SoftMaker FreeOffice2018 on Mageia 8?

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SoftMaker FreeOffice2018 on Mageia 8?

Post by HenryBuddy » Tue Jun 08, 2021 8:49 pm

Even though it isn't supported on Mageia linux, I've been running SoftMaker FreeOffice2018 on Mageia 7, both 64 and 32 bit, with no problems. But, after upgrading to Mageia 8, it won't finish the start-up process on Mageia 8 32-bit. I haven't tried it on 64-bit. If anyone is running FreeOffice on Mageia 8, please post how to do it. I installed 32-bit FreeOffice from the tgz file as a non-root user.

Here is the console command I used : /$HOME/bin/textmaker18free -debug
The crash produces no messages on the console.

Here is the contents of the tmcrash.txt file:

<CODE>
Linux Mageia 8 ; 8 ; [3]
TextMaker free, Revision 982.0109 release (32 Bit)

Date 8.6.2021, 14:25

XM was running for 8001 ticks, roughly 0 minutes

Crash while pasting: No
Clipboard owner: TextMaker

Active frames: 1
Maximum runtime frames: 1
Silent active frame patches: 0

FtcTraceIndex: 0

g_fs40972_level: 5
g_fs40972_width: 7
g_fs40972_height: 18
g_fs40972_height_src: 13

Crash signal code: 2 ; Backtrace follows.
Base address: 0x0872BD91
Caller = 0x08C5A0D2
Caller = 0x087BDBA7
Caller = 0x08C5A137
Caller = 0xB7F53554
Caller = 0xB7849617
Caller = 0x08E03F70
End of stack dump.
</CODE>

Perhaps I am missing a required dependency. Any ideas? Thanks.

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Re: SoftMaker FreeOffice2018 on Mageia 8?

Post by martin-k » Tue Jun 08, 2021 8:52 pm

32-bit Linux is basically unmaintained, both on the system side and on the application side. I strongly suggest to use 64 bit.
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Re: SoftMaker FreeOffice2018 on Mageia 8?

Post by HenryBuddy » Wed Jun 09, 2021 2:20 pm

UPDATE: This problem does not occur when running on the 64-bit version of Mageia 8. It only occurs on the 32-bit version of Mageia 8.

Perhaps this problem will be fixed by a later update to the 32-bit version of Mageia 8.

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