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Hardware / Re: Hardware Wiki report
« on: June 27, 2021, 04:02:13 am »
Now the wife wants one :)

You might want to try lowering your VIRTUALADDRESSLIMIT as with only 3199 MB's of ram accessible, there isn't much of a cushion. Perhaps try 2560 for a while.
As for the DLLs accessible thing, I don't remember seeing that, but don't usually look.
Hmm, looking at the few trps I have, the one SM trp doesn't even list the DLLs, or some other stuff, like it got cut off. The TB traps only show calbscmp.dll (calendar extension dll) from the profile and FF doesn't show any from the profile.
This brings up the question of what have you changed on your system lately. Seems I saw an exceptq update and then there was that thing that we were discussing on the testers list that David wanted a testlog for. That might be the culprit, it's a shame you don't properly test on ArcaOS.
BTW, looking at a trp file produced last night by Python2.7, I do see something new in the DLLs accessible from the system
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DOSCALLS                   06/15/2021 16:58:09    870,886 W:\OS2KRNL

Applications / Re: hard hangs
« on: June 24, 2021, 03:21:57 am »
They both do the same thing on OS/2, trigger a system dump if setup to do so, or if not, just a reboot without closing anything so chkdsk time after. Still tells you how locked up the system is.

Applications / Re: Creating some apps RPM packages
« on: June 22, 2021, 04:26:20 pm »
RPM uses sqlite3 for its database.

Applications / Re: Creating some apps RPM packages
« on: June 22, 2021, 07:31:11 am »
Unluckily RPM (and YUM and ANPM are just frontends for RPM) was designed for Linux, following the *nix tradition of minimal file directories below root, along with the capability of having them on different partitions/disks. I also think it was designed to collect consulting money. To hack it to allow installing programs in different places would probably be hard if not next to impossible.
BTW, to uninstall the screensaver takes 3 or 4 clicks, click the first package, scroll down and shift-click the last, right click and choose uninstall and perhaps another click to verify that you want to uninstall. And even with all those packages, it is still hard and probably would take more packages to make it NLV aware on the desktop. Welcome to ideas how to do that.
Also the screensaver is an example of other shortcomings, it needs a few RPM packages installed and currently there is no way to force those packages to be installed.
Another interesting problem going forward is that AOS is going to have several localized versions to complicate things.

Applications / Re: Creating some apps RPM packages
« on: June 22, 2021, 02:42:53 am »
@Doug, there is hope that Arca Noae will add the ability to upgrade eCS and even Warp V4 to AOS 5.1. Whether it gets done is questionable, with the Warp v4 upgrade unlikely to happen.
As for Firefox, which is more of a cross platform app then a *nix app, you can just move it. Likewise for most of the programs included with AOS and installed under \Programs (check config.sys though).

@Ivan, the problem with Warpin is it doesn't handle dependencies too well, especially updates to those dependencies. Throwing everything under one directory is fine as long as you always use YUM or ANPM to manage them. Doug B. explained most of the benefits and pitfalls of not using it. Installing QT5 is as simple (or should be) as yum install qt5 and it pulls in all dependencies.

Isn't there a VirtualBox drive pass through thing? Quickly searching, yes it seems to be described in section 9.10 of the manual. Linux description, where the only problem was permissions. This should work to mount you SSD, though perhaps not since you are also booting Windows from it, I think it should though it needs testing.

Applications / Re: Creating some apps RPM packages
« on: June 21, 2021, 08:08:54 pm »
Hi Doug, couple of points.
At this point, all new versions of AOS should update or, in the case of 5.0.x to 5.1.x upgrade, so everything should keep the same configuration and whatever you have installed are still installed. There's a couple of gotchas like the update procedure leaving %TMP% pointed at x:\var\temp that need a quick config.sys edit.
YUM and the ANPM front end use %UNIXROOT% to decide where to install the RPM apps. As originally design %UNIXROOT% could contain a PATH but since the RPM people took it over, only a drive letter is supported. A PATH still might work but is untested.
During the install there is a point where you are asked about %HOME%, %UNIXROOT%, %TEMP% and IIRC another with the defaults pointing at the install volume. You can accept the defaults or change them.
For the LIBPATH issue, either your method of setting the BEGINLIBPATH in the program object or alternately, a script that sets BEGINLIBPATH etc which I usually use. Good practice to inherit any previous BEGINLIBPATH settings to like SET BEGINLIBPATH=x:\foo\lib;%BEGINLIBPATH%
There's also ENDLIBPATH for the odd situation, I use it for Gopher and Webexplorer with my Ver 4 \tcpip\lib etc coming last in LIBPATH so only DLLs that aren't already present on AOS are loaded.

Applications / Re: hard hangs
« on: June 20, 2021, 05:29:56 pm »
Dave, it did happen.  That may have been it.  This was over months it had been doing this. what is weird is that at the end, after formatting fat32, windows had no problem reading the drive.  However, Arca could not, so needless to say, it is not used any more.

This was really recent? A drive with subtle problems can produce most of your symptoms and especially with FAT/FAT32, which are really simple file systems, might not be noticed.
The same with sticks. I have a couple now from testing AOS install that act weird. One seems perfect but won't boot into the installer for example.

Applications / Re: hard hangs
« on: June 20, 2021, 04:59:10 am »
Are you sure the drive doesn't have problems and is on the way to death?

Networking / Re: Universal Naming Convention (UNC) on Samba?
« on: June 20, 2021, 02:29:47 am »
Yea, dir or any other DOS commands won't understand it. Perhaps some *nix ones might. Could try ls.

A HPFS drive might work better. Uses the same partition id and Windows did support it at one time

Networking / Re: Universal Naming Convention (UNC) on Samba?
« on: June 20, 2021, 12:35:55 am »
I think you have to use an URL such as,
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smb://NAS/publicAnd NAS has to be resolvable, through DNS (host file) or the WINS thingy.

Applications / Re: hard hangs
« on: June 17, 2021, 01:48:01 am »
I'd suggest not directly using the USB drive, but rather working on your hard drive and afterwards copying them to the USB drive, or if they're on the USB drive to begin with, copy to HD, do work,and copy back.
The FAT32 driver isn't the best and also it is not a good idea putting them in the root directory, IIRC, there are limitations that aren't there if using a subdirectory.
Run mem /v at a prompt to get an idea of your memory situation.

Setup & Installation / Re: A question of fonts
« on: June 14, 2021, 01:14:51 am »
marksym doesn't display here either, doesn't show up in SeaMonkey as well. Seems it is a PS-AdobeFont

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