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Re: ia32-libs alternatives

David Mosberger wrote:
> Bob Proulx said:
>   Bob> Any application which needs files rooted in / will not find them.
> If you use /emul/ia32-linux/ instead of /woody-ia32, you don't need
> any of this symlink magic.  For x86 apps, the kernel will
> automatically check for a file in /emul/ia32-linux before trying to
> open it starting from root.  (Details are in my book on page 464.)

Thank you for educating me about that feature.  It sounds very nice
and makes sense.  It would certainly make maintaining legacy
applications that much easier.  But unfortunately when I tried it just
now it did not function.

And since I always laugh whenever I see the message from openoffice I
just have to share it.

  openoffice.org: Damnit! I can't find OpenOffice's user files. Did you break
  the /etc/openoffice/autoresponse.conf file manually ?
  This file should contain DESTINATIONPATH

With the symlink in place in /etc it starts up just fine.  But without
it and only with the path under /emul it does not.  Did I spell the
path correctly?  Just to be pedantic, here is a cut-n-paste of the
path I am using.

  ls -ldo /emul/ia32-linux/etc/openoffice/autoresponse.conf
  -rw-r--r-- 1 root 166 Sep 9 10:58 /emul/ia32-linux/etc/openoffice/autoresponse.conf

Any clues?


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