[oclug] Warning Mandrake 9.0
chris123 at magma.ca
Tue Oct 1 18:50:20 EDT 2002
Paul Godin wrote:
> I reported a bug to Mandrake on the following.
> When attempting to load SO6.0, one of two behaviors can be encountered.
> 1. The setup routine crashes with no log output, leaving you in the dark
> 2. The setup routine completes it's first stage loading then for some
> reason, cannot locate a specific configuration file for copying from the
> CD to the HD and terminates. What's interesting is the CD is no longer
> readable, files are listed based on your last 'ls' command with trailers
> indicating that the folder or files does not exists.
Guess that what you get in playing with alphs software....:)
If you have the time, copy the installation sequence and paclage to your
drive. Then ls into the package to find the file "setup" Now run setup
as ./setup --help to see if there are any options provided. There should
be, now adjust to you liking in terms of path and no xwindows if
provided. Dont really know what they give you. OOo.org is different at
This shuold launch the command line installation process (not sure but
thats how OOo.org works) with out the gui/Xwindows dependencies. At
least it will elminate issue in mandrakes beta xwindows config. Give er
shot as see what happens. I could be entirely out to lunch. Its known to
happen from time too time but at least I can admit it..:)
Side Note: always remove your installation entry in the sversionic or
whatever its spelled located in the installations home dir. Star and
OOo.org will not install if your version is already listed there.
> I replicated this behavior on two pc's, one desktop and the other a
> laptop. I was able to install on the desktop using "enlightenment"
> rather than KDE or GNOME via a xterm, a GUI is required for the
uhmmm...no its not..
> Still the package is excellent in performance on both system. Consider
> that the Laptop is an old HP Omnibook 5500 CT with a p3-130 and 48 megs
> of ram and has better performance now on LM9.0 for screen output and
> refresh than the previous LM 8.1 or Xandros Beta 2.
Interesting...why are you preferring Star over Openoffice. I would be
interested in knowing, thats all. If its a template issues, me thinks
since you have Star just copy them over to an OOo.org install and
upgrade with OOo.org as its released. On the other hand there may be
other issues involved hence the inquirey...
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