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Author Topic: 080715 lyx-1.5.5 [VL59]  (Read 2945 times)
exeterdad
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« on: July 15, 2008, 08:38:15 am »

hata_ph has packaged lyx-1.5.5 for VL59

Package: lyx-1.5.5-i586-1vl59.tlz
MD5: 124d8735e2a413514f19d37fe804bc59
Package Size: 6,228 KIB (6.08 MB)
Installed size: 34,960 KIB (34.14 MB)

Sources: http://vectorlinux.osuosl.org/veclinux-5.9/source/testing/x-apps/lyx
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lyx: lyx (The Document Processor)
lyx:
lyx: LyX is a document processor that encourages an approach to
lyx: writing based on the structure of your documents (WYSIWYM),
lyx: and not simply their appearance (WYSIWYG).
lyx:
lyx:
lyx:
lyx: License: GPL2
lyx: Authors: The Lyx Team
lyx: Website: http://www.lyx.org

After testing this package, please take a moment and come back to this thread to let us know how it works for you.
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wcs
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« Reply #1 on: July 20, 2008, 06:22:18 am »

Working fine so far.
I have only one request. Would it be possible for this to be repackaged with support for the thesaurus?
Usually it is autodetected, but aiksaurus was probably not in the box where it was compiled.
To enforce it, one can compile it with --with-aiksaurus

I don't know it if it is good to add an extra dependency to it. But someone who doesn't want aiksaurus can always not install it (or remove it), and it would give greater functionality to lyx.

(I can package it myself, though, if others agree on adding this feature)
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hata_ph
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« Reply #2 on: July 20, 2008, 10:54:11 am »

I have compile it again with --with-aiksaurus and you may get it from here....

http://www.4shared.com/dir/8344089/62811571/misc.html

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# HOW TO EDIT THIS FILE:
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   |-----handy-ruler------------------------------------------------------|
lyx: lyx (The Document Processor)
lyx:
lyx: LyX is a document processor that encourages an approach to
lyx: writing based on the structure of your documents (WYSIWYM),
lyx: and not simply their appearance (WYSIWYG).
lyx:
lyx:
lyx:
lyx: License: GPL2
lyx: Authors: The Lyx Team
lyx: Website: http://www.lyx.org

#----------------------------------------
BUILDDATE: Mon Jul 21 02:14:15 MYT 2008
PACKAGER:  hata_ph
HOST:      Linux 2.6.22.14 i686
DISTRO:    5.9 Standard GOLD built on Dec-16-07
CFLAGS:    -O2 -march=i586 -mtune=i686
LDFLAGS:   
CONFIGURE:   $ ./configure --prefix=/usr --sysconfdir=/etc --localstatedir=/var --mandir=/usr/man --with-included-gettext --disable-debug --program-prefix= --program-suffix= --build=i486-slackware-linux --with-qt4-dir=/usr/lib/qt4 --with-aiksaurus


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« Reply #3 on: July 20, 2008, 12:59:55 pm »

Thanks a lot, hata_ph.

It doesn't seem to be working yet....
I guess you need to have aiksaurus installed when you compile it.
From what I gather in the configure help, --with aiksaurus doesn't actually do much --- my mistake, sorry.
You can specify --without-aiksaurus, if you don't want it, but if that option isn't there, I think support for it only gets compiled if you have it in your packaging box.

Sorry about the extra hassle.
(you might also need to increase the build number to 2, if this new one makes it into the repo)

Thanks!
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« Reply #4 on: July 20, 2008, 04:49:46 pm »

I believe I have aiksaurus installed in my system......but then I need to double check as I am at work now....
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« Reply #5 on: July 20, 2008, 05:45:09 pm »

Maybe I'm not looking for it in the right place. In 1.5.3 the Thesaurus is under the Tools menu.
In this version you packaged, it is not there, but that might be due to something else... let me know after you check it.

Thanks a lot.
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« Reply #6 on: July 21, 2008, 07:39:09 am »

I have aiksaurus-1.2.1-i586-2vl59.tlz as default......
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« Reply #7 on: July 21, 2008, 02:25:49 pm »

Ok, very likely my mistake then...
I uninstalled aiksaurus to see the effect on the compile, and now ended up without it (it is not in the repos at the moment so far as I can see...)
So, no worries, if you had it in your box, the support is certainly there.

Strange that aiksaurus is not in the repos, though... I wonder how I can get it back.
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« Reply #8 on: July 21, 2008, 05:08:31 pm »

I think aiksaurus come as default in the VL59-STD CD install.....
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« Reply #9 on: July 22, 2008, 05:40:46 am »

Thanks, got aiksaurus again.

But still cannot get the the support for it in the lyx repo you submitted, or in the one in 4shared. (the Tools menu should show it, but only when a document is open).

Weird.... It should be automatically detected...
When I compiled lyx myself I got it. Relevant lines in configure being:

Code:
checking for main in -lAiksaurus... yes
checking Aiksaurus.h usability... no
checking Aiksaurus.h presence... no
checking for Aiksaurus.h... no
checking Aiksaurus/Aiksaurus.h usability... yes
checking Aiksaurus/Aiksaurus.h presence... yes
checking for Aiksaurus/Aiksaurus.h... yes
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Code:
Configuration
  Host type:                    i486-slackware-linux-gnu
  Special build flags:          aiksaurus pch  use-aspell use-ispell
  C   Compiler:                 gcc

Thanks.

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« Reply #10 on: July 22, 2008, 10:17:06 am »

Installed OK, but doesn't work - well not 100% anyway.  Opening most templates gives:
The layout file requested by this document.
article layout.
is not usable.  This is probably because a LaTeX class or style file required by it is not available.  See the customization documentation for more information. LyX will not be able to produce output.

And indeed it doesn't produce output.  Any idea what this is about?

VL5.9 Std. Toshiba Satellite Pro 4300 P3 700MHz, 320Mb RAM, 40Gb HDD.
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« Reply #11 on: July 22, 2008, 10:57:41 am »

That's because you latex installation does not contain the files that those templates ask for.
If you got tetex from the repo, bear in mind that it's a bit thin... latex can be extended with packages, macros, styles, etc... If you want everything, you should download texlive. If you install it all, it's going to be something like 1Gb.
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« Reply #12 on: July 22, 2008, 12:52:38 pm »

Hmm,  I'll have a play with it first to see if it does what I think.  If so, will have to play partitions and make space first.  I fell for the 4Gb should be plenty routine, but have loads of space in other partitions.  Is there a good tutorial for this, as it seems like a brilliant idea if I can get my head round it (or it round my head...).  Thanks.
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« Reply #13 on: July 22, 2008, 01:22:01 pm »

Lyx itself has a tutorial which is very good.
I used it for several months, but once I got a bit more comfortable with latex, I started using kile.

In the end, lyx felt like something in between... it tries to make latex easier and more intuitive, but there will invariably be times when you run into issues because your latex code is not like you think it is. When you end up having to look at the code, and even make changes to it because there are no lyx commands for certain things you want to do, I felt I was better of writing latex files directly, than having this extra layer... at times, it was frustrating because you don't know where certain errors are coming from. Once you actually see the latex file, things become more clear. Of course, it takes ages to learn latex..... and the little bit I learned, I'm forgetting.  Smiley
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« Reply #14 on: July 22, 2008, 01:35:53 pm »

I found the tutorial, but it falls down really early on which is never a good omen.

• Run LaTeX to create a DVI file, with View->DVI

Not in my View menu it isn't.  The button dvi just gives:  No information for exporting the format DVI.
In fact, I can't find a way to get any output at all.  Printing is greyed out and view pdf doesn't.  I think I'll try again tomorrow.  Not having a good PC day.  Thanks.
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