[Sugar-devel] [IAEP] Collaboration on ubuntu

Morgan Collett morgan.collett
Mon Nov 24 08:50:27 EST 2008

On Mon, Nov 24, 2008 at 15:30, Luke Faraone <luke at laptop.org> wrote:
> On Sun, Nov 23, 2008 at 23:35, victor rajewski <askvictor at gmail.com> wrote:
>> First up, sorry if this isn't the place for this discussion, but I
>> understand that specialised discussion lists are still evolving...
>> I've been attempting to set up a sugar network on a classroom of PCs
>> running ubuntu intrepid, to let students (young and old) have a play with
>> it. It installs and runs nicely, but the computers can't see each other in
>> the neighbourhood view. Running "avahi-browse -a -t" on one computers shows
>> other computers present with an iChat presence, which I understand means
>> that there is a problem with salut? I'm not sure where to go from here.
>> Running a jabber server would be the easiest way forward, but I'm more
>> interested in fixing this bug than a workaround.
> Sugar does not support autodiscovery over a local LAN, AFAICT. The only
> autodiscovery use case that is supported was 802.11s on the XO; all other
> groups will have to make use of a Jabber Server.

Link local collaboration uses telepathy-salut which in turn uses avahi
for mdns. It certainly works without the "mesh network" - on wireless
or wired LANs.

It seems the avahi layer is working fine.

To get to the bottom of this we need to enable some debug logging.
Please run the following command to run Sugar (in a window) with the
logging enabled:

GIBBER_DEBUG=all sugar-emulator

Then you should find the following files in ~/.sugar/default/logs:
presenceservice.log and telepathy-salut.log

Please make those files available by creating a ticket on
http://dev.sugarlabs.org and attaching the files. Please state in the
ticket what works and what doesn't (You can see the avahi entries, you
can't see the others in Neighborhood view) and let us know the ticket


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