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Re: Installing WordPerfect 8.0 in woody

On Thu, 3 Apr 2003 at 9:02pm, Teemu Luojola wrote:

:A couple of years ago Corel gave free downloads of WordPerfect 8.0 for 
:linux. I still have the original packet, and I'm trying to install it in 
:woody. That is not, however, so simple. WP can only be installed with 
:the Runme script provided in the packet, and it requires older libraries 
:like libc5 and such. Woody has newer ones, and this results in 
:unsuccesful installation.
: From a site concerning WP8 installation issues, I read that I should 
:(temporarily? Does only installation need these libraries, or are they 
:needed in runtime?) copy the older libraries in the place of the newer 
:etc. etc., but since I'm not quite sure about how safe it is, I'm trying 
:to find another way to install it first.

Don't do that!  Install libc5 (apt-get install libc5) which is provided
for older binaries compiled against it.

:- Is it safe to temporarily downgrade the libraries through Debian 
:package management system, like apt-get? Is the process like this: 
:downgrade libraries, install WP, upgrade libraries again?

That wouldn't work.  WP8 is compiled against the older libraries.

You may need some other older libraries, too:

watson:/usr/local/wp8/wpbin# ldd xwp
        libXt.so.6 => /usr/i486-linuxlibc1/lib/libXt.so.6 (0x40012000)
        libX11.so.6 => /usr/i486-linuxlibc1/lib/libX11.so.6 (0x40055000)
        libXpm.so.4 => /usr/lib/libc5-compat/libXpm.so.4 (0x400f6000)
        libm.so.5 => /lib/libm.so.5 (0x40104000)
        libc.so.5 => /lib/libc.so.5 (0x4010d000)
        libSM.so.6 => /usr/i486-linuxlibc1/lib/libSM.so.6 (0x401cb000)
        libICE.so.6 => /usr/i486-linuxlibc1/lib/libICE.so.6 (0x401d4000)

Then again, the newer versions may be compatible.  But I'm sure you need

:Has anyone experiences in installing WP8 into a system which normally 
:uses libc6 and other newer libraries?

I'm running it on a testing (i.e. post-woody) machine, and ran it happily
with woody before upgrading.


Patrick Wiseman                               pwiseman@mindspring.com
Linux user #17943                             *Google First, Ask Later*

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