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Applications / Re: SeaMonkey 2.42.9 CPU spiking
« on: December 22, 2018, 06:59:54 am »
Interesting. I didn't really change anything besides the compiler and target, Paul needs thanking for updating GCC.

No problems - it was a trivial rebuild. Glad you got it working, last I recall, you were having some issues that I never got around to investigating (story of my life these days!).



Applications / Re: How to make Tor work on eCS
« on: September 20, 2018, 11:45:54 am »
Attempt to fix the select() fix is in

Applications / Re: How to make Tor work on eCS
« on: September 19, 2018, 11:27:28 am »
Hey Pete,

When the "[Error] libevent..." happens tor stops running.

Just confirming - this failure is still occurring with I don't understand how given the patch I made - can you post me a full log to my email?



Applications / Re: How to make Tor work on eCS
« on: September 18, 2018, 05:08:39 am »
Hi Pete,

I bumped into the same problem as Remy with the 20180916 release and updated libc to 0.6.6-38 and libcx to 0.6.3-1 which resolved the problem.

Seems to be the best tor port to date as I only hit the "[Error] libevent call with select failed: Bad address" failure once in around an hours use - previous releases have been unusable as the problem cropped up every few minutes.

Now to try the 20180917 release to get rid of the log entry "Warning: Cannot get strong entropy: no entropy source found."

With respect to the "[Error] libevent call with select failed: Bad address" message - did tor close, or just log the error and keep running? I had thought I had added workaround code to prevent the app closing.



Applications / Re: How to make Tor work on eCS
« on: September 17, 2018, 11:19:25 am »
Hi Paul,

The older one could start but no socket connection while this one doesn't start here despite having a torrc file presnt:
Sep 17 10:48:44.829 [notice] Configuration file "/tor/etc/tor/torrc" not present
, using reasonable defaults.
A non-recoverable error occurred.  The process ended.

I'll take a punt that libcx needs updating - 0.6.3 was released recently. Sorry, I should have mentioned this.



Applications / Re: How to make Tor work on eCS
« on: September 17, 2018, 09:27:24 am »
Hi Dave,

Thanks again! It seems to work as well as the last one, but there is a new warning in the message log:

Warning: Cannot get strong entropy: no entropy source found.

 Is it looking for some kind of randomizer?

 Since Firefox 24, I have not been able to connect to HTTPS website URL's using Tor. I presume that is a defect in our Firefox, but was wondering if anyone else has seen this or even found a way around it...

OK the entropy bug is caused by a failed patch yesterday, which one too many beers made me thing wasn't important :)

Turns out it was!! Try for the fix.

Meanwhile, I'll see if I can test https sites with firefox/2 locally



Networking / Re: Samba 4.9.0 based client
« on: September 16, 2018, 11:49:48 am »
Thanks, Paul! Got it installed and so far seems to work well with my OS/2 SAMBA server. I'll try some Windows shares next...

Great, seems to be working fine here connecting to a linux Samba 4.8.x server...

Networking / Re: Wireshark port
« on: September 16, 2018, 11:49:01 am »

Applications / Re: How to make Tor work on eCS
« on: September 16, 2018, 11:45:21 am »
Updated tor build at

Not tested, so feedback appreciated :)

Networking / Samba 4.9.0 based client
« on: September 15, 2018, 10:22:45 am »
Hi All,

Updated Samba client build for testing - seems OK here - both smbclient.exe and ndpsmb.dll have been tested.

Netdrive plugin (depends on smbcln49.dll for samba libraries support) -

Samba client libraries and associated utilities:

As per previous builds, these also need an ldap.dll from openldap ( and the heimdall DLL's (

Feedback appreciated!


Applications / Re: Problems with lsusb and usb.ids
« on: August 18, 2018, 11:16:18 pm »
Hey Martin,,

You are right. The moment I replaced "libusb10.dll" with the older one from Paul, lsusb worked fine.

Thanks. I'm opening a ticket to notify Paul on his mantis.

With all due respect, what would you like me to do? If the rpm guys want to break existing DLL's, let them rebuild lsusb.

As you've written, the DLL & exe I provide work.



Internet / Re: Firefox - 45.9.0 for OS/2 GA1.1...anyone...anyone???
« on: August 05, 2018, 03:59:46 am »
Hi Dariusz,

5) $25 USD for 'OS/2 ports by Paul Smedley', hoping Paul would take a stab at porting Python 3.x

Note that this is still on the radar - looks like Samba 4.10 might need Python 3 for building...



Internet / Re: Firefox - 45.9.0 for OS/2 GA1.1...anyone...anyone???
« on: August 05, 2018, 03:55:17 am »
Hey Ian,

Personally, I think people are likely better off with rpm these days, although why they stick with GCC 4.9.2 is beyond me....

Networking / Re: Wireshark port
« on: June 26, 2018, 11:17:06 am » contains a readme.os2 which points to a dependency on the Heimdal support DLL's from

roken.dll is part of Heimdal

Internet / Re: New SeaMonkey builds
« on: June 11, 2018, 11:48:28 am »
Hi Paul, wouldn't hurt to try the 5.5.0 as there may well be compiler bugs, not that I've noticed any but they're probably subtle if existing.
The alignment bugs would really be nice to have fixed. Mozilla is using more and more SSE2 stuff and after 52 dropped support for CPU's without SSE2 (minimum requirement Pentium M). Dmik just disabled SSE and SSE2 to build his P4 Firefox build.
There's also a bug with GCC finding the correct stdc++.lib. I have 510 installed in @UNIXROOT/usr/local510 with a script to load it ahead of 4.9.2 and it'll try to use the stdc++.lib in /usr/lib first. Currently I have to move the one in /usr/lib out of the way to compile C++, C code works fine.
Edit, now testing 5.3.0, will report if anything is different.

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