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I have got two ArcaOS installations. On one I have processed ArcaOS Package Manger update, on the other not. The updated system has now problems with generating PS files. When creating a PS file from an application, the PS file is larger than normal. When executing Ghostscript to generate a PDF file, the size is much higher than normal and fonts, both Type 1 and Truetype, gets an ugly bitmap replacement.

Why not check the file anpm.log for entries around the date and time of the update after which the trouble started?
Look for lines that start with "Executing:" which contain as name of the executed script
They will tell you which packages were updated, and wether the updated succeded or failed.

General Discussion / Re: os/2 cd
« on: May 29, 2022, 11:55:43 pm »
I have buy a cd from this website
I have pay 39,95 $ with paypal but i get no any shipment information .
I suppose it is not sended.
This person send nothing after payment

"This person" is also active on, so he will probably react to your post.

Have you already contacted him through the website you mentioned in your post? He is quite helpful.

so, after fp38 installation, and right after reboot for locked files to be updated, it hang after the boot manager.
all i get is a blinking cursor instead of the OS/2 "blob", keyboard is non responsive too.

Just asking to be sure: the machine booted normally before the fixpak was installed?

Off Topic discussions / Re: Slowing Down But Not Hitting the Brakes
« on: May 12, 2022, 11:04:19 pm »
My condolances to you and ypur family.

Internet / Re: Dooble Browser rendering - missing characters
« on: May 08, 2022, 02:45:55 pm »
hi all, can someone tell why both Dooble and Simple Browser miss some character when displaying the page, see for example the main page of La Repubblica (attached image) where only four characters of the paper headname are visible ?
Thank you

Probably the issue that is mentioned in the updated readme-os2.txt ? See

and also

and Dmitriy's earlier post here at the os2world forum:,3046.msg34461.html#msg34461

Applications / Re: Test build of dooble with qt5
« on: May 05, 2022, 12:43:42 am »
I tried to use PayPal, and dooble crashes when it accepts a cookie. I authenticated, and it takes a cookie, but it crashes as soon as I try to make an invoice.

I had no problem logging in with Dooble on, even when I acknowledged their request for permission to store cookies.

Later I placed an online order and paid for it using PayPal - again without any problem.

Applications / Re: ANPM trashed my system
« on: April 30, 2022, 10:23:26 am »
I can boot to ArcaOS and rename those folders to OLDuser OLDvar OLDetc and then restart eCS.
I'll give it a try when I have some time. I'll save that for last.

Ah, so you are using ANPM on an eCS-system.

In that case you should follow some extra instructions that are listed on the Arca Noae website.
See the paragraph "Important note for systems with non-updated RPM/YUM" at the bottom of the webpage for the Arca Noae Package Manager. There it mentions that you have to take some precautions before running a "YUM | Update all" in case you do a fresh install of ANPM or if you have an empty package list when you start ANPM.

I followed them on my eCS-system and have had no problems after that. See

Applications / Re: Test build of dooble with qt5
« on: April 30, 2022, 12:46:38 am »
Dooble is unable to open my webpage without crashing....

I disagree: at this very moment I am visiting your homepage at the URL mentioned, using Dooble for OS/2.
BTW: what are 'fird parties' ? ;)

Applications / Re: ANPM trashed my system
« on: April 29, 2022, 11:03:27 pm »
I recently tried YUM Tools Update in ANPM, it worked for a while downloading packages and installing, then there was an error message on 1 package and ANPM asked me to shut it down and reboot.
I looked for a log file but am not sure what I am looking for.
Any way out of this?

First question that comes to my mind: what was the name of the package that caused the error message? Do you remember that?

The log file should be in \var\log and is named anpm.log. Can you attach that file to your post?

Next step would be to narrow down which component is now failing: is it anpm? Or is it yum or rpm or python? Or one of the support packages that is needed by the components mentioned. That Firefox won't start, suggests that is one of the support packages.

Applications / Re: anpm - yum permission denied ?
« on: April 28, 2022, 11:15:43 pm »

Is the architecture (i686 vs. pentium4) on both partitions the same? The error message from the yum-metadata-parser says that package is for i686.

Heh Gentlemen!

I have had similar, worked around by manually unlocking. Simplest is to go to \var\cache\yum\netlabs.exp\packages and do a "unlock *" without the quotes.

I ran across something which may be similar to Mauro's question or not, but it seemed like a good time and place to ask.

When I was attempting to install the new version of ClipGrab (3.9.7), it required Python 3 to be installed, I found success installing the additional python-devel 2.7.6-25 from ANPM, which actually installed the necessary Python 3 files in addition to more of the Python 2.7.6-25 files, to the existing installation. After that, Clipgrab 2.9.7 ran perfectly if other necessary dependencies like the necessary specific QT5 packages were also installed.

However trying to do that with ANPM on another partition, which also had Python 2.7.6-25 level files, I got the following (window attached below):

Yum returned an error:

yum-metadate-parser-1.1.4-7.c00.i686  requires Python27.dll

Checking the current Python27.dll on the second partition I wanted to install Python 3 to, it is the 2020/05/16 version - size 1018619. The successfully installed partition had a Python27.dll dated 2021/12/27 size 927084, but that may have been installed there during the Python-devel package install.

Anyone run into this one before?


Applications / Re: Test build of dooble with qt5
« on: April 28, 2022, 11:00:52 pm »
And today the dooble RPM has been moved from the Netlabs experimental repository to the Netlabs release repository.

Applications / Re: Test build of dooble with qt5
« on: April 27, 2022, 11:32:42 pm »
But now running  yum install dooble.exe it says it can't find QT5WEBH.

Oh, and 'yum install dooble.exe ' won't work, since there is no RPM-package 'dooble.exe'

Applications / Re: anpm - yum permission denied ?
« on: April 27, 2022, 11:16:25 pm »
Sorry, How can I fix this ? (see error message image).
First time it happens, cannot update LIBC p4

One possible reason could be, that this package is currently already opened by another program. Close all possible other programs, and then retry.

Applications / Re: Test build of dooble with qt5
« on: April 27, 2022, 11:13:16 pm »
I have QT5 installed in arcanoa package manager and it is update. None of the stuff needed for Dooble that I need is listed on Netlabs  like Dave listed here earlier.

Can you give an example of a file that Dooble needs but is not listed at Netlabs? Remember that Dave's script contains names of dll-files, and that the corresponding package at Netlabs probably has a different name. Example from another thread: icuuc.dll needed to be updated, and that is contained in package libicu.

Applications / Re: Dooble: Websites / WebApps Testing
« on: April 26, 2022, 07:17:06 pm »
But at the location of the language files is also a file README that says:

"The Translations directory must reside in the directory which houses the Dooble

The environment variable DOOBLE_TRANSLATIONS_PATH may also be used. The variable
should be set to the absolute path of the Translations directory."

And the directory for the Dooble executable is \usr\bin ...

You could try using \usr\share as the location for the translations subdirectory and have DOOBLE_TRANSLATIONS_PATH point to that.

Well, that's a curious location for translation files. Common place such files would be /usr/share.

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