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Re: Broken applications: Could we be honest?

I posted the same initial message on the three sites I thought were
appropriate. My plea for honesty was a measure of frustration with
what should be well-established packages. It turns out that in the newer
distros, the structure of /usr/X11R6 has changed dramatically enough
that it broke a .cshrc file that had worked for five years. 

Art Edwards

On Wed, Jul 12, 2006 at 10:18:40PM +0200, Thierry Chatelet wrote:
> Ozzy Lash wrote:
> >On 7/12/06, Art Edwards <edwardsa@afrl.kirtland.af.mil> wrote:
> >>The point is that they do not work exactly fine. For ddd, the console 
> >>at the bottom is dead.
> >>The keyboard fails. For grace(xmgrace) the same symptom is present in 
> >>all
> >>text boxes. This appears to be a pretty general problem because the 
> >>same is true for
> >>Fedora Core 5, but not for Fedora Core 4. I have compiled xmgrace 
> >>from sources and
> >>I have the same problem. I have done some looking and this problem 
> >>surfaced
> >>several years ago on a cygwin list.
> >>Just for the record, when I invoke xmgrace from the command line, I 
> >>receive many errors like this:
> >>
> >>Warning: String to TranslationTable conversion encountered errors
> >>Warning: translation table syntax error: Unknown keysym name:  osfHelp
> >>
> >>I get exactly the same set from ddd. Again, this is true for AMD64 
> >>for both Debian and for Fedora Core 5.
> >>
> >>
> >>Art Edwards
> >
> >I did a google search for "Warning: String to TranslationTable
> >conversion encountered errors" and found this link:
> >
> >http://www.ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=82087
> >
> >With the following suggestion:
> >The answer is:
> >
> >export XKEYSYMDB=/usr/share/X11/XKeysymDB
> >
> >
> >This is also needed to get the grace package to work right on Breezy, 
> >BTW.
> >
> >
> >Hope this helps
> >
> >
> What is that honesty things invading all news group from Debian?
> Please answer only to the list the mail is originating. On top, I am 
> wondering why we have so many ' tell the truth mail lately.
> Thierry
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