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Title: iPerf
Post by: Electrode101 on August 28, 2015, 10:54:23 AM
Has anybody managed to install iPerf on DSL.

I'm having dependency problems.

can't install/update libc6, libstdc++6, multiarch-support, libgcc1.

has anybody managed or even tried to get iPerf running.

if so it would make DSL the perfect companion to run along GNS3/VMware and other testing projects.

regards

Electrode101


Title: Re: iPerf
Post by: CNK on August 28, 2015, 11:03:15 PM
If you're trying to install using apt-get, that system is rather broken with DSL. There is no Debian package of iPerf for Debian Woody (3), the version of Debian with which DSL is compatible, however there is one for the following version "Sarge" (http://archive.debian.net/sarge/iperf). To get that to install, you would first need to install the "libc6.dsl" and "gcc1.dsl" extensions from the MyDSL respository, then use dpkg (with the "--force" switch) to manually load the Sarge package.

The only dependency I'm not sure about is libstdc++5 as I can't tell exactly what version comes with DSL, but I think you'll probably be lucky. It's possible the ".dsl" packages aren't actually required either, if the packages list on the DSL website hasn't been updated for the last releases.

If that doesn't work, or you want the latest version, then you'll have to build from source. There aren't many dependencies with this program, so that shouldn't be too hard, but check if it mentions any incompatibility with kernel versions as early as 2.4 which is used by DSL. See the wiki page about making a "tar.gz" extension for a description of the compiling process.


Title: Re: iPerf
Post by: Electrode101 on September 01, 2015, 09:17:23 AM
Thanks CNK,

it's working perfectly,

it runs with a slight performance hit at 16Mb Ram. but runs at full speed on 32Mb Ram. Great Work DSL and CNK


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