[Idle-dev] idle 1.0.2 cannot bind (again) to port 8833 w/python 2.3.3

Al Schapira a.d.schapira at worldnet.att.net
Thu Feb 26 17:01:05 EST 2004

Yes, killing oafd enabled idle to start with subprocesses.
This is what was running:

 oafd --ac-activate --ior-output-fd=12

It did not restart.  Based on the man page, its for CORBA, Orbit, OAF
and/or Bonobo.  Since I don't know what any of those are, I'm not sure I
need it.  Can you elaborate?

Does killing oafd shed any light on what the problem with idle really


On Thu, 2004-02-26 at 16:45, Neal Norwitz wrote:
> On Thu, Feb 26, 2004 at 04:24:47PM -0500, Al Schapira wrote:
> > Thanks Neal,
> > Attached is the output of netstat -atnp (as root) but I don't see 8833
> > there.  Idle still fails to bind to 8833 as before.
> > Proto Recv-Q Send-Q Local Address           Foreign Address         State       PID/Program name   
> > tcp        0      0*               LISTEN      30657/oafd          
> You should be able to kill 30657 (or kill `pidof oafd`) which is the
> GNOME Object Activation Daemon.  I believe this is restarted
> automatically if you are still running GNOME.  Just to be safe, you
> can do a ps auxww | grep oafd before killing it, so you can restart it
> manually if necessary.
> Neal

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