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Re: WordPerfect 8 still lives

On February 20, 2004 05:31, Andrew Schulman wrote:
> > 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
> > months.
> 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
> /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.

Andrew, if you have a Corel CD, you should have the package wp-full. 
That is the name of the .deb package on the CD, to be precise, on my 
old Corel Linux OS Deluxe CDs from 2000.

Linux does its utmost to avoid the ".DLL hell" of Windows through its 
conventions for naming and numbering libraries. Thus we should be able 
to get by with the version provided by libXT6.

By the way, the package that is causing the problem is "xlib6g". Not the 
final "g". I found these details with "apt-cache show <packagename>.

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