freeside 1.4.0 New Install problem with bin/fs-setup

dwbrown at dwbrown at
Sun May 4 08:25:14 PDT 2003

Hello freeside ml gurus, I am attempting a freeside 1.4.0 install downloaded 
from: LATEST. Various environment and architecture specs follow:
mod_perl 1.27 installed as DSO 

Apache Server Status for
Server Version: Apache/1.3.27 (Unix) mod_ssl/2.8.12 OpenSSL/0.9.6g PHP/4.0.6
Server Built: Mar 28 2003 15:19:57
Current Time: Sunday, 04-May-2003 09:10:14 CDT
Restart Time: Friday, 02-May-2003 21:40:14 CDT
Parent Server Generation: 4
Server uptime: 1 day 11 hours 30 minutes 

rh 7.2 

Summary of my perl5 (revision 5.0 version 6 subversion 0) configuration:
   osname=linux, osvers=2.4.6-3.1enterprise, archname=i386-linux
   uname='linux 2.4.6-3.1enterprise #1 smp tue 
jul 24 14:03:17 edt 2001 i686 unknown '
   config_args='-des -Doptimize=-O2 -march=i386 -mcpu=i686 -Dcc=gcc 
 -Dcccdlflags=-fPIC -Dinstallprefix=/usr -Dprefix=/usr -Darchname=i386-linux 
 -Dd_dosuid -Dd_semctl_semun -Di_db -Di_ndbm -Di_gdbm -Di_shadow -Di_syslog 
 -Dman3ext=3pm -Uuselargefiles'
   Linker and Libraries:
   ld='gcc', ldflags =' -L/usr/local/lib'
   libpth=/usr/local/lib /lib /usr/lib
   libs=-lnsl -ldl -lm -lc -lcrypt
   libc=/lib/, so=so, useshrplib=false, libperl=libperl.a
 Dynamic Linking:
   dlsrc=dl_dlopen.xs, dlext=so, d_dlsymun=undef, ccdlflags='-rdynamic'
   cccdlflags='-fPIC', lddlflags='-shared -L/usr/local/lib' 

Characteristics of this binary (from libperl):
 Compile-time options:
 Built under linux
 Compiled at Aug  9 2001 22:48:52

postgresql: 7.3.2 

DBI and DBD perl mods installed via CPAN. 

I have followed the freeside New Install AFAIK verbatim and all milestones 
passed ok.
The step to create the database tables: bin/fs-setup is failing. I can 
connect to the
database through psql with the same user and password. I have created to 
admin users
and passwords using: 

freeside-adduser -c -h /usr/local/etc/freeside/htpasswd freeside 


freeside-adduser -h /usr/local/etc/freeside/htpasswd <other> 

both users can connect using psql: 

sh-2.05$ ./psql
Welcome to psql 7.3.2, the PostgreSQL interactive terminal. 

Type:  \copyright for distribution terms
      \h for help with SQL commands
      \? for help on internal slash commands
      \g or terminate with semicolon to execute query
      \q to quit 


I have read the manual and searched google using the following error message 
in parts as keywords only to get one google result with the same error 
condition I am experiencing. 

The following command line freeside install sequence is invoked with the 
following results: 

sh-2.05$ bin/fs-setup freeside 

Freeside tracks the RADIUS User-Name, check attribute Password and
reply attribute Framed-IP-Address for each user.  You can specify additional
check and reply attributes (or you can add them later with the
fs-radius-add-check and fs-radius-add-reply programs). 

First enter any additional RADIUS check attributes you need to track for 
user, separated by whitespace.

Now enter any additional reply attributes you need to track for each user,
separated by whitespace.

Do you wish to enable the tracking of a second, separate shipping/service
: [y/N]:
Use of uninitialized value in concatenation (.) at 
/usr/lib/perl5/site_perl/5.6.0/i386-linux/ line 577.
DBI connect('host=localhost;dbname=freeside','freeside',...) failed:  at 
/usr/lib/perl5/site_perl/5.6.0/FS/ line 88
DBI->connect error: could not connect to server: Connection refused

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