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WordPerfect 8.1

The RPM I generated with SuSE 8.2's apt would not install into SuSE 9.1. This might be because the RPM in 9.1 is version 4.1, as opposed to version 3.0 in SuSE 8.2. `apt' in SuSE 9.1 requires packages `deb' and `html2txt' to also be installed.

Using `apt' to convert the WordPerfect 8.1 does not work, because a the RPM builder complains about a `.spec' file created within the build directory. Change the `%_unpackaged_files_terminate_build' to 0 (for legacy compatibility) in the file `/usr/lib/rpm/macros'.

The KDE control center allows the installation of fonts which are accessible by X. Unfortunately, new fonts are installed not in `/usr/lib/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/' but in `/usr/local/share/fonts/'. Apparantly, this is FHS compliant, but also means that fonts are not all held in the same place. X does access the fonts in `/usr/local/share/fonts'.

`xwpfi' needs to be run for each printer driver which is to be used. For example, it needs to be run separately for the `Passthru Postcript' driver (which is monochrome only) and for the QMS Magicolor driver (which can output in colour).

When I first installed WordPerfect onto the CF-A44, I had problems with printing. Using the `Passthru Postscript', the Printer Control panel complained that some file could not be read. I only fixed the problem by removing the WordPerfect RPM package, and then re-installing. I also `enabled' some duplicated Type1 fonts that I had `disabled' in the KDE Control Centre.


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David Fong 2011-01-25