Re: WordPerfect 8 still lives
> I alerted Daniel Stone to this issue in December; I also found
> that the solution is to rewrite the file /var/lib/dpkg/status to
> remove the dependency of the package wp-full to xlib6g. The
> files previously in that package are now provided by another
> package, and I have been running wp 8 this way for nearly 2
I don't follow. First, I don't have a wp-full package, and I don't have a
reference to one either. I installed WP8 from a Corel CD.
Second, the problem I see is:
- KDE 3.2 needs xlibs 4.3.
- xlibs 4.3 conflicts with xlib6.
- WP8 needs xlib6.
In order to install KDE 3.2 I had to uninstall xlib6, and now when I try to
run WP I get
/opt/wp8/wpbin/xwp: can't load library 'libXt.so.6'
Of course there are other versions of libXt.so.6 in my system, e.g. from
xlibs. But it's the old version from xlib6 that WP needs.
Hendrik Sattler pointed out to me in email that I should get around the
package conflicts by manually installing the files from the xlib6 package
somewhere else on my system, so that WP can use them. Then probably set
LD_RUN_PATH to tell WP where to find them. I'll try this, and post the
solution if I get it to work.