• golded.cfg

    From ALAN@1:123/140 to ALL on Wed Jan 23 13:43:12 2019
    When I try to run the windows32 version of Golded it comes up with a
    statement that golded.cfg is not found.

    I cannot find that file.

    Can someone help me?

    Alan
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  • From Ben Ritchey@1:393/68 to Alan on Wed Jan 23 13:41:12 2019
    * An ongoing debate between ALAN and ALL rages on ...

    When I try to run the windows32 version of Golded it comes up with a statement that golded.cfg is not found.
    I cannot find that file.
    Can someone help me?

    Switch to your Golded home directory and type "golded.exe -install" follow prompts :)


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    GoldED+/W32-MSVC 1.1.5-g20180902
    Copyright (C) 1990-2005 Odinn Sorensen, Alexander Aganichev, Jacobo Tarrio,

    Stas Degteff and others -------------------------------------------------------------------------------



    Invocation: golded.exe [-options] [keystacking]

    -C<configfile> Use a different configuration file. -D Disable old

    obsolete configuration keywords. -E=<echoid> -E<echoid> Start directly in the specified mail area. -EXPORTSOUP Export SOUP packets during startup. -F

    or -FF Force recompile of most (or all with -FF) configuration files. -H

    Command line help (this message).
    -INSTALL[=path] Start the quick install procedure. Look in path, if given. -IMPORTSOUP Import SOUP packets during startup. -M Mute sounds. Disables all noises in GoldED+. -N Disable share-compatible file opens during startup. -NOSCAN Temporarily disable

    area scan during startup. -P Increase/decrease program priority to

    run faster/slower. -Q Don't print information messages at config load time (Quiet mode). -S<sortspec> Sorts all mail areas according to the sort specs.

    -T<seconds> Set a timeout value. GoldED+ will auto-exit after timeout. -V or -VV Verbose or Very verbose (-VV) config compile. Use -VV to debug. -W

    Write a GOLDAREA.INC file with AREADEF's of all mail areas. -X

    Debug messages in status line. -Y Debug log: function calls trace.

    -Z<level> Debug log with level <level>, default is level 1.
    Any non-option parameter is stuffed into the keyboard buffer.
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  • From Alan Beck@1:229/426.36 to Ben Ritchey on Thu Jan 24 09:06:01 2019

    The Golded gedwin said it could not find any supporting software and then started to ask for stuff.

    I am using DBRIDGE and I cannot find any kind of AREAS.BBS file in that software.

    Anyone help me.

    Also, I went to C:\Golded to initiate

    Gedwin -install and it returned "Could not find any supported software, try another path"

    Should I have tried to use the root directory "C:\Golded\gedwin -install"?

    Anyone help?

    Nick Andre is busy.

    Alan◄
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    When I try to run the windows32 version of Golded it comes up with a statement that golded.cfg is not found.
    I cannot find that file.
    Can someone help me?

    Switch to your Golded home directory and type "golded.exe -install"
    follow
    prompts :)


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    GoldED+/W32-MSVC 1.1.5-g20180902
    Copyright (C) 1990-2005 Odinn Sorensen, Alexander Aganichev, Jacobo
    Tarrio,
    Stas Degteff and others ------------------------------------------------------------------------- ------


    Invocation: golded.exe [-options] [keystacking]

    -C<configfile> Use a different configuration file. -D
    Disable old
    obsolete configuration keywords. -E=<echoid> -E<echoid> Start
    directly in
    the specified mail area. -EXPORTSOUP Export SOUP packets during
    startup. -F
    or -FF Force recompile of most (or all with -FF) configuration
    files. -H
    Command line help (this message).
    -INSTALL[=path] Start the quick install procedure. Look in path, if
    given.
    -IMPORTSOUP Import SOUP packets during startup. -M Mute sounds. Disables all noises in GoldED+. -N Disable share-compatible file opens during startup. -NOSCAN Temporarily disable
    area scan during startup. -P Increase/decrease program
    priority to
    run faster/slower. -Q Don't print information messages at config load
    time
    (Quiet mode). -S<sortspec> Sorts all mail areas according to the sort specs.
    -T<seconds> Set a timeout value. GoldED+ will auto-exit after
    timeout. -V
    or -VV Verbose or Very verbose (-VV) config compile. Use -VV to
    debug. -W
    Write a GOLDAREA.INC file with AREADEF's of all mail areas. -X

    Debug messages in status line. -Y Debug log: function calls
    trace.
    -Z<level> Debug log with level <level>, default is level 1.
    Any non-option parameter is stuffed into the keyboard buffer.
    === Cut ===

    .- Keep the faith, --------------------------------------------------.
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    `--| | | |-- -------------------------------------------------'

    ... I have to file an environmental impact statement when I make salsa.
    --- GoldED+/W32-MSVC v1.1.5-g20180902 + MIS v1.12 A42 2018/12/30 23:39:36
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  • From Kai Richter@2:240/77 to Alan Beck on Thu Jan 24 18:32:12 2019
    Hello Alan!

    24 Jan 19, Alan Beck wrote to Ben Ritchey:

    I am using DBRIDGE and I cannot find any kind of AREAS.BBS file in
    that software.

    Anyone help me.

    The golded documentation of mine from 1995 have references to dbridge and how to use golded for it.

    Golded have a split file distribution. Source code, executables, sample configs
    and documentation is provided by different archives.

    I recommend to look for that archives where you got your golded.

    Regards

    Kai

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  • From Ben Ritchey@1:393/68 to Alan Beck on Thu Jan 24 12:25:21 2019
    * An ongoing debate between Alan Beck and Ben Ritchey rages on ...

    Also, I went to C:\Golded to initiate
    Gedwin -install and it returned "Could not find any supported
    software, try another path"

    It's been so long since I ran it {chuckle} but maybe try specifying the path to

    D'Bridge as in:

    gedwin -install=DBPath (specify DB home path for "DBPath")

    -INSTALL[=path] Start the quick install procedure. Look in path, if
    given.


    Note:
    ______________________________________________________________________

    GoldED 2.50 - Installation Instructions ______________________________________________________________________


    ______________________________________________________________________

    QUICK INSTALL FOR FIRST-TIME USERS

    GoldED contains an ultra-simple install feature. It will try to detect
    what other mail software you have installed, and will automatically
    build a simple configuration file from what it finds. If the
    auto-detect is successful, you don't have to write a single line of configuration to get started with GoldED!

    First, create a directory (for example C:\MAIL\GOLDED) and unpack the distribution archive(s) to the directory.

    If you have one of the programs listed below, GoldED can auto-detect
    and use their configurations:

    D'Bridge, Dutchie, Ezycom, FastEcho, FidoPCB, FMail, FrontDoor,
    GEcho, IMAIL, InterMail, LoraBBS, Maximus, ME2, Opus, PCBoard,
    Portal, ProBoard, QFront, QuickBBS, RaEcho, RemoteAccess, Squish,
    SuperBBS, timEd, Terminate (TMAIL), TosScan, WMail, XMail.
    Stand-alone AREAS.BBS files are also supported.

    Note that some versions of these programs may not be supported because
    they are very old or very new. Also, some program support have only
    been implemented very recently and may be untested or may not have
    been tested in a real-life setup.

    If you have one or more of these programs installed, run GoldED with
    parameter /INSTALL. When detecting programs, GoldED will search
    environment variables and the current directory for signs of the
    programs. If this fails, try adding a path to the program you want
    GoldED to find, like this: /INSTALL=<path>.

    GoldED will, as a minimum, try to get the first defined username and
    address, an originline and any mail area it can find. If any of it was
    not found after completed detection, GoldED will prompt you for the
    missing information.

    After completed detection and/or prompting, GoldED will create a
    GOLDED.CFG file containing the information it found and then start.
    You can use this simple configuration file as a starting point and add
    to it when you start exploring the more advanced features.

    This is an example of a very simple install:

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    USERNAME Odinn Sorensen
    ADDRESS 2:236/77.1
    AREADEF NETMAIL "Netmails" 0 Net Opus C:\MAIL\NETMAIL\
    AREAFILE AreasBBS C:\MAIL\AREAS.BBS
    === Cut ===

    The absolute minimum that GoldED must have to start, is a USERNAME, an
    ADDRESS and at least one mail area, defined using AREA, AREADEF or
    AREAFILE. If the username and address can be found in another programs configuration, an AREAFILE is all that is needed.


    ______________________________________________________________________

    QUICK INSTALL FOR USERS UPGRADING FROM A PREVIOUS VERSION

    You should be able to drop-in the new *.EXE files (and the new
    GOLDHELP.CFG file) to replace your old files and get going right away.
    Don't forget to keep a backup of your old *.EXE and *.CFG files, in
    case you are not satisfied or there are problems with this beta.

    It must be noted that although this release has been in beta for
    years, there have been many recent changes that have not been
    extensively tested with all possible configurations and combinations
    of options. Bugs may have been introduced that could cause an existing configuration to fail in mysterious and frustrating ways, with
    lockups, crashes, exception errors etc.

    If you have problems using this beta with your existing configuration,
    please try to install it in a separate directory using the simple
    install procedure described above for first-time users. If you use a
    GOLDED environment variable, don't forget to remove it or change the
    path! If the problems go away when using the simple configuration,
    please try to determine which part or parts of your existing
    configuration that is causing problems. Comment out keywords one by
    one until the problem goes away, or add keywords to the simple install
    from your existing configuration until it fails. If lockups or crashes
    occur before the startup screen comes up, try to run GoldED with
    parameters -FF -VV and note how far it gets when processing your
    configuration. Please report your findings in the GoldED support or
    beta echoes or direct to the author.


    ______________________________________________________________________
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    --- GoldED+/W32-MSVC v1.1.5-g20180902 + Mystic v1.12 A42 2018/12/30 23:39:36
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