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Internet / Thunderbird 31.8
« on: March 30, 2016, 12:56:42 am »
I've started to use Thunderbird for the first time.  I've been using web mail most of the time, and I now have the need for a pop3 account application.

Installing and setting it up to receive & send email went without a hitch.  My first problem thus far has been the attachement save.

My first email with an attachement had a small JPG file attached.  Each time I saved the attachment Thurnderbird disappeared.  And by that I mean it seems to have crashed, and left no trace it was running.  Popuplog has no record of the crash.  And I'm not sure how to find a dump if one was created.

I wondered if the problem might be file type dependent.  I sent two more emails, one with a PDF and one with a ZIP attachment.

All attachments were between 10k & 100k in size.

Saving the PDF gave me the same problem.  I tried multiple times with the JPG attachment and multiple times with this attachment all resulting in an application crash.

Saving the ZIP was successful the first time I tried.

Now when I go back to save the other JPG & PDF attachments, those save requests now work fine.

I don't know if my system just had gremlins, or if there is some form of bug in the system.

It would be interesting to know if anyone else could recreate this condition.

I'm continuing to use Thunderbird and hoping the gremlins do not return.

-Mark

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Article Discussions / Tech Republic mentions eCS
« on: November 03, 2015, 06:56:55 pm »

The writer that attended our Warpstock in Wichita recently just posted a story at Tech Republic.  It does mention eCS.

http://www.techrepublic.com/pictures/screenshots-windows-10-alternatives-that-wont-disappoint/7/

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Setup & Installation / QPdfView install problem
« on: April 08, 2015, 07:37:04 pm »
I'm trying to install and run the latest qpdfview port for eCS.  I believe I have all the pre reqs in place based on the document that came with the package..  But when I try to open a PDF document with the program, it complains it is missing the plugin for "PDF" 

Does anyone know where I need to look in order to solve this question so that I can open PDF documents with the program?  I would appreciate a point in the right direction.

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Applications / AOO 4.1.1.1 GA install experience
« on: February 18, 2015, 01:28:13 am »
I downloaded the updated AOO 4.1.1.1 and proceeded to do the install.

I uninstalled 4.1.1 first, & rebooted.

I then installed 4.1.1.1.  I found that Warpin would select my prior directory for install, but not allow me to change it.  I don't get it.  If I had truely uninstalled the older release, why would Warpin force me to use the old directory.  I decided it wasn't worth the effort to sort out.  But if you know the answer, please share in case  someone else cares more than I do.

After the install, I rebooted again.

Clicking the program icon gave me the hatch and then disappeared without a trace of the program running.

I moved to run swriter.exe from the command line and found that libc 066c or some such was not available.   A review of the install readme showed that this was one of the prerequisites that I had already installed for the first 4.1.1 release.  I had no reason to believe it was not installed.

I moved to run yum, and opted to use yum update yum command.  Yum and three other packages were updated, one of which was the libc066 something or other.  So it seems I needed an update.

Now starting the writer netted a quick display of the welcome screen before it disappeared.  A dialog indicated something was wrong and gave me several options to look into.

Running swriter.exe from the command line didn't show me anything either.  So I went to the popuplog.os2 and found the following...

02-17-2015  17:41:07  SYS2070  PID 0049  TID 0001  Slot 0095
F:\OPENOFFICE.4.1.1\PROGRAM\SOFFICE.BIN
FWK->STDCPP6.__ZSt24__throw_out_of_range_fmtPKcz
127
------------------------------------------------------------

02-17-2015  17:41:07  SYS3170  PID 0049  TID 0001  Slot 0095
F:\OPENOFFICE.4.1.1\PROGRAM\SOFFICE.BIN
c0010001
1117adcf
EAX=00000000  EBX=11337058  ECX=00000000  EDX=00000000
ESI=11336ea4  EDI=00000000 
DS=0053  DSACC=f0f3  DSLIM=ffffffff 
ES=0053  ESACC=f0f3  ESLIM=ffffffff 
FS=150b  FSACC=00f3  FSLIM=00000030
GS=0000  GSACC=****  GSLIM=********
CS:EIP=005b:1caf995a  CSACC=f0df  CSLIM=ffffffff
SS:ESP=0053:0012fdc0  SSACC=f0f3  SSLIM=ffffffff
EBP=0012fdd8  FLG=00010206

FWK.DLL 0001:0001adcf

On a whim, I thought if the libc 066 needed to be updated, then perhaps other libraries did too.  So I performed a yum update command and it updated quite a few packages for me.

I then rebooted.

Now SWRITER properly starts for me.  I'll be using the program for the next few days and see if any other issues arise.

Good luck. :)


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Setup & Installation / eCS 2.1 yum update urlgrabber problem
« on: July 30, 2014, 04:47:14 pm »
I updated yum recently using the yum update yum command.  That worked fine.

Now a week later I try the command again and I get...

{0}[d:\home] yum update
There was a problem importing one of the Python modules
required to run yum. The error leading to this problem was:

   No module named urlgrabber

Please install a package which provides this module, or
verify that the module is installed correctly.

It's possible that the above module doesn't match the
current version of Python, which is:
2.7.6 (default, Apr  7 2014, 18:19:49)
[GCC 4.7.3]

If you cannot solve this problem yourself, please go to
the yum faq at:
  http://yum.baseurl.org/wiki/Faq


This seems like a catch 22, I can't install urlgrabber without having urlgrabber.  How might I go about getting this fixed?

There is a rpm command that suggests that I can download the urlgrabber package and install it.  If true, which urlgrabber package and where might I get it?

Other easier ways to fix this problem?

Thanks,
Mark V

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Programming / GitHub Repository - Public OS/2 Source Code - access
« on: July 17, 2014, 07:18:55 pm »
Martin,

I've read the intro for Git on EDM/2 (Using Git under eComStation, http://www.edm2.com/index.php/Using_Git_under_eComStation). 

When I try to check out the same sample listed  in the intro, I get a certificate error.

[D:\git\util-wps-bubblepad]git clone https://github.com/OS2World/UTIL-WPS-Bubble
pad.git
Cloning into UTIL-WPS-Bubblepad...
error: error setting certificate verify locations:
  CAfile: /@unixroot/etc/pki/tls/certs/ca-bundle.crt
  CApath: none
 while accessing https://github.com/OS2World/UTIL-WPS-Bubblepad.git/info/refs

fatal: HTTP request failed

I'm sure I'm just missing some other setup requirements.  If you or someone could share that information, I would appreciate it.

Secondary question regarding checking in updates...   Do we allow just anyone to check in updates or is there a security configuration/procedure that needs to happen with the repository so developers can get update access?

I'm looking forward to working with the repository.

regards,
Mark Vollmer

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