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Internet / Re: Firefox - 45.9.0 for OS/2 GA1.1...anyone...anyone???
« on: July 27, 2018, 11:49:12 am »
Put it this way, even when you go down the RPM/YUM road it is not exactly like you have a sunny day every day. Packages are routinely not updated in a timely manner, tickets take a very long time to get worked on, or sometimes never at all. All of this frustrates the everyday use, and I am one of them. But, again, it is the way-of-life on the OS/2 platform and there realistically isn't much we can do about it.
Could you get a bit more precis about that? As we update ports relatively regularly. And tickets should not stay forever as long as we can reproduce them. I just looked (briefly) at tickets and didn't see any open ones from you. Nor any request.

If there is one thing that I wish would get addressed it is the seemingly steep slope to building a DEV environment. I tried this, got stuck numerous times and still am stuck. Maybe if we could put $$$ into that task first and foremost we might be able to develop more grass-roots type activity, which I think would allow us to deal better with the other limitations.
With rpm in place a DEV env is relatively easy. We could tell/write all steps. Even on netlabs are already some written (small) articles about that. And of course if one puts $$$ in it we will help even faster. Using a rpm DEV env doesn't mean you need to build rpm enabled ports. It just helps you to install the DEV env.

Hardware / Re: How to deinstal ACPI driver?
« on: May 14, 2018, 09:57:49 am »
At the moment, I am runniny my computer in "modern hardware, safe mode" (without ACPI driver). Now a new ACPI version has been shipped as a WPI file. In the case of failure, I cannot boot anymore and cannot start the WPI file again to deinstal. I could not found a deinstallation documentation how to deinstal from another ArcaOS boot drive (I have not exeuted the WPI file yet.) Is it sufficient to restore the old CONFIG.SYS ?
Just compare the config.sys from before the WPI installation with the one after. And you will see that not much is changes. IIRC removing (remark) the acpi.psd is all you need.

Internet / Re: Firefox and Traps
« on: May 04, 2018, 03:40:53 pm »
It might be possible to build a version of Firefox without the MMOS2 dependency

Of course it would be desirable to have a Firefox version that dynamically queries the availability of MMOS2 and if not available, to skip all the Multimedia related stuff, like using libkai to allocate a sound instance for example ...
I fear that is work that nobody has time for ...
btw Firefox uses libkai since long

Applications / Re: VirtualBox problems
« on: April 03, 2018, 05:03:20 pm »
@Valery, considering the virtual machine will usually start up on the second or third try, I doubt it is a missing DLL, though it could be a too new DLL. Same with shared memory, as even on a newly booted system it works the same.
I do have to have LIBCX_HIGHMEM=2 in my environment to get it working.
I did forget to unset SET NSPR_OS2_NO_HIRES_TIMER, here's the log, it's still broken.
Unfortunately we know it's broken, but ArcaNoae says all is ok. We can't do more beside adding a ticket at there mantis, which we did long ago.

Programming / Re: Help on RPM installer
« on: March 21, 2018, 01:03:31 pm »

I found on a webpage that they suggest:

%if "%{noclean}" == ""
   rm -rf $RPM_BUILD_ROOT

I will check it out.

you don't even need %clean, as when it's not there, then it's done always. else I would use:

like in a lot of our spec.

Programming / Re: Help on RPM installer
« on: March 19, 2018, 09:15:27 am »

I'm going forward making some more RPM installers. I'm doing one for Digger Reloaded.

Everything was going fine until I need to put a file (digger.sco - the score files) on the /home/ directory.

mkdir -p $RPM_BUILD_ROOT/@unixroot/usr/bin
mkdir -p $RPM_BUILD_ROOT/@unixroot/usr/share/doc/%{name}-%{version}
mkdir -p $RPM_BUILD_ROOT/@unixroot/usr/share/licenses/%{name}-%{version}
mkdir -p $RPM_BUILD_ROOT/@unixroot/home/.config/%{name}
cp -p *.exe $RPM_BUILD_ROOT/@unixroot/usr/bin
cp -p digger.txt $RPM_BUILD_ROOT/@unixroot/usr/share/doc/%{name}-%{version}
cp -p readme.txt $RPM_BUILD_ROOT/@unixroot/usr/share/doc/%{name}-%{version}
cp -p copyright.txt $RPM_BUILD_ROOT/@unixroot/usr/share/licenses/%{name}-%{version}
cp -p digger.sco $RPM_BUILD_ROOT/@unixroot/home/.config/%{name}

%doc digger.txt readme.txt
%license copyright.txt

I have no idea what to put on %files so the RPM can grab digger.sco inside the RPM package.  (That is where I have the ???????)

Help is welcome.


this spec has some not very clean statements
like you never use rm -rf $RPM_BUILD_ROOT in the install section
%clean does that for you anyway
then you don't have to copy files which you reference later on with %doc or %license, as those %doc or %license copy them to the right location anyway.
look at the macros and then you see what they do.


Applications / Re: Open Office 4.1
« on: February 14, 2018, 10:03:37 am »

I did not have uniclip and installed it.
I installed the gcc4core_1_3_1.wpi
I installed the Libc-0_6_6-csd6.wpi

Where can the AOO-4130-GA-rpm.wpi be downloaded from?

I contacted bitwiseworks and it he stated "Most probably you miss the xslt rpm."

Again, where can this file be found?

Uniclip is the only wpi you need in ArcaOS. All the rest should be installed via rpm or ANPM.
xslt is libxstl as Dave already stated. IIRC in ANPM you can search for parts of a rpm as well. So a search for xslt should bring libxslt. At least with yum you can do that. like "yum list *xslt*"

I'm sorry I didn't say that in my first mail. But I assumed you know that.


Applications / Re: Open Office 4.1
« on: February 14, 2018, 09:58:23 am »
IIRC, another gotta is that there are 2 icu packages, icu and libicu. One is needed by Mozilla and the other is needed by OpenOffice.

Both AOO and Mozilla use the same icu since AOO 4.1.3. Just meant as info.


Article Discussions / Re: Sponsorship needed for new OS/2 web browser
« on: November 17, 2017, 08:39:20 am »
Can somebody please delete this guy from the forums. Always so unconstrucitve.
The ignore feature works well:;area=lists;sa=ignore;u=41

Thanks I set him to ignore mode.

yes Ignore lists give a great feeling :)

Internet / Re: Torrent - what is actually working???
« on: November 16, 2017, 05:00:23 pm »

...meanwhile the one you pointed to is:

Signature:       @#Nokia:4.7#@##1## 21 Nov 2014 14:22:25    ::::3::@@Qt4: C++ application development framework. Copyright (C) 2011 Nokia Corporation and/or its subsidiary(-ies).
Vendor:          Nokia
Revision:        4.07
Date/Time:       21 Nov 2014 14:22:25
File Version:    4.7.3
Description:     Qt4: C++ application development framework. Copyright (C) 2011 Nokia Corporatio

Should I overlay the YUM/RPM release with the ZIP one?
Yes as the zip one has some https fixes. W/o those fixes no https connection will work.

Internet / Re: Torrent - what is actually working???
« on: November 16, 2017, 08:43:38 am »
Wich QBittorrent version are you using? The latest from Did you install the updated QtNet4.dll from

Setup & Installation / Re: Samba server on AOS
« on: November 06, 2017, 04:46:53 pm »
Hi Silvan.

There shouldn't be any netbios over tcp running - I didn't install it.

The log shows a problem with opening a socket on  The problem might be that the dhcp server is on

most probably you hit Please try to add the mentioned setting. It should even be already commented out in the smbd.conf

Setup & Installation / Re: Samba server on AOS
« on: November 06, 2017, 12:54:32 pm »
Nmbd writes a log file. The location of the logfiles is seen in smbd.conf. Either post the nmbd log here, or look at it yourself and try to figure out the reason. My bet is, that some netbios over tcp service is running already.

I think you are probably right Dave, probably a missing or botched up DLL. I just spent the day figuring out why libvpx didn't work, I needed it for compiling VBox source, turns out yum installed it but never included putting pkgconfnig/vpx.pc in/usr/lib! Maybe something similar with anpm.exe. If I don't get it figured out tonight I'll see if I can get a hold of Alex Taylor tomorrow. Thanks for the help.

as a note libvpx-devel installs the vpx.pc

Opening the Arca Noae  Package Manager gives the following error:

Line 12 of init in yummie.vrm:
+++  Call SockLoadFunc;

Yum worked fine until I tried to figure out and fix this error, now its dead also.
Need someone smarter than me to help me fix this.

Thanks klipp

do you have a rxsock.dll in tcpip/dll dir? As SockLoadFunc wants to load this dll.


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