From: Rob Woodard (email@example.com)
Date: Fri Nov 08 2002 - 14:48:56 EST
On Fri, 2002-11-08 at 11:20, Bernard Lambey wrote:
> In spite of F-J and Peter C's judicious advices , I pass a complete
> day on the problem.
> It was impossible to install AbiWord-1.1.0-2.tar.bz2 on my Mdk-9.0
> Of course, the reason is I am null, and not Mdk is not conform to
> uses, and if you have not the AW's-files prepared by them, you are
> certain to loose a week to try all that you know, without effects.
> Therefore, I returned to my W-1.0.3=Mdk-RPMs installed without any
> problem on my recent Mdk-8.2.
I'm with you Bernard...and you've done better than I did, I couldn't get
abi stable on Mandrake 8.2. I finally gave up and went with
OpenOffice.org which works. This is an example of where Linux
applications aren't quite ready for prime time...all this playing around
with cryptically-named libraries that are never where the docs say they
should be, installation programs that insist you don't have a library
when the blasted thing is RIGHT THERE in /usr/lib...sorry for the
venting but I really wanted to use abi and it's been a big
disappointment to have to give up. I don't have time to mess around for
days finding libraries and putting them here and there to try to get it
to work. If it doesn't work right out of the install then it's broken
and I'm not going to use it.
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