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Re: WordPerfect8 on Debian/Sid ?

On Wed, 22 Oct 2003, James D. Freels wrote:

> I haven't used WordPerfect8 from Corel in a while and just discovered
> that it no longer runs on my Debian/Sid system.  I think it is because
> it requires the previous version of the libc package (woody).  I have
> copied these files (found by ldd on wordperfect executable) form a
> working Woody system, but libc comes first in the library search.
> If I place all the files in /usr/local/lib, then export
> LD_LIBRARY_PATH=/usr/local/lib, it picks up all but libc.  Here is the
> present ldd
> fea::/home/fea/tmp/: ldd /commercial/wordperfect8.0/wpbin/xwp
>         libXt.so.6 => /usr/X11R6/lib/libXt.so.6 (0x4001e000)
>         libX11.so.6 => /usr/X11R6/lib/libX11.so.6 (0x4006f000)
>         libXpm.so.4 => /usr/X11R6/lib/libXpm.so.4 (0x40136000)
>         libm.so.5 => /lib/libm.so.5 (0x40145000)
>         libc.so.5 => /lib/libc.so.5 (0x4014e000)
>         libSM.so.6 => /usr/X11R6/lib/libSM.so.6 (0x4020b000)
>         libICE.so.6 => /usr/X11R6/lib/libICE.so.6 (0x40214000)
>         libc.so.6 => /lib/libc.so.6 (0x4022b000)
>         libdl.so.2 => /usr/local/lib/libdl.so.2 (0x40359000)
>         ld-linux.so.2 => /usr/local/lib/ld-linux.so.2 (0x4035c000)
> /commercial/wordperfect8.0/wpbin/xwp: can't resolve symbol
> '_rtld_global'
> I would like to set up a wrapper script that sets up these variables
> temporarily just to run wordperfect.  How do I do that ?
Hi James,
this might be a little OT but people in my local lugs met with the OO.org
guy (sam heiser) and mentioned that folks in law offices and some other
would switch to OO.org if and when they add WP inport/export. It would be
good to get one more person to rally OO.org for this.

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