I really need some help here... I'm completely lost as to what is the problem. This is a bit of a lengthy post because the problem's a little complicated...
I run a BBS under OS/2 Warp 4.52 (no other fixpacks). I'm using the stock OS/2 driver for a S3 Savage 4 video card. The computer is a 850mhz Athlon Thunderbird-powered system with 256MB RAM.
From Squish (the mail tosser), I keep getting this error:
30 Dec 05:50:49 SQSH ZIPing mail for 1:140/1 (1392 bytes)
! 30 Dec 05:50:49 SQSH Archiver error: Can't run archiver (-1)
! 30 Dec 05:50:49 SQSH Archiver command was: "d:\arc\zip -9Dj d:\bt\out\ff8600c7.th1 d:\bt\out.sq\1d3dd890.pkt"
The memory count is always in the negative as shown here:
+ 30 Dec 05:50:29 SQSH Begin, Squish/386 v1.11 (mem=-1464852K - main=00020010)
From what I was told, that error usually means that Squish (in this case, Squish/2-the OS/2-native version) doesn't have enough memory to run the archiver (Info-Zip's ZIP). However, oddly enough, if I use the DOS version of Squish, I have no problems whatsoever.
All of this is done automatically via command line. I attempted to install Theseus to find out what's going on, but even /THAT/ refuses to work:
Theseus3 error log opened at 6:04:53 on 12/30/2004.
T3VER0903E DosOpen error = 110 openning C:\os2\install\syslevel.FPK.
T2INIT0: PTDA_size finished with the following:
Ptda size = 00000760.
PtdaVersion = 000000C9.
fSMP_Kernel = 00000000.
fHIGHMEM_Kernel = 00000001.
fNOTHIGHMEM_Kernel = 00000000.
I searched for the SYSLEVEL.FPK and couldn't find a SYSLEVEL in my \OS2\INSTALL with that extension (found a bunch o' others though).
It was also suggested to me that it was because I was (formerly) using a program that used EMX, so I put this line into my CONFIG.SYS:
SET EMXOPT=-h256 -!0x800
I quit using that program and I'm still having problems. This is a real serious problem for me because I have to manually toss mail into the BBS and I get a lot of mail and my downlinks depend on me. Everyone else is at a loss as to why it's happening. My OS/2 install is pretty much "stock" save for a few small changes I've made in CONFIG.SYS, but I don't think it's anything that would cause this problem.
On a side note: all of my programs that give me a report on how much memory I have free (all are OS/2 native) always give me numbers in the negative. Should I toggle the "OS/2 Memory over 64MB" setting in my BIOS? I was told that only affects Warp 3 systems, but I don't know...
Any and all help and/or suggestions are greatly appreciated. I'm really at my wit's end with this problem and I don't know where to go from here.
--Sean (aka hausmaus)