From: Bob Nielsen (email@example.com)
Date: Thu Sep 18 2003 - 06:42:00 EEST
I installed the beta version in May and went through essentially the
same process (see my May 16 message to debian-hams).
I see that source rpms are now available, so it should be relatively
easy to create a Debian package from scratch. The copyright file says
"BSD-like", which may not be adequate for inclusion in Debian.
On Wed, Sep 17, 2003 at 10:14:42PM -0500, Nate Bargmann wrote:
> Hello everyone.
> For most on this list what I'm about describe is probably old hat, but
> there may be some newcomers that would find this helpful in the list
> As most are probably aware, the American Radio Relay League has been
> working for a few years on a way to digitally sign log submissions for
> electronic application for their various awards. In the October 2003
> issue of QST (Amateur Windows? 8-) it has been announced that this
> program was opened to general use as of 15 September 2003. On the
> Logbook of The World web page:
> there is a library and programs for signing and generating log data for
> Linux. These programs are provided in binary form only for Red Hat 7.2
> and 8.0 releases and are RPMs. Also provided are source RPMs for the
> library and the applications. These archives are not directly
> installable as managed packages on my Linux distribution of choice,
> Debian, so they must be converted using a utility called Alien.
> Having never needed Debian's Alien before, I decided this was as good of
> a time as any to try it. I grabbed the RH 8.0 RPMs and the source RPMs,
> just in case.
> I installed alien, rpm, libwxbase2.4, and libwxgtk2.4 as the web page
> said the programs depended on WXWin 2.4.
> Converting the RPMs to .deb's was straightforward with alien and
> installation with dpkg completed without error. I attempted to start
> tqsl, but the startup failed. A quick ldd /usr/bin/tqsl revealed a
> dependency on libcrypto.so.2 that was not found. Using the package
> search page on the Debian site:
> I found that it was a part of the libssl0.9.7 and libssl0.9.6 packages,
> the latter version being in the oldlibs section.
> Well, I created a symlink to libcrypto.so.0.9.7 named libcrypto.so.2:
> ln -s libcrypto.so.0.9.7 libcrypto.so.2
> (actually I used Midnight Commander, but this is generic--don't forget
> you'll need to be root as these files reside in /usr/lib) and tried
> again. Running tqsl worked fine, but tqslcert failed with a relocation
> Poking around in the README in the tqsllib archive I found where the
> library is dependent on OpenSSL 0.9.6. So I redid my symlink to point
> to libcrypto.so.0.9.6 and tqslcert loaded and ran.
> In tqslcert I was able to create my certificate request and am now
> waiting for the authentication process.
> One quirk or bug I noticed in tqslcert is that if the Help button is
> clicked and then the help window is backgrounded, the window that called
> the help window is frozen and will remain so until the help window is
> closed. This may be a problem in WxWin, I don't know.
> So there you have it, my micro-HOWTO on LoTW on Debian Sarge (Testing).
> 73, de Nate >>
> P.S. I keep this system updated about once per week. An older Testing
> snapshot may or may not work. The same caveat may apply to Sid
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