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Author Topic: 081107 abiword-2.6.4, enchant-1.4.2, abiword-extras-2.6.4 [VL 6.0]  (Read 2560 times)
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« on: November 07, 2008, 03:28:44 pm »

I've packaged the latest stable version of the AbiWord word processor for VL 6.0.  I've also packaged the latest enchant, which interfaces AbiWord to a number of spellcheckers including aspell (used in VL Standard) and ispell (used in VL Light).  The abiword-extras package used to be part of the main AbiWord package and is made up of "large files and files that don't change often".  It is recommended as part of an AbiWord installation.

Package: abiword-2.6.4-i586-1vl60.tlz
MD5: aaaa5308d867fa341eaccc2f6f5a3a0b
Package Size: 2.22 MB
Installed Size: 11.79 MB

Sources: http://vectorlinux.osuosl.org/veclinux-current/source/testing/x-apps/abiword

Code:
abiword (word processing program)
 
AbiWord is a free word processing program similar to Microsoft® Word.
It is suitable for a wide variety of word processing tasks. 

AbiWord has been created by a worldwide group of volunteers and currently
supports many languages and operating systems

License: GNU General Public License, version 2
Authors: see CREDITS.TXT file
Website: http://www.abisource.com  [code]


Package:  enchant-1.4.2-i586-1vl60.tlz
MD5: dbcd90f3a542948fbc3d332df4b6307d
Package Size:  208K
Installed Size:  860K

Sources: http://vectorlinux.osuosl.org/veclinux-current/source/testing/libs/enchant

[code]enchant: enchant (Generic spell checking library)
enchant:
enchant: The project aims to provide an efficient extensible
enchant: abstraction for dealing with different spell checking libraries.
enchant: These include, but are not limited to: Aspell/Pspell. Ispell,
enchant: Hspell, Uspell.
enchant:
enchant:
enchant: License: GNU Lesser General Public License, Version 2.1
enchant: Authors:  Dom Lachowicz <cinamod@hotmail.com>
enchant: Website:  http://www.abisource.com/projects/enchant/


Package:  abiword-extras-2.6.4-i586-1vl60.tlz
MD5: 3bc1ca3be36641b115ef75fa16991472
Package Size:  367K
Installed Size: 810K

http://vectorlinux.osuosl.org/veclinux-current/source/testing/x-apps/abiword-extras

Code:
abiword-extras: abiword-extras (files used by AbiSuite)
abiword-extras:
abiword-extras: This directory tree contains GPL or GPL-compatible files
abiword-extras: used by AbiSuite that are very big and/or that don't change
abiword-extras: very often.
abiword-extras:
abiword-extras:
abiword-extras:
abiword-extras:
abiword-extras: License: GPL & various GPL-compatible
abiword-extras: Website: http://www.abisource.com

After testing these packages please take a moment and come back to this thread to let us know how they work for you.
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« Reply #1 on: November 08, 2008, 06:55:42 pm »

I installed abiword and deps on VL Light A0.12. Have some issues with the "Help" menu. All entries except "About" bring up another copy of abiword.
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« Reply #2 on: November 08, 2008, 07:32:10 pm »

Did you install the separate abiword-docs package?  I'm wondering if that being absent the cause of your issue.  I can't replicate what you're seeing.  I can get into a situation where the help simply doesn't launch.  I'm running VL Light 6.0 a0.12.
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« Reply #3 on: November 09, 2008, 02:35:52 pm »

Everything shows up in gslapt, but this is not a pristine install. I will start over again from scratch.

I am surprised by some of the dependencies of this version of Abiword. Bonobo component browser? Avahi zeroconf browser? What are those and why does a word processor need them?
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« Reply #4 on: November 09, 2008, 08:07:16 pm »

Bonobo has been a dependency of AbiWord at least since the 2.4.x days.  It's part of GNOME.  No, I don't know what it does.  Avahi makes very little sense since it's dynamic DNS.  It was required by one of the GNOME dependencies (libgnomprintui, if I remember correctly) which AbiWord does depend on.  GNOME has become a maze of interlinking dependencies and AbiWord's use of three libraries causes all sorts of nonsense.  Look at the dependencies in the GSB package (2.6.3).  There's even more cruft.  I don't see a way around that.
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« Reply #5 on: November 10, 2008, 09:33:02 pm »

I installed the above packages on VL6 Standard alpha 0.12. When I click on AbiWord's Help, Help Contents I get this message:
Epiphany can't be used now. Mozilla initialization failed.

I get the same message if I try the Help menu in Inkscape.

If I try to start Epiphany, I also get the same message.

I installed Gnome from the repo shortly after I installed VL6a.12.

What's going on and how can I fix it?
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« Reply #6 on: November 10, 2008, 10:53:16 pm »

Check your default browser setting.  If it's set to Epiphany try changing to something else you have installed (Firefox, Seamonkey) and see if that works. 
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« Reply #7 on: November 11, 2008, 06:59:10 pm »

Check your default browser setting.  If it's set to Epiphany try changing to something else you have installed (Firefox, Seamonkey) and see if that works. 

I already did that, both in XFce's Preferred Applications and in ~/.bashrc. In both places the default browser is set to SeaMonkey. I "jiggled the handle" by changing the default browser to Firefox in hopes that might change AbiWord's mind, but I still got the same message about Epiphany and Mozilla failing to initialize. I can't find Epiphany referenced anywhere. Epiphany itself won't start. (I didn't install it specifically; it came along with Gnome.) Thinking maybe Epiphany was munged, I reinstalled it through GSlapt. Didn't help--same messages as before.

I don't know where Gnome keeps its settings. I'd like to see what Gnome thinks is the default browser and change that. I don't use Gnome. I installed it to get the libraries in case I needed to compile my important applications like Inkscape and Gimp. I'm now thinking that installing Gnome was a bad idea.
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« Reply #8 on: November 11, 2008, 09:01:40 pm »

Before I assume there is something wrong with the AbiWord package (which is entirely possible) I'd like to see if anyone has this problem with a newer alpha build.  I'm wondering if this is an AbiWord problem or an a0.12+GNOME+AbiWord problem.  I did build this package on a machine that did not have GNOME installed and which should have only what was absolutely required to build from GSB (lingnomeprint, lingnomeprintui and their dependencies).

If you do try a newer alpha build I'd really appreciate if you can try these packages again.
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« Reply #9 on: November 12, 2008, 08:07:25 am »

this is not an abiword problem.
the help browser doesnt come up at all and I dont get any error on A0.33.
gconf has its default browser set as epiphany so if it is not installed nothing happens.
epiphany needs the gsb firefox-2 installed to work.
the way around this is to change the default browser in gconf
the only way I have found to do this is from the gnome control center(which means a full gnome install), Or
from the CL like below
Code:
sed -i 's/epiphany/firefox/g' /etc/gconf/gconf.xml.defaults/%gconf-tree.xml
you can change firefox for the browser of your choice there
you then either need to reboot, or restart the gconf daemon like this
Code:
killall -HUP gconfd-2

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« Reply #10 on: November 12, 2008, 05:15:48 pm »

I'll give this a try tomorrow. I'm keeping my fingers crossed!
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« Reply #11 on: November 13, 2008, 08:57:47 pm »

I installed VL6 a 0.33 today and updated AbiWord, including installing Abiword Docs. I did not install Gnome.

The Help menu did not work and there was no error message such as I got when I had Gnome installed on 0.12. I did find the problem, though, and now the Help menu does bring up the documentation in a browser.

The path installed by the abiword-docs package does not match up with what AbiWord is looking for. I discovered this by running AbiWord 2.6.2 on my 5.9 Standard laptop, where Help works, and noticing where it found the docs. The package puts them in /usr/share/abiword-2.6/help but AbiWord looks for them in /usr/share/abiword-2.6/AbiWord/help/en-US. I fixed that by creating the directory and adding a symlink to /usr/share/abiword-2.6/help. As I recall, this "wrong path" issue goes back maybe even to VL 5.9 Standard.
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« Reply #12 on: November 13, 2008, 09:39:58 pm »

@GrannyGeek:  Thank you so much for testing and troubleshooting this.  I haven't been online much (an injured shoulder makes typing painful) but I will rebuild this package with the required symlink in the doinst.sh.  That's a nice, easy fix.
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« Reply #13 on: November 15, 2008, 11:11:00 pm »

Sorry to hear about your shoulder injury, caitlyn. I know from experience that a bad shoulder can make typing and mousing very uncomfortable. A couple of years ago I was having shoulder pain that made using a desktop computer difficult. I wound up getting a new chair for my home office, one with arms at the right height and a high back that supported my head. I found that having to hold up my head without support caused stress on my shoulders.

I hope my analysis of the AbiWord Docs situation was accurate. All I can say is it works for me.

I am lucky to have five VectorLinux partitions on three computers. Three are VL 5.9 Standard Deluxe. On the Celeron desktop I have in addition two partitions for VL 6 testing: .12 and .33. The next test version I install will go on the .12 partition, replacing it. With all these partitions I can compare things when something works on one or more computers but not another.
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