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Bug reports / Re: Can't upload on Lubuntu/Pi/WINE
« on: June 10, 2016, 06:57:40 AM »
Sorry it's been a little while...

Leo, while I thank you very much for all of the effort and time that you've taken, and Tipsy DOES look promising, I'm just not sure what the problem is and I honestly don't have the time right now to install another distro and try it.  The truth is, I have been just so back-logged with work, it's crazy, and I haven't had a lot of time to devote to this.  :-\ I was hoping that I could just throw WINE onto a spare system and have HFS up and running in a matter of about a half-hour, but alas, with all of the problems that I have had getting everything to work, I don't think that I can give this any more time...at least not for a while.   :(

If everyone else has managed to get HFS to work by just doing that (or even if a little tweaking was needed, that's fine), then I'm happy to hear from you.  I just don't know what I'm doing wrong, then.  Maybe it's just a change in something with the 16.04 Ubuntus...who knows.   :-\  :P

I figured out a way to get it working with SFTP on Windows (and Linux, of course) so it shouldn't be a problem to transfer the files I need over the 'net to get this work done.  Of course, it would have been easier just to use HFS, but sometimes, you just gotta go with what works. 

Anyway, thank you everybody for your time and effort, as always, and if any of you DO figure what bone-headed thing I did to screw this up, please let me know. :o :P Or, if I actually did everything right (and still just couldn't legitimately get this working because of some other crazy thing), and any of you guys wanna take a crack at it and let me know your findings, that would be great, too.  Talk to you all soon!   :)

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Bug reports / Re: Can't upload on Lubuntu/Pi/WINE
« on: June 04, 2016, 07:55:04 PM »
Thanks Leo.  I will give Tipsy a shot and let you know what happens.  Thanks again for all of your help. 

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Bug reports / Re: Can't upload on Lubuntu/Pi/WINE
« on: June 03, 2016, 06:46:20 PM »
Leo,

Tried with PlayOnLinux and installed WINE 1.4 and 1.2.3 (the even numbered releases, from what I've read, are the stable branches) and it's making a little more progress, but it's still giving me that "page was reset" BS in the browser after a few seconds. 

I checked both firewalls and they are both inactive.  I'm only trying this over local lan, so I don't know what's wrong...

-- It can't be the switch because I can pass traffic Nautilus Ubuntu to Nautilus Lubuntu (not that I could even start to wonder how the switch would affect anything.) 
-- I can RDP/VNC into the Lubuntu machine (set that up when I installed to admin from the GUI AND CLI) without a problem. 
-- It can't be the router because it's all internal and since both systems are connected to the same switch, it shouldn't even be going all the way TO the router. 
-- Internet access works fine on both. 
-- SSH and SFTP work fine on both using default port. 
-- There's nothing wrong with the hardware as far as I can tell. 
-- The software shouldn't be stopping anything...

Am I going crazy here?  :o I can't even imagine what I could be doing wrong or what's even going on here!!!  >:(

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Bug reports / Re: Can't upload on Lubuntu/Pi/WINE
« on: June 02, 2016, 06:27:04 PM »
bmart,

Already tried WINE 1.6 and 1.8.  As far as Synaptic, I've noticed that it doesn't always remove dependencies when uninstalling.  Installs seem o.k., but I think I probably trust apt package manager a little more.  It just seems to do a better job when it comes to purging old programs AND removing accompanying dependencies.  Thanks for all the help.  Let me know what you find out.  ;D

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Bug reports / Re: Can't upload on Lubuntu/Pi/WINE
« on: May 31, 2016, 09:00:36 PM »
Got HFS running on Ubuntu 16.04 box and tried to upload from tablet a small file ( <1 MB) and it went through fine.  I tried a bigger file (about 100MB) and the browser tanked again as soon as I hit "Upload".  I've been trying with bigger files this whole time because I want to make sure that no matter what i upload, it will go through and I never know what I'm going to be working with.  The problem is, it seems that very small files will work fine, but as soon as a bigger file tries to upload, everything just stops.  It's almost like something is trying to stop the transfers but only if they are big enough...

Think of it this way: 

If you try to smash a gnat with a tennis racquet, you will miss because it will go right through, but if you try to smash a mosquito, or even 10 mosquitoes, you will kill them all no problem with one hit because they are bigger and you can't possibly miss and they can't possibly make it through the holes...

This is very weird...  If you guys need any other information, please let me know.  I can't figure this out at all and nothing that I'm doing is making much sense.  All ideas are welcome at this point. 

EDIT: Right now, I'm thinking that it has to be a WINE issue if the same behavior is occurring in Lubuntu, Ubuntu, AND Raspbian.  If someone else could install WINE 1.8 on an Ubuntu 16.04 box and test HFS, that would really help a lot.  Please let me know what your findings are...

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Bug reports / Re: Can't upload on Lubuntu/Pi/WINE
« on: May 31, 2016, 06:37:24 PM »
Tried again on tablet Firefox and the wife's Windows desktop Firefox and Chrome...both gave me the same error and wouldn't upload.  So at least we can rule out the browsers as being the problem...

I just don't understand what is going on.  It seems that HFS is doing what it should, and the browsers are browsing just fine, so where does the issue lay?  It can't be a firewall thing because it's all local traffic, so it's got to be down to just WINE or Lubuntu? 

I can try to install HFS on my Ubuntnu box and let you know what's happening.  Has anything changed in 16.04 that would have caused this?  Is anyone else running 16.04 of any of the Ubuntus with WINE and HFS and having this issue?  Please report back and I will post my results soon.

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Bug reports / Re: Can't upload on Lubuntu/Pi/WINE
« on: May 31, 2016, 05:29:09 PM »
When I initially downloaded WINE on the netbook, I did run winecfg.  Set to WinXP, remapped drives, obviously audio is not an issue, etc.  Upload problem.  Uninstalled, added repository for wine 1.8 Stable (if you just install WINE from CLI, you get old 1.6 Stable), and reinstalled. Ran winecfg again, tried HFS again, still the same problem.  I have NOT installed any other firewall on Lubuntu. 

The port change was just to get it off a well-known and after I had it installed in WinXP (and later 7), I configured firewall and router and could connect, upload, download, no problems.  I just don't understand what the problem is...

I checked WineHQ and noticed that as WINE and HFS progress through the years and versions, compatibility began to lessen (started at Platinum, got down to Silver a few years back...)

I have remote set up for the netbook, so as I'm doing things on the browser end, I can watch in the other window and see what's happening.  Basically, HFS records login, etc, etc, then when I try to upload, the log screen says "uploading filename.ext", a few lines of "received xxxxx bytes", and that's when my browser just konks out and gives me the "connection was reset" error.  Nothing else happens on HFS end...it just sits there until 60 seconds pass for the idle timeout. 

When I login though, HFS opens up like 6 or 8 connections for my user.  When my browser takes a dive, I switch to the remote window, and the log does nothing until idle timeout, then it just clears my user and all connections (this is normal behavior from running on Windows, too), logs the disconnect on the log screen, and then sits waiting.  Except for the part about my browser crapping out, EVERYTHING that HFS is doing is normal for the program because it all did the EXACT SAME stuff running on Windows, so it makes me think that HFS is not the problem, especially since I've tried with multiple versions. 

So, pretty much we're down to WINE, Lubuntu, Ubuntu, or Firefox.  There's no way it could be a firewall or a port thing because I'm only working with it right now on my internal lan.  I have to admit, the only time I got that port error before was when I forgot to configure it on Windows.  As soon as I remembered and configured it, it was running fine.  I'm trying to give you guys everything I can about this to help, I just don't know why it's getting so complicated.  If you can think of anything else, let me know.  Thanks.

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Bug reports / Re: Can't upload on Lubuntu/Pi/WINE
« on: May 30, 2016, 08:55:58 PM »
Strange...I made some changes and restarted HFS before leaving for work and when trying to turn HFS back on, it said "cannot open port. is firewall blocking?"  :o

I checked the port from local lan and it connected and checked ufw on netbook and status is "inactive".  If the firewall is off and the port is open and listening AND I'm on my local lan...then why the error?...and why, still, the upload problem? 

Also (forgot to mention), I tried Leo's suggestions (setting speed <10MB/s and toggle easy/expert mode)...still a no go.  Haven't tried ReactOS yet...much like bmart's suggestion of Ubuntu Mate...don't feel like reinstalling again unless I have no other choice, but I will definitely keep those ideas close-by if this can't be solved the way I already have it set up soon...  :P

Also forgot to mention, even though this shouldn't matter either, installed Lubuntu on sd card.  The hard drive I'm using in the netbook is empty because the purpose was to use the whole thing as storage, first on the Pi (USB external enclosure), then on the netbook (internal hard drive).  Basically, Lubuntu is installed on 32GB sd card (/dev/sdb) and hard drive is in netbook as-is (/dev/sda) formatted as ext4.  Like I said before, set permissions accordingly, and downloads are not a problem, just uploads.  Don't know if any of that will help, but there it is.  :)

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Bug reports / Re: Can't upload on Lubuntu/Pi/WINE
« on: May 30, 2016, 08:01:56 PM »
Hey bmart,

Thanks for the tip.  Unfortunately, still nothing...same behavior after setting chmod. 

Yeah, I was going to put WINE on the Pi straight, but compiling it for Pi seemed to be a lot of trouble for what I was going to get out of it and after doing some reading, it prob wouldn't have done me a lot of good because I would still be running it on ARM. 

You are absolutely right about Exagear.  I got that and installed it and sure enough:  installing WINE...no probs...having it emulate x86...no probs...running HFS...no probs.  I like it.  It seems to be a pretty solid piece of software and I just got an email this last week announcing v1.5 with improvements and bug fixes AND upgraded WINE to 1.8.  That seemed to be the biggest hurdle:  getting the Pi to emulate x86 because most of this software just wasn't designed for ARM if it was originally written more than about 3-5 years ago.   :P

The irony is that 3-5 years ago, the MINIMUM system requirements for a lot of this software running under x86 environments was the same as what the Pi's hardware is now.  You could easily run some of the software, like HFS, on Pi using ARM, except for the fact that it needs an x86 environment to run and just isn't supported under ARM at all...the main reason I just decided to go with Exagear instead of trying to compile on ARM...it wouldn't have gotten me anywhere, anyway.  :P  :o

I will seriously take your suggestion into consideration installing Ubuntu Mate on the Pi for its new job, but it still leaves me with my original problem...uploads not working on HFS running under WINE on Lubuntu 16.04.  If you think that wiping Lubuntu and just going with Ubuntu Mate for the netbook will work, I can try it.  I initially put Ubuntu 16.04 on it, and it took, but it was sluggish.  I wiped it and threw on Lubuntu, and with a few tweaks on install, it was up and running in about 20 minutes or so with updates installed and desktop running fine...definitely faster than XP when it was on there a few years back.   ;D  I'd just hate to have to reinstall again and lose everything I got up and running over the last week or so...  :(

If you come up with anything else, please let me know.  I have to get to work for a little while (apparently I don't get holidays off...  :( ), but if you guys can keep working on this, I would appreciate it very much.  Thanks again for all the effort you guys are putting in for me!   ;D

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Bug reports / Re: Can't upload on Lubuntu/Pi/WINE
« on: May 30, 2016, 02:42:06 PM »
Thanks for the tips Leo.  I can try it and let you know what happens.  I can't even tell you how many different configs I tried. 

Install current 2.3 from scratch -- nope
Copied over the version i had running on Windoze with ini and vfs-- nope
Tried current beta with old ini and vfs -- nope
Tried two betas before that with old ini and vfs -- nope
Tried last 2.2 beta (BUILD 155!  :o ) with old ini and vfs -- nope
Tried installing all I just mentioned from scratch  :o :o :o -- nope

I can give your suggestions a shot, though.  Thanks!
 

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Bug reports / Can't upload on Lubuntu/Pi/WINE
« on: May 29, 2016, 10:05:18 PM »
Okay guys,

I don't even know where to post this because I can't even figure out what board to put it on, so I'll just drop it here for now, and if rejetto wants to move it, that's cool. 

Anyway, long story short, I am DONE with Micro$oft.  >:( Unfortunately, the rest of the world isn't.  That said, I want to keep using HFS (thank you, Great Alexandre Julliard for your fine WINE) on my new Lubuntu system, but uploads just plain don't work.   :(

Summary: 

Installed WINE and HFS on Raspberry Pi running Raspbian Jessie.  A little slow, but it worked...I thought...until uploads didn't take...not good.  Figured it was because WINE is a little wobbly on the Pi, so I repurposed it and broke out an old netbook I had sitting around.

Installed Lubuntu 16.04 on netbook with WINE and HFS...still can't upload! Basically, what happens on both the Pi and the netbook is that I put files in the shared folder in HFS and go to another system, pull up the page and click any file and...BAM!...Download complete, no problem.   ;D

But when I try to upload a file from that same system, I get "Loading..." in Firefox, then "The connection was reset" page with no upload attempt.  A few times i got a couple of meg transferred before the page reset with files being transferred in pieces (filename (01).ext, filename (02).ext, filename (03).ext, etc...)   :o

Keep in mind, I am not using this outside local lan yet because I want to test and make sure all is well.  On the Windoze boxes I had HFS installed on, I've never had a problem.  Firewall was configured correctly for outside and, obviously, inside needed no exceptions made.  Firewall was disabled on Pi and is disabled on Lubuntu, so that should all be fine.  I set drives for read/write under Raspbian and Lubuntu.  Drives are accessible no problem locally or over network from file manager or CLI.  Wine version on Raspbian was 1.6 and Lubuntu is running 1.8.  I even installed Samba thinking maybe that had something to do with it...nada.  System that I am uploading from and downloading to is one month old Ubuntu 16.04 box, not that it should matter...

Sorry to be a pain about this guys, but I just can't figure this out.  :-[ I've become completely disgusted with Micro$oft and I am seriously just done.  The problem is, because of Windows and its B.S. limitations, I have to be able to use something for work that it understands, and my easiest options are HFS or FTP.  After I get this running right, I have to figure out how to teach an entire office full of people how to use Ubuntu before Jan. 2020 when Win7 goes bye-bye.  Most of these people don't even know what Linux is, so I've got my work cut out for me.   :o

The biggest problem is, I have to be able to use something that is accessible from anywhere using any platform, but doesn't require the configuration of special services, shared drives, programs, and the like.  Linux to Linux...no problem! A hundred choices...WebDAV, SSH, SFTP, anything.  Windoze to anything without installing 3rd party or configuring Windows Explorer with a network drive of some sort...FTP from CLI and HFS from browser and that's IT!  >:( I just don't understand what the problem is and I hope you guys can help me out on this.  Thanks in advance.   :)

P.S. Rejetto, I don't know if it is a WINE thing or Ubuntu/Lubuntu thing, but HFS works awesome on straight Windows.  If there was any way that you could make a Linux version, I think that would possibly help a lot...unless I'm just a damn fool who just doesn't know what I'm doing and missed a stupid noob step somewhere.  :P Let me know and thanks again!  :)

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Bug reports / Re: edit vfs
« on: October 07, 2013, 04:57:36 PM »
hey mars, i tried your script, but did not have any success with it.  i followed what you said word-for-word and replaced my current folder and the new folder lines and ran the script, but nothing seemed to happen.  i also tried rejetto's suggestion, but again, nothing happened.  not sure what i did wrong. (i told you i was no good at this stuff!  :P)

i thank you for the time that you took, mars, but after looking at rejetto's suggestion and the accompanying link, i think that would be the way to go.  a script that i could run that could just be 1 or 2 lines to replace the resource and URL of the folder along the lines of:

{.set item|/FOLDER|resource=C:\TEST.}


http://www.rejetto.com/wiki/index.php?title=HFS:_scripting_commands#Virtual_File_System_manipulation

would be perfect.  then, i could just copy the script into notepad, paste in the folder list, and do a find and replace and have the whole thing done in a matter of minutes.  would it be hard to write a script with just a couple "example" folders in it that i could just replace the names with my folder list, and then run the script? please let me know soon, guys, and thanks so much for all the help, time, and patience.   :)

btw:  i wanted to also mention that i did not use a URL or resource for the root.  when i first set up hfs, i included a resource and URL for root, but was having problems with login.  when i removed the URL and resource from root, everything worked fine:  file transfers, user logins, everything.  don't know if that matters or not.  when i was looking over the code from mars, it looked like that might make a difference, so i thought i should mention something about it.  anyway, thanks again guys!  :D

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Bug reports / Re: edit vfs
« on: October 06, 2013, 05:29:06 PM »
i don't mind scripting it at all.  i've had to do batch copy and paste jobs for stuff like this before.  in fact, one of the biggest was to set up all of the usernames/passwords initially for hfs and it worked great!  but like i said, my programming is minimal at best on a good day and I can't write scripts from scratch, however, i think i know enough to be able to edit a script if someone could get me started. 

for example, if i had three people john, ted, and bob and their p/w were a1, b2, and c3, respectively, could someone write the script that would make the changes from start to finish for this example and then i could just edit it when i got a list of the names into a format that i could work with?  that would be awesome, guys!  thank you very much!  and sorry to be such a novice at this...

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Bug reports / Re: edit vfs
« on: October 04, 2013, 01:17:06 PM »
i was afraid that would be the case.  i was just hoping that i wouldn't have to do that about 1000 times.  is everybody ABSOLUTELY SURE that there is NO OTHER way to do this?  i just know that it's going to be a VERY TEDIOUS process and it won't take long to get bug-eyed from it and start making mistakes...

there is absolutely no other way to do it through HFS or to edit the file directly?  if anyone has any ideas (or maybe this could even be a suggestion for a new feature in a future version) please let me know.

thanks everyone!

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Bug reports / edit vfs
« on: October 03, 2013, 06:28:44 PM »
hey all,

running 2.3 beta 274 and i'm running into a problem.  right now, i'm using hfs for a company i'm working with.  they have files available for their clients to access, but every client has their own folder.  there are almost 1000 clients...

i'm right in the middle of upgrading the whole company to windows 7 (because 8 is beyond horrible.)  the location of the shared folders is changing because of the new network setup, and i REALLY don't want to have to right-click on 1000 folders (all real, no virtual) to change the location of where the client-accessable data is stored (edit resource function.) 

is there a way that i could edit the hfs.vfs file easily to do a find-and-replace of all of all of the folder locations to change them at once to the new setup?  BTW, i have absolutely NO programming experience, so it would have to be something that could be a script or a way to convert the file to text to be able to open in notepad or something, then convert back when done. 

i dreaded the day when i got hfs up and running for them and found out at THAT time that i had to convert the almost 700 clients that they had then to base64 to input them into the ini file.  thankfully, i found some scripts (after scouring the net for DAYS) that did batch conversions for text to base64, and that helped everything incredibly well.  it also helped that the ini file was in plaintext. 

but now, because of this upgrade, i am faced with this new problem and the vfs file is not so easily workable as the ini is.  if anyone can help me with this, that would be so freaking awesome. 

thanks a lot everyone! everyone here is great. and hfs is the freakin pimp!  kick-ass work rejetto! keep it up, man!

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