[ic] debian install error port 8786 what does this mean?

Bill Beecham natincom at nativeamericanwebdesign.com
Sat Aug 12 16:34:34 EDT 2006

Hello all,

I'm trying to install IC from the tarball and during the process of
running the config it makes all the files and apparently tests. During
this it gives me the messages that the ic server was probably not
running, port 8786 is being blocked by your isp or some other mechanism.
This is a most perplexing error as I have been all through the messages
here and cannot find a definitive answer. What exactly, besides the
obvious, does this error mean? Does it mean that it really needs port
8786 open in order to install? 8786 is for message clients. I'm
confused. I was able to get the debian packages to install and run but I
have no way of  telling it to use mysql and letting it create the
database structure. I need to be able to do this manually where it asks
me the root user and pw for mysql etc.

I've done this before without any problems whatsoever on a freeBSD
machine, but I am now stuck with working with debian. Any help or
insight would be appreciated!



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