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Re: [opensuse] Installing WordPerfect 8
  • From: "A. den Oudsten" <AdenOudsten@xxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 22 Jan 2007 13:43:23 +0100
  • Message-id: <45B4B16B.8050501@xxxxxx>
Carl William Spitzer IV wrote:
On Mon, 2007-01-15 at 14:57 +0100, A. den Oudsten wrote:

I intent to repartition my harddisk, so I can install Suse 8.1 next to my Suse10.2 in a separate partition.
In Suse 8.1 I'll install my WordPerfect 8 for Linux (from Corel) and try to copy it to Suse10.2 (together with shlibs5, which is also in 8.1)
When I succeed I'll inform the list about my triomf!!


Well if your Gonzo enough to try that just be sure to document things
such as the locations of the dependencies. You might have to duplicate
them and also watch for versions of libraries.
"which" will find executables but the rest you will have to chase on
your own. I too have legacy programs which did not make it into modern
times in Win311 on PCDOS2000 so your not the only abandonware user.
This sentence made me think 'Why should I want to be a man of yesterday?'. Time goes on, all things change and we too. So I decided not to install WordPerfect anymore. It's a nice memory now!!

If it works completely including modern printers you will have a very
nice wiki page in your future. Great thing for a Resume. I have a
hunch your project will work. Probabily in the end something like a tar
gz with the additional libraries or symbolic links to same under a user.

Another approach would be to try this under a separate user and try to
make it a local install rather than global just in case the global hits
a snag.


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