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Restart an unresponsive Timbuktu host via SSH
Authored by: jdmuys on Nov 15, '05 03:05:27AM

open doesn't really work, because it will indeed launch Timbuktu, but Timbuktu will request the administrator password on the remote machine screen, and will be stuck there.

Is there a way in general to launch an administrator app with the admin password on the command line?

I tried 'sudo open...' but it didn't work (MacOS X 10.4.3).

J-D



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Restart an unresponsive Timbuktu host via SSH
Authored by: msilverman on Nov 15, '05 08:49:18AM
To restart a crashed Timbuktu host from the SSH command line (or to start Timbuktu if it simply isn't running for whatever reason) you can use the built-in TimbuktuInstaller tool, which is part of the Timbuktu application package.

This is the syntax if Timbuktu is located in the usual place:

sudo '/Applications/Timbuktu Pro/Timbuktu Pro.app/Contents/SharedSupport/TimbuktuInstaller' '/Applications/Timbuktu Pro/Timbuktu Pro.app'

basically the command is "path to the TimbuktuInstaller tool" followed by "Path to the Timbuktu app package"

The TimbuktuInstaller tool is the "official" way to start the Timbuktu host, and it is actually the thing which Timbuktu's Push service uses to work its magic.

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Restart an unresponsive Timbuktu host via SSH
Authored by: jordan314 on Feb 20, '06 03:54:24PM

I just wanted to say that this last comment is what actually worked for me with timbuktu 8.5. Sweet! Thanks!!
(Again the command is:)
sudo '/Applications/Timbuktu Pro/Timbuktu Pro.app/Contents/SharedSupport/TimbuktuInstaller' '/Applications/Timbuktu Pro/Timbuktu Pro.app'

(Timbuktu outputs in the command line:)
Replacing existing host.
Launching /Applications/Timbuktu Pro/Timbuktu Pro.app/Contents/SharedSupport/Timbuktu Host.app/Contents/MacOS/Timbuktu Host with bootstrap port 8707.
Waiting for host to come up.
Host came up.
Installing StartupItem or SystemLoginItem.
Installer exiting.



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