[Yazlist] ruby-zoom no longer able to connect to Zebra

Mike Taylor mike at indexdata.com
Fri Aug 5 10:32:09 CEST 2011


Walter, many thanks for chasing this so assiduously.  It's rotten that
you had to wade through so much complexity here, but great that you
did it :-)  Could you possibly summarise your conclusions in a few
sentences?  Thanks again -- Mike.



On 5 August 2011 08:44, Walter McGinnis <walter at katipo.co.nz> wrote:
> On Aug 4, 2011, at 9:18 AM, Walter McGinnis wrote:
>
>> On Aug 3, 2011, at 12:11 PM, Walter McGinnis wrote:
>>
>>> Hi again,
>>>
>>> Ok, I found the problem. Or more accurately a workaround that allows me to get things working.
>>>
>>> Turns out, at least on Debian Lenny, that unlike zoomsh and yaz-client, when running ruby-zoom's Zoom::Connection#connect specifying 'localhost' wouldn't even hit the Zebra instance (well, nothing noted in log) whereas '127.0.0.1' works fine.
>>>
>>> The problem exists in YAZ 4.2.6 in combination with a recently updated Debian Lenny install.
>>>
>>> I know that as late as YAZ 4.0.11 this wasn't a problem on Debian Lenny (though I can't be positive that it was all the way up to date).
>>>
>>> It is very weird to me that it is specific to ruby-zoom and isn't a problem with yaz-client or zoomsh. Maybe an issue with updated Debian Lenny? Maybe something in YAZ?
>>>
>>
>> Turns out it isn't an issue with Squeeze though. So I guess it was a quirk of the various combination of YAZ and Debian Lenny updated to a certain point.
>>
>> Oh well, off to upgrade things to Squeeze.
>
> Well I have to qualify that. For a host upgraded to Squeeze from latest Lenny, it can occur. It just doesn't happen from a clean install of Squeeze.
>
> I've got a reversible workaround in place for Kete instances where this is a problem, so I'm not going to dig into it further. By posting here, hopefully I'll prevent others from spending as much time as I have trying to find this issue.
>
> Cheers,
> Walter
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