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Bug#61767: marked as done (xviewg: Very strange behaviour of application using xview libraries.)

Your message dated Sun, 21 Aug 2011 22:55:39 +0000
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and subject line probably in the non-debian binary
has caused the Debian Bug report #61767,
regarding xviewg: Very strange behaviour of application using xview libraries.
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Package: xviewg
Version: 3.2p1.4-9
Severity: wishlist

I am not sure if this is a bug in xview or in the application. There is 
something VERY strange I don't know how to explain.

There is a free-ish symbolic math software named MuPAD (www.mupad.de). The 
Linux versions can be downloded from ftp.mupad.de. It is NOT open source, 
but most of mathematical algorithms in it are available for reading. The 
math kernel however is only binary.

There are several binaries for Linux all dependent on xview and most of 
them have some problem under Debian. I had many problems for years with 
this program, but today I encountered something which I can't explain and 
I feel like I just met an alien... :-|

I downloaded the SuSe compatible libc2.1 binary and installed it in 
/usr/local.  It does not work on ANY Window manager except olvwm (I did 
not test olwm).  I installed according with instructions.  then in 
Enlightenment from ANY terminal window I write xmupad and problems come 
and I have to kill it.  This was tested from Eterm, rxvt, xterm, bash 
...  ANY.

Then I started olvwm. From Eterm win xmupad does not start well. Then 
somehow  I decided to test from rxvt. And it started OK. It works also 
from bash win, xterm....

Note: This version of xmupad is part of Suse and apparently works also on 
Mandrake and RedHat.  But it has problems in Debian.  That's why I 
suspect something wrong in Debian.  

I see this kind of problem for the first time in my "computer life" - 
some X program starts from one term window and not from other and does 
not start at all from some Window manager and this problem is only in 

It has something to do with xview libs, but I don't know what. Please, 
check this and if you find the problem interesting write to these guys and 
possibly help them to create Debian compatible binary. There are not so 
many free active software packages for computer algebra.

Thank you!

-- System Information
Debian Release: woody
Kernel Version: Linux antoinette 2.2.14 #1 Tue Mar 28 01:16:04 KST 2000 i686 unknown

Versions of the packages xviewg depends on:
ii  libc6          2.1.3-7        GNU C Library: Shared libraries and Timezone
ii  xlib6g         3.3.6-6        shared libraries required by X clients

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closing this ancient bug that was almost certainly in the non-debian
binary.  If you can't get source and compile againt the debian packages,
then try to get an unlinked version and link with the debian libraries.

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