when I compiled a more recent
kernel - somewhere around 2.6.18, from memory. I've compiled so many
kernels over the last 12 weeks that I just can't remember Suddenly fbb
failed to start.
David Humble wrote:
>Well, xfbb seemed to compile fine but when trying to start, I get
>the following error:
>'/usr/local/sbin/fbb: 243: Syntax error: Bad substitution'
>Any pointers please?
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