Re: WordPerfect 8 still lives
> 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.
No, I just checked and unfortunately there's no such package on my CD. Note
that my CD doesn't say "Deluxe", just "Corel WordPerfect 8 for Linux".
> 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.
I would have thought so, yes. But xlibs 4.3 conflicts with xlib6, and there
has to be a reason for this. An API incompatibility between the new and
old versions sounds like a likely reason to me.
> 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>.
No, because I don't have xlib6g installed. 'apt-cache show' shows me the
$ apt-cache depends xlibs | grep xlib6
So this is pretty straightforward. And in fact, when I upgraded to xlibs
4.3, it forced me to uninstall xlib6.
When I first installed WP8 a year ago, I made notes about what I had to do
to get it to run. My notes say that I needed to install the following
packages: libc5, xlib6, and xpm4.7, all from oldlibs.
Sorry to be such a downer, Bruce. I do appreciate your help.
OTOH, at least some people are apparently running WP8 with xlibs 4.3. So I
guess I have to find the right combination somehow. I wonder what's
different about that wp-full .deb.