How To Run Vantage On Linux Clients

Mike,

Good to see somebody else out there is crazy enough to try this out!
Sounds like you are 99% of the way there. A couple of suggestions...

-Verify that all environmental variables are correctly set using the env
command. If you happened to use a single backslash somewhere instead of
two it would cause an error like that. Variables should show up as:

DLC=X:\PROGRESS
IDLC=X:\PROGRESS
PROMSGS=X:\PROGRESS\promsgs
IPROMSGS=X:\PROGRESS\promsgs
PROCFG=X:\PROGRESS\progress.cfg

and are set by:

export DLC=X:\\PROGRESS
export IDLC=X:\\PROGRESS
export PROMSGS=X:\\PROGRESS\\promsgs
export IPROMSGS=X:\\PROGRESS\\promsgs
export PROCFG=X:\\PROGRESS\\progress.cfg

Also be sure that your DLC variable specified here matches the one in
your Vantage.ini file.

- Try executing Vantage (command below) from within the /mnt/X/VANTAGE
folder...this may have something to do with the PATH environmental
variable.

# /opt/cxoffice/bin/wine /mnt/X/VANTAGE/Vantage.exe --
x:\\VANTAGE\Vantage.vtg

- Do you have anything special going on in your StartupProcedure in
Vantage.ini? You might want to switch it back to mainmenu.w if you do
(although we were running Podlin's timout utility at the time and it
gave us no problems).

Anybody else know where the Startup file thing is in the Vantage load
process...I assume it is not startup.pf as that would come before the
splash screen. If we can narrow down what it is trying to load up
perhaps I can be of more help.

AE

On Thu, 2002-08-08 at 12:53, Michael Steelman wrote: I tried running
Vantage on Linux and got to the point of seeing the splash
screen, but I got an error message saying Startup file not found.
Has anyone tried this, received this error and (fingers crossed)
resolved it?
I'm running Vantage 4 and RedHat 7.1
Thanks




Mike Steelman
Programming Manager
C. A. Spalding Co.
Tel: (215) 744-3300 ext 131
Fax: (215) 744-9222
msteelman@...



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Let me throw this out to the group now and fill in the details a bit later.
You can run the Vantage client on a Linux workstation...and it runs well!
The big trick is to use the CrossOver Office (www.codeweavers.com) program
to get Internet Explorer installed first. You could probably do this with
WINE alone, but CrossOver Office makes things a heck of a lot easier. It is
going to cost you $55 if you decide to keep it, but you can get a fully
functional evaluation version off the web site.

Once IE is installed, mount your Vantage drive using smbmount (we use the X
drive here):
# mkdir /mnt/X
# smbmount //YOURSERVER/epic50 /mnt/X -o username=administrator

Now add an entry for this newly created X drive to your CrossOver Office
config file (/opt/cxconfig/support/dotwine/config by default):
[Drive X]
"Type" = "network"
"Path" = "/mnt/X"
"Label" = "Vantage Server"
"Filesystem" = "win95"

Add an entry for your Vantage server to /etc/hosts:
192.168.0.250 YOURSERVER yourserver

and services entries to /etc/services:
epic50 2500/tcp

Set up your DLC, IDLC, PROMSGS, IPROMSGS, and PROCFG environmental
variables:

export DLC=X:\\PROGRESS
export IDLC=X:\\PROGRESS
export PROMSGS=X:\\PROGRESS\\promsgs
export IPROMSGS=X:\\PROGRESS\\promsgs
export PROCFG=X:\\PROGRESS\\progress.cfg

Now install the Progress client locally off the Vantage CD (Install Progress
button...enter key for Client Networking):
# /opt/cxoffice/bin/wine /mnt/cdrom/Setup.exe

Now run the VantageClientSetup.exe program (install as you like, but DO NOT
install the Progress Network Client):
# /opt/cxoffice/bin/wine /mnt/X/VANTAGE/VantageClientSetup.exe

Once done you should be able to enter the following command and be all set:
# /opt/cxoffice/bin/wine /mnt/X/VANTAGE/Vantage.exe --
x:\\VANTAGE\Vantage.vtg

Here are some screenshots:
http://mail.accelgrp.com/pics/snapshot1.jpg
http://mail.accelgrp.com/pics/snapshot2.jpg
http://mail.accelgrp.com/pics/snapshot3.jpg

For those of you brave enough to give this a shot, post to the list with any
problems you have. This far from a complete guide, so if you run into
problems it is probably due to a hole in this document.

Regards,
AE
Adam,

Nice, very nice!!! I just might have to try this although my Linux box is
only a P133 with 32mb of ram and that probably isn't enough.

Rick
At 03:21 PM 7/22/2002 -0400, you wrote:
>Let me throw this out to the group now and fill in the details a bit later.
>You can run the Vantage client on a Linux workstation...and it runs well!

WOW! Very Cool, congrats! Which version of Vantage is that in your screen
shots? I noticed some odd stuff with fonts and screen layout; is that
something that could be corrected by copying over the regular windoze
fonts? or just the nature of the beast? (are penguins beasts?)

-Wayne Cox
Twenty Three -- Information Technology Consulting
828-685-2338
5.0 is running in my screenshots. It is definitely some font not being set
up correctly that is causing the weird screens...I ran into the same thing
when I got KaZaA running under Linux and was able to get it fixed by
installing some additional fonts under WINE.

-----Original Message-----
From: Wayne Cox [mailto:wmc20@...]
Sent: Monday, July 22, 2002 4:41 PM
To: vantage@yahoogroups.com
Subject: Re: [Vantage] How To Run Vantage On Linux Clients


At 03:21 PM 7/22/2002 -0400, you wrote:
>Let me throw this out to the group now and fill in the details a bit later.
>You can run the Vantage client on a Linux workstation...and it runs well!

WOW! Very Cool, congrats! Which version of Vantage is that in your screen
shots? I noticed some odd stuff with fonts and screen layout; is that
something that could be corrected by copying over the regular windoze
fonts? or just the nature of the beast? (are penguins beasts?)

-Wayne Cox
Twenty Three -- Information Technology Consulting
828-685-2338





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Yea, a P133 with 32MB of ram might be a little tight...but I've seen some
people do some pretty amazing stuff with very little horsepower by moving to
a lesser window manager (and renice'ing the heck out of the processes they
want to use).

-----Original Message-----
From: Rick Spriggle [mailto:rspriggle@...]
Sent: Monday, July 22, 2002 3:48 PM
To: vantage@yahoogroups.com
Subject: RE: [Vantage] How To Run Vantage On Linux Clients


Adam,

Nice, very nice!!! I just might have to try this although my Linux box is
only a P133 with 32mb of ram and that probably isn't enough.

Rick



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I tried running Vantage on Linux and got to the point of seeing the splash
screen, but I got an error message saying Startup file not found.
Has anyone tried this, received this error and (fingers crossed) resolved it?
I'm running Vantage 4 and RedHat 7.1
Thanks




Mike Steelman
Programming Manager
C. A. Spalding Co.
Tel: (215) 744-3300 ext 131
Fax: (215) 744-9222
msteelman@...
Mike,

The following post was made regarding vantage and linux. I am not sure if this will help you or not. This was posted by Adam Ellis.

Dina

Let me throw this out to the group now and fill in the details a bit later.
You can run the Vantage client on a Linux workstation...and it runs well!
The big trick is to use the CrossOver Office (www.codeweavers.com) program
to get Internet Explorer installed first. You could probably do this with
WINE alone, but CrossOver Office makes things a heck of a lot easier. It is
going to cost you $55 if you decide to keep it, but you can get a fully
functional evaluation version off the web site.

Once IE is installed, mount your Vantage drive using smbmount (we use the X
drive here):
# mkdir /mnt/X
# smbmount //YOURSERVER/epic50 /mnt/X -o username=administrator

Now add an entry for this newly created X drive to your CrossOver Office
config file (/opt/cxconfig/support/dotwine/config by default):
[Drive X]
"Type" = "network"
"Path" = "/mnt/X"
"Label" = "Vantage Server"
"Filesystem" = "win95"

Add an entry for your Vantage server to /etc/hosts:
192.168.0.250 YOURSERVER yourserver

and services entries to /etc/services:
epic50 2500/tcp

Set up your DLC, IDLC, PROMSGS, IPROMSGS, and PROCFG environmental
variables:

export DLC=X:\\PROGRESS
export IDLC=X:\\PROGRESS
export PROMSGS=X:\\PROGRESS\\promsgs
export IPROMSGS=X:\\PROGRESS\\promsgs
export PROCFG=X:\\PROGRESS\\progress.cfg

Now install the Progress client locally off the Vantage CD (Install Progress
button...enter key for Client Networking):
# /opt/cxoffice/bin/wine /mnt/cdrom/Setup.exe

Now run the VantageClientSetup.exe program (install as you like, but DO NOT
install the Progress Network Client):
# /opt/cxoffice/bin/wine /mnt/X/VANTAGE/VantageClientSetup.exe

Once done you should be able to enter the following command and be all set:
# /opt/cxoffice/bin/wine /mnt/X/VANTAGE/Vantage.exe --
x:\\VANTAGE\Vantage.vtg

Michael Steelman wrote:

> I tried running Vantage on Linux and got to the point of seeing the splash
> screen, but I got an error message saying Startup file not found.
> Has anyone tried this, received this error and (fingers crossed) resolved it?
> I'm running Vantage 4 and RedHat 7.1
> Thanks
>
> Mike Steelman
> Programming Manager
> C. A. Spalding Co.
> Tel: (215) 744-3300 ext 131
> Fax: (215) 744-9222
> msteelman@...
>
>
> Useful links for the Yahoo!Groups Vantage Board are: ( Note: You must have already linked your email address to a yahoo id to enable access. )
> (1) To access the Files Section of our Yahoo!Group for Report Builder and Crystal Reports and other 'goodies', please goto: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/vantage/files/.
> (2) To search through old msg's goto: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/vantage/messages
> (3) To view links to Vendors that provide Vantage services goto: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/vantage/links
>
> Your use of Yahoo! Groups is subject to http://docs.yahoo.com/info/terms/

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Pittsburgh, PA 15238
(412) 963-7100 - phone
(412) 963-9511 - fax

www.vamcointernational.com



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I have wanted to try this also, but haven't had the time. My only
thought is that you may need to edit the .vtg files to remove any spaces
and capital letters. Let me know if you get it to work. I also would
be interested to hear anything about putting Vantage on a Linux server.

Thanks,

-----Original Message-----
From: Michael Steelman [mailto:msteelman@...]
Sent: Thursday, August 08, 2002 10:53 AM
To: vantage@yahoogroups.com
Subject: Re: [Vantage] How To Run Vantage On Linux Clients

I tried running Vantage on Linux and got to the point of seeing the
splash
screen, but I got an error message saying Startup file not found.
Has anyone tried this, received this error and (fingers crossed)
resolved it?
I'm running Vantage 4 and RedHat 7.1
Thanks




Mike Steelman
Programming Manager
C. A. Spalding Co.
Tel: (215) 744-3300 ext 131
Fax: (215) 744-9222
msteelman@...



Useful links for the Yahoo!Groups Vantage Board are: ( Note: You must
have already linked your email address to a yahoo id to enable access. )
(1) To access the Files Section of our Yahoo!Group for Report Builder
and Crystal Reports and other 'goodies', please goto:
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/vantage/files/.
(2) To search through old msg's goto:
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/vantage/messages
(3) To view links to Vendors that provide Vantage services goto:
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/vantage/links

Your use of Yahoo! Groups is subject to
http://docs.yahoo.com/info/terms/