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by cad
03 Dec 2020, 17:13
Forum: Intermediate/Advanced User Questions
Topic: fastest-mirror
Replies: 7
Views: 1229

fastest-mirror

@ Rava I would also think that it may have to do with your ISP. I downloaded the 267 MB porteus-4.0-i586.iso from dl.porteus.org last month, and it took just a few minutes (fast download). dl.porteus.org was also fast for me for previous downloads over the years. If you also experience this same pro...
by cad
03 Dec 2020, 03:32
Forum: Intermediate/Advanced User Questions
Topic: How to use 'mkisofs' to create Multi-Porteus Boot ISOs (DVDs)
Replies: 4
Views: 956

How to use 'mkisofs' to create Multi-Porteus Boot ISOs (DVDs)

I have already done it for years, tens of times in the ordinary way, that is, with just the boot directory and one porteus directory in the root folder (which is the way Porteus ISOs are normally made). But, now, I would like to be able to create a multi-boot DVD that will boot two different version...
by cad
25 Nov 2020, 03:47
Forum: Intermediate/Advanced User Questions
Topic: Question for Blaze about his LibreOffice build script
Replies: 15
Views: 3389

Question for Blaze about his LibreOffice build script

@donald Thanks for confirming it and for the additional info provided. Also, my last LO compilation failed again with the same "Fatal exception in interrupt" error as described in my post #12 in this thread. The only difference was, it happened just after about 10 hours compiling, whereas in the pre...
by cad
23 Nov 2020, 17:23
Forum: Intermediate/Advanced User Questions
Topic: Question for Blaze about his LibreOffice build script
Replies: 15
Views: 3389

Question for Blaze about his LibreOffice build script

@donald Very interesting that LO runs with that older lxde module... Though your post implies it, can you confirm that, when utilizing the stock 4.0 lxde module, you are getting the same error message as I do? Although I wrote that I would take a break from compiling LO, ten minutes later I started ...
by cad
23 Nov 2020, 02:10
Forum: Intermediate/Advanced User Questions
Topic: Question for Blaze about his LibreOffice build script
Replies: 15
Views: 3389

Question for Blaze about his LibreOffice build script

@ cad My screenshot = LO running in stock Porteus- XFCE -v4.0-i586 Base modules kernel,core,xorg are the same. Something to try: replace 003-lxde.xzm with the xfce module > reboot into "always fresh" mode > activate the LO module ....report. Thank you for the info and your advice! I, too, was headi...
by cad
22 Nov 2020, 23:26
Forum: Intermediate/Advanced User Questions
Topic: Question for Blaze about his LibreOffice build script
Replies: 15
Views: 3389

Question for Blaze about his LibreOffice build script

What happens when you try starting libreoffice without the %U option? Exactly the same: https://i.postimg.cc/34xD3R5b/libreoffice-failure-to-start-error-2.png I'm going to test with XFCE, as per donald's advice. If that does not work, I suspect it is hardware-related. I'll be back shortly with resu...
by cad
22 Nov 2020, 20:07
Forum: Intermediate/Advanced User Questions
Topic: Question for Blaze about his LibreOffice build script
Replies: 15
Views: 3389

Question for Blaze about his LibreOffice build script

Thank you, burdi01 and donald for your posted image and comments. They are much appreciated. To test again, I first converted Alien's LibreOffice txz package with the txz2xzm script: txz2xzm libreoffice-6.4.6-i586-1alien.txz This installed libreoffice in my system and produced the converted LibreOff...
by cad
20 Nov 2020, 18:11
Forum: Intermediate/Advanced User Questions
Topic: Question for Blaze about his LibreOffice build script
Replies: 15
Views: 3389

Question for Blaze about his LibreOffice build script

For as far as I am aware using Java is optional (and not even the default) for Alien's LibreOffice binaries. :D I made an xzm module out of Alien's LibreOffice-6.4.6 binaries and, when trying to start, LibreOffice fails with an error complaining about not finding a Java environment. I can load my L...
by cad
20 Nov 2020, 05:01
Forum: Intermediate/Advanced User Questions
Topic: How to cause a program to look into a specific folder for its own libraries
Replies: 9
Views: 1953

How to cause a program to look into a specific folder for its own libraries

@Ed_P Thank you for sharing your java module script, much appreciated, and yes, the links mentioned in the script seem very useful reading, I took a quick look and saved them for future revisiting. For the time being I am trying to build libreoffice without java, if I can. If not, at least your java...
by cad
19 Nov 2020, 23:10
Forum: Intermediate/Advanced User Questions
Topic: How to cause a program to look into a specific folder for its own libraries
Replies: 9
Views: 1953

How to cause a program to look into a specific folder for its own libraries

Thank you so much for providing your links to explore. Very useful reading and the materials provided nicely answered the question I had asked in my other thread. :thumbsup: Especially this page (related to your second link): Slackware SlackBuild script for libreoffice-6.4.6-1 But also your first li...
by cad
19 Nov 2020, 20:57
Forum: Intermediate/Advanced User Questions
Topic: Question for Blaze about his LibreOffice build script
Replies: 15
Views: 3389

Question for Blaze about his LibreOffice build script

Hi Blaze, Thank you for your clarification. I know it takes a lot of time (and space on HD) to build. A few days ago, I attempted to do that and after 50+ hours of compilation and downloading more than 8 GB :shock: of stuff to my hard drive, LibreOffice's build process failed with an error. Then, af...
by cad
19 Nov 2020, 17:28
Forum: Intermediate/Advanced User Questions
Topic: Question for Blaze about his LibreOffice build script
Replies: 15
Views: 3389

Question for Blaze about his LibreOffice build script

Hi Blaze, This refers to your LibreOffice build script found here: Blaze's LibreOffice build script . Is this script still functional in updating libreoffice in Porteus 4.0 i586 LXDE? I would like to understand exactly which arguments are passed to 'configure' by your script before the actual build ...
by cad
19 Nov 2020, 16:16
Forum: Intermediate/Advanced User Questions
Topic: How to cause a program to look into a specific folder for its own libraries
Replies: 9
Views: 1953

How to cause a program to look into a specific folder for its own libraries

Hi donald, Thank you for your explanation which I know applies to all programs, generally. Before reading your post, I was able to resolve the aforementioned error (I simply, very carefully, made a new xzm libreoffice module from Alien Bob's txz files and, this time around, the program was able to f...
by cad
19 Nov 2020, 04:08
Forum: Intermediate/Advanced User Questions
Topic: How to properly uninstall packages from uncompressed .xzm modules
Replies: 15
Views: 3772

How to properly uninstall packages from uncompressed .xzm modules

I finally caved in and downloaded Alien Bob's version of libreoffice-6.4.6-i586. It would have been nice to compile my own, but this must be the most difficult program to compile I have ever come across. Something positive to say about Porteus 4.0 i586: it has performed exceptionally well, very stab...