FILE viegophr.readme (.rme)
latest update: 1993-06-16
This file gives a short overview about the items from the VieGOPHER
clean-up work needs to be done, mostly in the documentation. The basis
for my decision was that the current version is fairly stable.
The files are available from
boombox.micro.umn.edu /pub/gopher/VieGOPHER (not yet ??)
The standard package contains the following files:
viegophr.readme this file
viegophr.product PRODUCT file with all REXX modules
viegophr.ps documentation in Postscript format
vieg-um.ps user documentation in Postscript format
viegophr.question a few questions about VieGOPHER
There are a few files that you need to fetch from elsewhere:
(available from LISTSERV@DEARN.bitnet)
(available from LISTSERV@CUNYVM.bitnet)
ywakeup.module Wakeup system, available from
You might also find the following files on the same distribution
media, respectively on the same ftp server:
REXTCPIP.MODULE (the TCP transport system)
Note: For TCP/IP version 1 you need to have REXTCPIP.MODULE; if you
have TCP/IP version 2 then you can choose between RXSOCKET
and REXTCPIP for the client. The server needs REXTCPIP in any
case (a future version might also allow a choice).
Note: You can get RXSOCKET.MODULE or REXTCPIP.MODULE in a modified
version 1.8.4 directly from me. The modifications are
documented in VIEGOPHR.PS.
Note: YWAKEUP.MODULE is possibly not needed.
viegophr.tex documentation in LaTeX format
vieg-um.tex user documentation in LaTeX format
vieg-pro.tex LaTeX source listing of viegophr.product
vieg-pro.ps Postscript source listing of viegophr.product
lpr.sty Line-Printer Style File used for running
appleps.sty page definitions in LaTeX, possibly not needed
The complete main source in NED's HYX format together with the necessary
tools can be obtained on request. NED is a 'hypertexty' MSDOS editor.
The file VIEGOPHR.HYX contains the documentation as well as the source
code together with other items that are not included in the standard
viegophr.hyx HYX file
viegophr.idx Index file
viegophr.lut Lookup Table
viegophr.bat generate PRODUCT and TEX files from the HYX
ned -hy viegophr.hyx
(For more information about the installation refer to the documentation
found in VIEGOPHR.PS.)
Use this checklist to get the system off the ground:
1 [ ] Put VIEGOPHR.PRODCUT and ROSE.EXEC on any readable minidisk.
2 [ ] Prepare a R/W minidisk with filemode A with at least 2 cylinders
(275 blocks with 4096 byte).
3 [ ] If you have VIEGOPHR.FIX around somewhere, you can place it on
minidisk A, but this is not necessary.
4 [ ] Start the program generator by entering:
5 [ ] Read the options presented by ROSE and answer the questions
appropriately. In most cases you will want to use the
predefined option. In this case simply enter code 1 or hit
the ENTER key. If you want to change something enter code 3
(followed by pressing the ENTER key of course) and then enter
the value that you want to use.
6 [ ] After prompting for all options ROSE will generate all
modules and invoke the postinstallation procedure GOPHINST.EXEC.
7 [ ] Fetch any missing file that the postinstallion procedure might
point out. If the postinstallation procedure finds
inconstencies in your installation, remove the appropriate
line from VIEGOPHR.FIX and go back to step 4.
8 [ ] Put the file VIEGOPHR.FIX at a safe place. You might want
to use it again for a fast re-installation later on.
9 [ ] Place RXSOCKET.MODULE and/or REXTCPIP.MODULE on minidisk A.
for the client and server.
documentation (VIEGOPHR.PS) now to find out about index files,
access groups, etc...
... you might want to know about a couple of changes.
The client code is not longer named GOPHER.EXEC, instead it's
GOPHERC.EXEC. The also new postinstaller generates a GOPHER.EXEC,
f there doesn't exist one. GOPHER.EXEC is intended to be customized
by the administrator to access whatever disks are needed etc.
Files that are not longer needed and can be removed:
GOPHRNG2.XEDIT rolled into GOPHER.XEDIT
GLOBALVV.EXEC handled by standard GLOBALV
GLOBALXV.EXEC handled by standard GLOBALV
FDNS.EXEC only needed for REXTCPIP versions before 1.8.4
COPYING and USING:
The files can be distributed and used freely in the spirit of the
GNU Public License. The point is, if you manage to sell this program
to someone, I want my share. If you give away the program for free and
you're able to sell your expertise in installing and administrating the
"No risk, no fun"... Have fun, but use it at your own risk.
TROUBLES? SHOOT 'EM...
(or what can go wrong will)
There are a couple of problems that you might run into:
* The client starts but presents only an empty screen.
-> Check out if your TCPIP.DATA file contains an entry for a
nameserver at the loop-back address 184.108.40.206 or on your
local mainframe. If so, put a modified TCPIP.DATA file on
a minidisk with a low enough filemode letter. This file
should provide an entry for a nameserver on a Unix machine
instead of the loop-back address.
On my own installation (awiwuw11.wu-wien.ac.at), the modified
TCPIP.DATA is placed on the same disk as all the other Gopher
modules. Users are told either to access the Gopher disk as
a lower disk than TCPIP or not to use TCPIP at all.
(TCPIP is needed if the user wants to use Telnet-items from
Gopher menus, however.)
* The file VIEGOPHR.README doesn't contain any information about
a special problem and VIEGOPHR.PS doesn't help either.
-> Try to describe your problem as complete as you can. If you
have problems when you access a certain item on some fancy
server, please write down the Gopher coordinates (name, host,
port, type, path).
Send your problem description together with the FIX file
by email to <Gerhard.Gonter@wu-wien.ac.at>.