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Web applications / Re: Web/Browser Applications
« on: October 21, 2017, 10:08:57 pm »
I'm using OOReader, which can read OpenOffice docs on iOS.

But it only reads/prints. It does not edit.

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Utilities / Re: backup and restore using zip
« on: October 20, 2017, 10:35:17 pm »
From my testing zip 3.0

zip -qryS drivec.zip c:

does make a good backup that works with symlinks (i.e. yum still works after restore)

A restore of the backup I did with 7z does not work; it cannot find the desktop. The desktop seems to be restored, but ArcaOS can't use it.

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Utilities / Re: backup and restore using zip
« on: October 20, 2017, 04:08:21 pm »
How does 7z work for drive letters? For example the following backs up the C: drive using zip.

zip -qryS drivec.zip c:

The following does nearly nothing.

7z a drivec.7z c:
Without being able to test: I guess that 'c:' matches no folder or file. I would try 'c:\' or 'c:\*' next.

Why can't you test?

As long as the c: drive exists, c: may refer to the root. I suspect there isn't really full drive letter support in 7z.

None of the suggestions work. The following works, but I'm still curious how to do it in one line.

c:
cd \
7z a d:ArcaOS-C.7z \

It's not important to the conversation about how 7z syntax works, but 7z is a better compressor.

ArcaOS-C.zip 1,785,138,333 bytes
ArcaOS-C.7z 1,283,110,828 bytes

The number of files is not consistent between the two archives. I don't know why.

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Utilities / Re: backup and restore using zip
« on: October 20, 2017, 10:39:26 am »
How does 7z work for drive letters? For example the following backs up the C: drive using zip.

zip -qryS drivec.zip c:

The following does nearly nothing.

7z a drivec.7z c:

What is the 7z command to back up the whole drive? (and why isn't it documented in the p7zip package?)

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Utilities / backup and restore using zip
« on: October 20, 2017, 04:20:31 am »
For years, well really decades, I've used zip and unzip to backup and restore bootable volumes.

Now with ArcaOS, it doesn't work.

I use zip -qrS to backup and unzip to restore.

Now that doesn't work because \usr is full of symbolic links that get replaced by files.

This make rpm/yum stop working.

Does anyone have an alternative, or better options for zip that backup and restore symbolic links?

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Setup & Installation / Re: Shadows on the desktop stopped working
« on: October 18, 2017, 09:06:51 pm »
Hi Neil

Press and hold the Shift key - I tend to use the left - when the Desktop background colour appears until xfix starts. I presume that would work for the cutdown xwp installed with eCS but have never bothered installing the cutdown versions included with eCS or ArcaOS.


Regards

Pete

That does not work either on eCS or on ArcaOS. I didn't try any machine with the full XWorkplace.

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Setup & Installation / Re: Shadows on the desktop stopped working
« on: October 18, 2017, 03:23:08 pm »
I'm trying to run xfix. The help mentions that it will display, but not actually work on a running system because WPS will overwrite any changes you make. Is there another way to run xfix on a running system?

You have to do it during boot. Yes, you have to reboot, but it is easier then going to a maintenance partition

How do you get xfix to run during boot? I tried holding down right shift, but nothing happened.

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Setup & Installation / Re: Shadows on the desktop stopped working
« on: October 17, 2017, 07:45:16 pm »
I'm trying to run xfix. The help mentions that it will display, but not actually work on a running system because WPS will overwrite any changes you make. Is there another way to run xfix on a running system?

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Setup & Installation / Re: Warp Server on ArcaOS
« on: October 17, 2017, 04:43:59 pm »
Just wondered if WSeB contained the latest version of LAN Server... Anyone know?

It does not. If you were installing ACP2, in addition to XR_C005 and XR_D003 to fix the OS, you need wr_8708, un_2334 and ip_8608. I don't remember which of those fixes which parts. If you just install LAN Server over ArcaOS, you won't need the fixes for TCP/IP or for the Operating System. If you are mixing ArcaOS and LAN Server, you might need to go into the fixpaks and just select some parts.

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Setup & Installation / Shadows on the desktop stopped working
« on: October 16, 2017, 08:45:14 pm »
One of the machines I administer (running eCS 2.2 b2) has developed a problem. I can create a shadow (of a folder, for example) on the desktop, but it does not function. Around the same time as this started happening, I got the three error messages shown in the attachments.

After rebooting the machine comes up fine, except for the shadow problem.

What is going on? Can it be fixed?


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Setup & Installation / Re: ArcaOS on ThinkCenter M93 Tiny
« on: October 12, 2017, 11:06:02 pm »
The M93p tiny has no BIOS setting to revert to USB 2.0. I was able to use any USB port after installation, but booting can only occur if my external DVD is plugged into the yellow USB socket on the front panel.

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Mail-News / Re: PMMail 3.22 and SMTP authentication...can it do that?
« on: October 11, 2017, 06:50:01 pm »
I'm actually running an alpha of 3.23, but nothing about SMTP has changed since 3.22.

PMMail/2 allows connection to SMTP server using username and password. It also allows ESMTP options AUTH DIGEST-MD5 and AUTH CRAM-MD5.

For those who use a non-secure SMTP server, that works, too.

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Internet / Re: Firefox 45.9.0 & Youtube
« on: October 10, 2017, 05:50:35 pm »
Firefox reports "If playback doesn't begin shortly, try restarting your device."

even in safe mode. I haven't yet tried a new profile.

But I tried another video, and it plays with sound in safe mode. It seems I can play any video that does not try to display an advertisement first.

Out of safe mode playback depends on the advertisements displayed on top of the video. Playback stops while the overlay renders, then it starts again.

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Applications / Re: Firefox crashes on maps
« on: October 08, 2017, 05:15:56 pm »
I did get Firefox 45 GA to run. I got libc and libcx from Netlabs-exp and installed them. I kept the RPM so I don't have to configure Netlabs-exp on every machine.

The maps issue is at least improved by Firefox 45. I haven't really exercised it, but doing what I did beta 8 would certainly have crashed and GA did not.

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Internet / Re: Availability of Firefox 45.9.0 as .rpm file
« on: October 08, 2017, 04:01:37 pm »
I had Firefox 45 beta 8 running, and all I needed to do was fetch libc and libcx from Netlabs-exp, and install them with RPM. Then I rebooted.

I unzipped (p7zip) the distribution and made objects based on the new location of firefox. I did do the yum update specificed in the readme, and it fails in ways that are predictable since I put in newer libc and libcx.

It works. Printing isn't going to make people very happy, because only postscript printers are supported. My maps bug is apparently fixed, or at least better than it was.

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