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Messages - Erich Schulman

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Networking / Re: Drives object with Samba share
« on: February 20, 2015, 04:00:15 am »
Solved at last.

Key points:
The share has to be mounted with user_xattr (which Samba recommends anyway)
The share has to be made browseable.
EA support for the share must be enabled.
Grant write permission to the share (the write list). I have two logins on the host, each with different configurations. I made a group and made both users members of it, then gave write permission to the group.

I noticed SWAT sometimes doesn't actually save changes, so if anyone else wants to set up Samba for a OS/2 client I would suggest editing smb.conf with a text editor instead.

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Applications / Re: AOOo 4111GA does not start
« on: February 20, 2015, 03:06:34 am »
You're missing the Innotek font Engine. Perhaps this will help, http://hobbes.nmsu.edu/download/pub/os2/util/font/innotek_ft2lib_100.zip. I believe there is a newer one out there.

I got it from Hobbes in case I can't find a newer one anywhere. I already installed FreeType/2. Would it and Innotek conflict?

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Utilities / Multiple "." breaking association
« on: February 19, 2015, 10:28:30 pm »
Many files on Hobbes have names with multiple dots, like firefox-24.8.1.en-us.os2.beta_3-wpi.wpi. Has anyone made a utility to get the WPS to see these files as .wpi, .zip, etc.?

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Applications / Re: AOOo 4111GA does not start
« on: February 19, 2015, 10:19:52 pm »
Hi Erich,

Try on that dll chckdll32..

C:\PROGRAMS\ApacheOpenOffice.4\program>chkdll32 svxcore.dll

And then you see all dll that are loaded and missed ?

Think chkdll32 in on Hobbes

I did not find it on Hobbes, but after a Google search I found it somewhere else. And I saw it was for IBM internal use only  :-X

It looks like a lot is missing from the secondary .wpi, unless these are things not available under FP15. I snipped out the parts that loaded successfully.
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Loading DLL 'svt' --> NOT loaded!
Unable to load DLL 'svt'.  DosLoadModule returned: 2
OS/2 reports 'FT2LIB' contributed to the failure.
Loading DLL 'vcl' --> NOT loaded!
Unable to load DLL 'vcl'.  DosLoadModule returned: 2
OS/2 reports 'FT2LIB' contributed to the failure.
Loading DLL 'sfx' --> NOT loaded!
Unable to load DLL 'sfx'.  DosLoadModule returned: 2
OS/2 reports 'FT2LIB' contributed to the failure.
Loading DLL 'editeng' --> NOT loaded!
Unable to load DLL 'editeng'.  DosLoadModule returned: 2
OS/2 reports 'FT2LIB' contributed to the failure.
Loading DLL 'drawingl' --> NOT loaded!
Unable to load DLL 'drawingl'.  DosLoadModule returned: 2
OS/2 reports 'FT2LIB' contributed to the failure.
Loading DLL 'ootk' --> NOT loaded!
Unable to load DLL 'ootk'.  DosLoadModule returned: 2
OS/2 reports 'FT2LIB' contributed to the failure.
Loading DLL 'sb' --> NOT loaded!
Unable to load DLL 'sb'.  DosLoadModule returned: 2
OS/2 reports 'FT2LIB' contributed to the failure.
Loading DLL 'avmedia' --> NOT loaded!
Unable to load DLL 'avmedia'.  DosLoadModule returned: 2
OS/2 reports 'FT2LIB' contributed to the failure.
Loading DLL 'fwe' --> NOT loaded!
Unable to load DLL 'fwe'.  DosLoadModule returned: 2
OS/2 reports 'FT2LIB' contributed to the failure.

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Applications / Re: AOOo 4111GA does not start
« on: February 19, 2015, 01:27:47 pm »
Open a command line window, change into D:\APPS\APACHEOPENOFFICE.4\PROGRAM\ and start soffice.exe or swriter.exe from there. Probably this will tell you which prerequisite you missed to install.

I got the same error dialog as before, and nothing printed to the console.

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Applications / Re: AOOo 4111GA does not start
« on: February 18, 2015, 08:35:10 pm »
Both .wpi files were in E:\. And I carefully read the readme to be sure I would be doing everything right.

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Applications / AOOo 4111GA does not start
« on: February 18, 2015, 04:30:30 pm »
Unable to start Apache OpenOffice
Execution failed! Contact technical support.
Return code: 8
Failing module: D:\APPS\APACHEOPENOFFICE.4\PROGRAM\SVXCORE.DLL

This occurs if I try to launch Text Document, Spreadsheet, Impress, Draw, Base, Math, or Open Document.

Since I only have FP15, I know that technically I don't meet the minimum requirements. I used the .wpi installation method.

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Programming / Re: trying a first port
« on: February 17, 2015, 06:08:22 am »
Currently most people are using yum/rpm to install a build environment as well as other software. Most software is close to up to date, eg GCC 4.9.2, Python 2.7.6. See http://trac.netlabs.org/rpm/wiki

I downloaded ftp://ftp.netlabs.org/pub/gcc/GCC-3.3.5-csd6.zip but did not find documentation on configuration (environment variables, etc.). Would this conflict with emx or can it actually replace emx?

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Programming / Re: trying a first port
« on: February 16, 2015, 02:28:39 pm »
I got ftp://ftp.netlabs.org/pub/gcc/GCC-3.3.5-csd6.zip and it looks like I can unzip it onto my \emx tree, but nothing says this is (not) the right thing to do. Does it need any environment variables or any other setup beyond what emx 0.9 did?

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Storage / Re: How long is a HPFS CHKDSK?
« on: February 16, 2015, 01:38:09 pm »
OS/2 WSEB and eCS come with the LVM manager as well as JFS. The LVM manager allows manipulating drive letters so they can be anywhere and combined with JFS it is possible to grow a volume including having it larger then one partition

I used OS/2's FDISK to make partitions in the .vdi.

I started with Warp 4.0 but now have 4.50 after installing FP15 and a number of other updates. I probably do not have LVM. I am familiar with it since I use LVM on my laptop. The laptop runs Linux and has full disk encryption. I don't use VirtualBox on the laptop at all due to lack of RAM.

I got FreeJFS 1.1 to work, but in another thread you advised me not to trust it. So I made my HPFS volume and XCOPYed everything over.

I am not opposed to getting eCS, but my financial situation has to get better first. Until then everything has to be free.

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Programming / trying a first port
« on: February 16, 2015, 06:48:34 am »
My primary language is Python, so I know I am at a disadvantage here. I picked something to start with I thought would be fairly easy: https://sourceforge.net/p/gnaw/wiki/Home/

I installed emx0.9d and gcc3, then compiled the included sieve.c and hello.cc.

I downloaded gnureadl and started to integrate it into the emx tree. I moved some files into emx\bin, emx\dll, and emx\lib, and the included readline.exe works.

There is no documentation stating which source files are needed to build readline itself and which are needed to compile something that uses readline. From the examples directory I am guessing I need history.h, posixstat.h, and readline.h in emx\include. There may be more to do. In the examples directory I see both
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#include "readline.h" and
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#include <readline/readline.h> . So do I put header files in emx\include or emx\include\readline?

The examples directory has a Makefile.in. Nice, but I don't have configure or bash to work with. It seems the .c's do not depend on each other in any way, so I think I can do single gcc commands and not need to use make. If I can get working .exe's from these, I think I will be ready to try my real project.

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Storage / Re: How long is a HPFS CHKDSK?
« on: February 16, 2015, 05:31:05 am »
The last time I did a chkdsk on a 20GB HPFS partition it took about 90 seconds.

May I ask why you want such a large HPFS partition in the first place?  Our standard partitioning on all our OS/2 machines and VMs is to have a 1GB HPFS boot partition and then several JFS partitions for such things as programs, data and storage.  On our test machine we have several 500GB JFS partitions created using the IBM JFS that appeared in one of the later fixpacks and with WSeB.

VirtualBox lets me create dynamic HDD images so I can declare 30 gigs while having a much smaller actual file. GParted does not support HPFS, so I went for a size big enough to essentially guarantee that I would never, ever want to expand it.

Even though my Linux host has a number of partitions, they were set up according to purpose. I don't want to use D: through T: just to overcome filesystem limitations. It's a throwback to MS/PC-DOS 2 users being forced to make numerous partitions to use then-big drives because of the biggest size supported by FAT12. It becomes an endless hassle of deciding where you are going to put something initially and copying/deleting to shuffle things volume to volume. Not to mention the even worse hassle of having to move applications or (heavens forbid) OS/2 itself from one drive letter to another. Shifting CD drive letters are trouble enough. Obviously I like the single tree better than the forest. At least in OS-9 (the Microware product, not the old MacOS version) didn't limit you to the end of the alphabet. I would have filled up the drive letters on my WinXP32 guest if not for NTFS allowing me to mount to a directory instead of a drive letter.

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Storage / How long is a HPFS CHKDSK?
« on: February 15, 2015, 09:12:53 am »
2 hours and no sign of progress. VirtualBox's disk activity icon shows nothing, so I doubt the CHKDSK will ever finish. The volume is 30 gigs with only 197 megs in use, and the host system has a i7 CPU. I was using Danis506 to break the 2 gig barrier of IBM1S506.ADD. There seems to be no such thing as a fsck.hpfs for Linux or I would have used it. Since I was writing to a different volume when OS/2 locked up, can I just force OS/2 to mount it anyway or clear the dirty bit using dd in Linux? BTW, it is not the boot volume.

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Setup & Installation / Re: Completing Warp 4.5 install
« on: February 14, 2015, 05:21:39 pm »

Java 1.1.8 is actually useful at times, it is a excellent implementation and some older Java software refuses to work or is buggy on newer versions, I keep Java 1.1.8, java 1.3 and Java 6 all installed, make 6 the default and then with try out which one works best, for frequently updated programs Java 6 is often the only option but for instance NetRexx works better with 1.1.8 and 1.3 than with 6 although a couple of functions are missing under 1.1.8.

I notice that you installed the vbox additions, if you are running under vbox you should use the vbox video driver and not SNAP or gengradd.

Java 1.3 doesn't seem to be on Hobbes. I did not delete the 1.1.8 files so I can easily go ahead and install them.

I copied things off my list onto here. I did install gradd97 earlier. I reviewed the guest additions readme, then checked files and found that I did switch to the gengradd they provided. The last things I did were the guest additions and setting up file sharing with Samba on the host.

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Setup & Installation / Re: Completing Warp 4.5 install
« on: February 14, 2015, 05:09:11 pm »
A newer kernel? I believe 104a is the newest available for free.
For applications there are lots of stuff, newer Firefox/SeaMonkey/Thunderbird, currently at 24esr level, OpenJava 6, Qt4 along with lots of Qt apps ranging from browsers to PDF viewer, OpenOffice, available at the same level as everyone else, various libraries needed for most of the above and I'm sure more.
Not sure I'd trust FreeJFS too far, costs $50 for the most up to date JFS along with a few other updates such as newer USB. HPFS is pretty good as long as you don't mind the limit on partition size and slow chkdsk.
Can look up URLs if needed.

I did not find a newer kernel on Hobbes or on service.boulder.ibm.com.

On Hobbes:
I did find Java 6 and all its dependencies.
I did find OpenOffice 2.02, but it requires FP16.
I did not find Qt itself, just a few applications that use it.

With Daniela's drivers, I can exceed 2 gigs on the IDE controller. I resized my first .vdi to 35 gigs, made a new HPFS partition, and copied everything from the JFS partition to the new HPFS partition. I would have expanded C: and moved everything there, but too many things were already tied to D:. I am going to let C: remain at 2 gigs. Finally, I deleted the .vdi with the JFS volume.

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