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gbrocks
I am using a Zaurus SL-C860. I used the trial version of TextMaker. It installed and ran fine. Then I purchased TextMaker. I uninstalled the trial version and attempted to install the newly downloaded purchased versions of:
TextMaker_2002.ipk
TextMaker-EnglishDictionaries_2002.ipk
TextMaker-HiRes_2002.ipk

The attempt to install TextMaker_2002.ipk failed with a dialog being
displayed that read "ipk reports that something went wrong".
TextMaker-EnglishDictionaries_2002.ipk and TextMaker-HiRes_2002.ipk
installed without any problem.

SoftMaker Software GmbH, the publisher of TextMaker, have answered my requests for help since Feb 23 as follows: "Some Zaurus PDAs seem to have issues with installing. We still try to reproduce this. Our developrs are aware of this issue and are already working
on a solution."; "One customer solved this problem by installing from internal memory"; "Something may be in conflict with the Textmaker install".

Since these replies have not solved the problem, I am looking for help. Does anyone know what might cuase this and how to solve it?

I can be emailed directly at: gbrocks@att.net
Stubear
The most common reason for that error in my experience is shortage of space either on /home partition or /tmp

To get a better idea what is going wrong, run ipkg from the command line
CODE
ipkg install TextMaker_2002.ipk
- you will need to be root to do this

Stu
eji
Yeah, Softmaker send me the same BS reply. Never heard anything after that.

What I had to do was the manual juggling, and I'm trying to recall (and can't) all the steps I had to follow to get TM to finally install and run, right down to putting the .png icon in the right folder. I wasn't ever able to install it through the standard ipk process.

There should be a thread in the forums section of the Softmaker site that gives detailed instructions on placing the files properly in the event of faulty installs. The problem with this is that you'll have to uninstall it the hard way, too -- it doesn't appear in the Add/Remove Software GUI. If you can't find it, I'd be happy to try to retrace my steps and offer a bit more detail.
scheck.r
Hi gbrocks,

I think eji is talking about this thread.
Installing Textmaker

Hope it works for you.
eji
QUOTE(scheck.r @ Apr 26 2005, 09:53 PM)
Hi gbrocks,

I think eji is talking about this thread.
Installing Textmaker

Hope it works for you.
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Thanks for compensating for my laziness, scheck.r wink.gif

I was actually talking about
this thread on the Softmaker forums but they've got the same instructions. You'll see how unhelpful Softmaker is on that thread: They can't believe the problem isn't the user's fault. Anyway, I suppose I should just be glad they're actively developing for the Z.
ZDevil
QUOTE(eji @ Apr 26 2005, 10:06 PM)
Thanks for compensating for my laziness, scheck.r wink.gif

I was actually talking about
this thread on the Softmaker forums but they've got the same instructions. You'll see how unhelpful Softmaker is on that thread: They can't believe the problem isn't the user's fault. Anyway, I suppose I should just be glad they're actively developing for the Z.
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I shared a similar experience long ago sad.gif . I just got the impression that Softmaker respond either rather selectively or slowly to the questions posted in its zaurus forum. I hope they are not assuming that such a superb (and one of the very best ever) application on Z as Textmaker is for the Linux gurus only. Please tell me I am wrong here (duh...). huh.gif
kahm
Well, I'm trying to install TM on Cacko 1.23 beta on the 3000, and I"m getting a segmentation fault (!). Definitely not quite what I expected... Installing on my 860 w/Cacko 1.22 went flawlessly.
iamasmith
kahm, is that actually during install or when you run something? Something that I found recently is that UCLX compressor stubs crash on the 3000 with a Segmentation fault so it's possible if this in the installer that it's running a pre/postinst script calling a UCLX compressed binary or something similar.

If you can narrow it down to a particular binary then I would try throwing it through uclx using the decompress options - there again it may simply be the app crashing and not UCLX'd at all.

[edit]Actually that's a crock. It was a Bus Error and not a Seg Fault that I got with UCLX (sounds like alignment to me).[/edit]... anyway check the scripts, it may not be an issue at all with the app.


- Andy
kahm
QUOTE(iamasmith @ Apr 30 2005, 11:14 AM)
kahm, is that actually during install or when you run something? Something that I found recently is that UCLX compressor stubs crash on the 3000 with a Segmentation fault so it's possible if this in the installer that it's running a pre/postinst script calling a UCLX compressed binary or something similar.

If you can narrow it down to a particular binary then I would try throwing it through uclx using the decompress options - there again it may simply be the app crashing and not UCLX'd at all.

[edit]Actually that's a crock. It was a Bus Error and not a Seg Fault that I got with UCLX (sounds like alignment to me).[/edit]... anyway check the scripts, it may not be an issue at all with the app.


- Andy
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I'm going to do further dissection tonight. The *only* script in there is a postinst script which adds the Textmaker mime types to (i think) /opt/Qtopia/etc/mimetypes. It didn't seem to get that far, though. It showed "Configuring Textmaker" for a minute or so, then Segmenation fault. Very strange.
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