[K12OSN] lts.conf File edit debacle

Jomegat jomegat at jomegat.com
Sun Mar 4 01:36:20 UTC 2012

On 03/02/2012 04:27 PM, Jomegat wrote:
> That sounds like a line-ending problem to me. If you want to find out if
> that's it, open it with vi, and then type ":ff=dos<enter>" and then save

Ugh.  That should have been

:set ff=dos
:set ff=unix

Hope that didn't throw you.  Seems my fingers know this but my brain 
apparently does not.

> the file. That will save the file with <cr><lf> line endings instead of
> the more compact unix-ish <lf>.. Not all programs can parse alternate
> line endings properly (parsing text is /hard/).
> To change the <cr><lf>'s back to just <lf>'s again, open it with vi and
> type :ff=unix then save.
> If you ever open a file in vi and a lot of ^M's show up, that means it
> has mixed line endings.
> On 03/02/2012 04:12 PM, Barry R Cisna wrote:
>> Hello All,
>> Just wanted to share,this hoping it may help someone down the road.
>> A couple days ago,,on a fairly new install of CentOS 6.x / SL6.1 ltsp5,
>> I was adding three usb printers for three TC's.
>> Later that afternoon all TC's on this server would fail on boot,,at
>> "dracut: starting plymouth daemon". I had also updated several packages
>> on the server itself as well. I didn't know if possibly a server package
>> had caused something to change in a conf file for whatever reason?
>> After many attempts to pinpoint the problem, I reinstalled ltsp-server.
>> Of course this ploped a new lts.conf file into place. Now the TC's once
>> again bootup as expected. In hindsight I should have known the prob was
>> in fact the lts.conf file.
>> I had edited the file in Webmin editor. I was able to reproduce the
>> problem again be editing the lts.conf file in the same manner(after
>> saving a backup).The file itself appears to be correct in the format. If
>> I done a side by side file compare with meld,using webmin on one,and vi
>> on the second they compare identical,although the webmin edited file
>> kills the TC's booting.
>> All i can figure is a white space is placed in the file,,maybe?
>> Ownership,and perms looks identical.
>>> From now on I will take the extra time to edit with vi.
>> Take Care,
>> Barry
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Jim Thomas            jomegat at jomegat.com
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