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Re: WordPerfect8 on Debian/Sid ?

>>> James D Freels writes:

  James> I haven't used WordPerfect8 from Corel in a while and just discovered
  James> that it no longer runs on my Debian/Sid system.  I think it is because
  James> it requires the previous version of the libc package (woody).  I have
  James> copied these files (found by ldd on wordperfect executable) form a
  James> working Woody system, but libc comes first in the library search.
  James> If I place all the files in /usr/local/lib, then export
  James> LD_LIBRARY_PATH=/usr/local/lib, it picks up all but libc.  Here is the
  James> present ldd
  James> fea::/home/fea/tmp/: ldd /commercial/wordperfect8.0/wpbin/xwp
  James>         libXt.so.6 => /usr/X11R6/lib/libXt.so.6 (0x4001e000)
  James>         libX11.so.6 => /usr/X11R6/lib/libX11.so.6 (0x4006f000)
  James>         libXpm.so.4 => /usr/X11R6/lib/libXpm.so.4 (0x40136000)
  James>         libm.so.5 => /lib/libm.so.5 (0x40145000)
  James>         libc.so.5 => /lib/libc.so.5 (0x4014e000)
  James>         libSM.so.6 => /usr/X11R6/lib/libSM.so.6 (0x4020b000)
  James>         libICE.so.6 => /usr/X11R6/lib/libICE.so.6 (0x40214000)
  James>         libc.so.6 => /lib/libc.so.6 (0x4022b000)
  James>         libdl.so.2 => /usr/local/lib/libdl.so.2 (0x40359000)
  James>         ld-linux.so.2 => /usr/local/lib/ld-linux.so.2 (0x4035c000)
  James> /commercial/wordperfect8.0/wpbin/xwp: can't resolve symbol
  James> '_rtld_global'
  James> I would like to set up a wrapper script that sets up these variables
  James> temporarily just to run wordperfect.  How do I do that ?

Is this what you're looking for?


  export PATH

  xwp $*

FWIW, I'd be VERY interested in getting WP8 to work in Woody.
Does anyone have the steps necessary to do so?  I haven't had
real good luck so far (although I haven't looked at it in a few
weeks).  Thanks!

- Bill
Bill Benedetto     <bbenedetto@goodyear.com>    The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co.
I don't speak for Goodyear and they don't speak for me.  We're both happy.

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