• Interlord

    From Underminer@DIGDIST/BATTLEST/FREEWAY to All on Sun Mar 29 00:03:00 2015
    Anybody had some experience with this IGM?
    I'm having a strange issue that every time I try running the maint inbound, it throws an error that it cannot open frombbs.dat

    Any thoughts out there?
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  • From Accession@DIGDIST/BATTLEST/FREEWAY to Underminer on Sun Mar 29 16:48:00 2015
    Hello Underminer,

    On 29 Mar 15 00:03, Underminer wrote to All:

    Anybody had some experience with this IGM?
    I'm having a strange issue that every time I try running the maint inbound, it throws an error that it cannot open frombbs.dat

    Any thoughts out there?

    Make sure you have pkunzip.exe and pkzip.exe in your main Interlord directory or in your system path.

    Regards,
    Nick

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  • From KenDB3@DIGDIST/BATTLEST/FREEWAY to Accession on Wed Apr 1 20:43:00 2015
    Anybody had some experience with this IGM?
    I'm having a strange issue that every time I try running the maint inbound, it throws an error that it cannot open frombbs.dat

    Any thoughts out there?

    Make sure you have pkunzip.exe and pkzip.exe in your main Interlord directory or in your system path.

    Sorry to hijack, but I have a question. I see the phrase System Path every now and then, and I am never sure if that means my OS (Ex: C:\Windows or C:\Windows\System32), or does that mean my BBS's System Path (Ex: C:\sbbs or C:\sbbs\exec)?

    My best guess was that it meant C:\sbbs\exec, but I would really really love to know for sure what this means.

    Again, sorry to hijack the thread.... _(._.)_

    ~KenDB3

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  • From Digital Man@DIGDIST/BATTLEST/FREEWAY to KenDB3 on Thu Apr 2 00:00:00 2015
    Re: Re: Interlord
    By: KenDB3 to Accession on Wed Apr 01 2015 08:43 pm

    Anybody had some experience with this IGM?
    I'm having a strange issue that every time I try running the maint inbound, it throws an error that it cannot open frombbs.dat

    Any thoughts out there?

    Make sure you have pkunzip.exe and pkzip.exe in your main Interlord directory or in your system path.

    Sorry to hijack, but I have a question. I see the phrase System Path every now and then, and I am never sure if that means my OS (Ex: C:\Windows or C:\Windows\System32), or does that mean my BBS's System Path (Ex: C:\sbbs or C:\sbbs\exec)?

    My best guess was that it meant C:\sbbs\exec, but I would really really love to know for sure what this means.

    In the above context ("make sure pk*zip.exe is ... in your system path"), it means that those files (pk*zip.exe) need to exist in a directory that is in your system's search path for executables. This path is represented (in Windows
    and *nix OSes) with the "PATH" environment variable. On Windows, you can view your current path from a command prompt by typing "PATH". The directories in your system search path will be separated by semicolons (on Windows). You can add a directory to your system search path on Windows via Control Panel->System->Advanced->Environment Variables->System Variables and editing the "PATH" variable there.

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  • From Android8675@DIGDIST/BATTLEST/FREEWAY to Kendb3 on Thu Apr 2 10:07:00 2015
    Re: Re: Interlord
    By: Digital Man to KenDB3 on Thu Apr 02 2015 12:00 am

    Make sure you have pkunzip.exe and pkzip.exe in your main
    Interlord directory or in your system path.

    Sorry to hijack, but I have a question. I see the phrase System Path
    every now and then, and I am never sure if that means my OS (Ex:
    C:\Windows or C:\Windows\System32), or does that mean my BBS's System
    Path (Ex: C:\sbbs or C:\sbbs\exec)?

    In the above context ("make sure pk*zip.exe is ... in your system path"), it means that those files (pk*zip.exe) need to exist in a directory that is in your system's search path for executables. This path is represented (in Windows and *nix OSes) with the "PATH" environment variable. On Windows, you can view your current path from a command prompt by typing "PATH". The directories in your system search path will be separated by semicolons (on Windows). You can add a directory to your system search path on Windows via Control Panel->System->Advanced->Environment Variables->System Variables and editing the "PATH" variable there.

    It makes is so that no matter what directory you're in, you can type "pkzip" and your computer will be able to find the program if it exists in one of the folders in your PATH.

    For example, I put all my DOS Compression programs in C:\ZIP folder and that folder is in my PATH.

    path=c:\zip;c:;c:\notepad++;... etc

    This is old school DOS Stuff, Works with Windows prgs as well, if I enter npp followed by the name of a file it opens the file in Notepad++.

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  • From KenDB3@DIGDIST/BATTLEST/FREEWAY to Digital Man on Thu Apr 2 14:21:00 2015
    Sorry to hijack, but I have a question. I see the phrase System Path every now and then, and I am never sure if that means my OS (Ex: C:\Windows or C:\Windows\System32), or does that mean my BBS's System Path (Ex: C:\sbbs or C:\sbbs\exec)?

    My best guess was that it meant C:\sbbs\exec, but I would really really love to know for sure what this means.

    In the above context ("make sure pk*zip.exe is ... in your system path"), it means that those files (pk*zip.exe) need to exist in a directory that is in your system's search path for executables. This path is represented (in Windows and *nix OSes) with the "PATH" environment variable. On Windows, you can view your current path from a command prompt by typing "PATH". The directories in your system search path will be separated by semicolons (on Windows). You can add a directory to your system search path on Windows via Control Panel->System->Advanced->Environment Variables->System Variables and editing the "PATH" variable there.


    Thank you very very much DM! That clarifies things greatly for me.

    ~KenDB3

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  • From Underminer@DIGDIST/BATTLEST/FREEWAY to Accession on Thu Apr 2 12:30:00 2015
    Re: Re: Interlord
    By: Accession to Underminer on Sun Mar 29 2015 16:48:30

    Hello Underminer,

    On 29 Mar 15 00:03, Underminer wrote to All:

    Anybody had some experience with this IGM?
    I'm having a strange issue that every time I try running the maint
    inbound, it throws an error that it cannot open frombbs.dat

    Any thoughts out there?

    Make sure you have pkunzip.exe and pkzip.exe in your main Interlord directory or in your system path.

    Actually looks like it might have been due to an existing frombbs.dat file being present and attribed as read only. Changed that and it seems to work. Thanks though.

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  • From KenDB3@DIGDIST/BATTLEST/FREEWAY to Android8675 on Fri Apr 3 09:58:00 2015
    Re: Re: Interlord
    By: Digital Man to KenDB3 on Thu Apr 02 2015 12:00 am

    Make sure you have pkunzip.exe and pkzip.exe in your main
    Interlord directory or in your system path.

    Sorry to hijack, but I have a question. I see the phrase System Path
    every now and then, and I am never sure if that means my OS (Ex:
    C:\Windows or C:\Windows\System32), or does that mean my BBS's System
    Path (Ex: C:\sbbs or C:\sbbs\exec)?

    In the above context ("make sure pk*zip.exe is ... in your system path"), it means that those files (pk*zip.exe) need to exist in a directory that is in your system's search path for executables. This path is represented (in Windows and *nix OSes) with the "PATH" environment variable. On Windows, you can view your current path from a command prompt by typing "PATH". The directories in your system search path will be separated by semicolons (on Windows). You can add a directory to your system search path on Windows via Control Panel->System->Advanced->Environment Variables->System Variables and editing the "PATH" variable there.

    It makes is so that no matter what directory you're in, you can type "pkzip" and your computer will be able to find the program if it exists in one of the folders in your PATH.

    For example, I put all my DOS Compression programs in C:\ZIP folder and that folder is in my PATH.

    path=c:\zip;c:;c:\notepad++;... etc

    This is old school DOS Stuff, Works with Windows prgs as well, if I enter npp followed by the name of a file it opens the file in Notepad++.

    Thank you so much. All the info I can get is good. I've been re-learning a lot of the old DOS stuff since setting up SBBS. Some things are just so foreign that sometimes I *think* I know what is being talked about, and really its something entirely different. But, it's fun to learn!

    ~KenDB3

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