• Subject: Re: Setting up tn5250
  • From: Scott Klement <klemscot@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 18 Aug 2000 16:09:37 -0500 (CDT)

Hi Chris,

On Fri, 18 Aug 2000, Chris Whisonant wrote:

> Thank you Scott!  I'm definitely making some progress, but I have a couple of
> more questions to expect from a newbie..
> Is the configuration file you're talking about "tn5250-config"?  If so, where
> do I put the following?

No, "tn5250-config" is not a configuration file.  Rather, it can be used
to determine which libraries are required to link programs to the tn5250
shared libraries.   Similar in nature to "glib-config"

The configuration file that I'm referring to is ~/.tn5250rc  Which is
used for storing tn5250 configuration.  Though, I don't remember what
version of tn5250 it first appeared in?   (0.15.9?)

If you're using an older version (did you say 15.8?) then you need to 
do it from the command line.

type "tn5250" at the command prompt (by itself) and see what options it
lists.  If the options are things like -m for map, and -s for session,
then you're using the old-style setup.   if you've got things like
"map=" or "env.DEVNAME=" then you're using a newer one.

> This is what I type in my terminal window, right?
> > 
> > then type:
> > xt5250 conn1 &
> > xt5250 conn2 &
> > xt5250 conn3 &

That would be for the new-style config options.   For the old style, you'd 
do it like this:

xt5250 -s dsp01 as400-1.mydomain.com &
xt5250 -s dsp02 as400.somewhereelse.org &
xt5250 -s dsp44 &

> I sort of randomly put in the part about conn1{.....} in the
> tn5250-config file and it will just bring up a blank screen.  I still
> have the defaule xt5250 script file that looks for host, and then will
> prompt for one if not found.  Do I need to edit this to use the
> "conn1"?
> Thanks,
> Chris Whisonant

No... you don't need to change xt5250 to choose which host to connect to.

I just have no concept of when Mr. Felice introduced the new-style config
options :)  I'm so used to them, that I just about forgot about the old
way of doing it.

There have been a lot of bug fixes since 0.15.8, it may be worth your
while to upgrade.

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