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Old 03-22-2003, 04:55 AM   #16
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so many downloading site, which one shall i choose ?
 
Old 03-22-2003, 02:21 PM   #17
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Closest to you, and closest match to the one you need. I disagree with one of the above statements, install the one from your install CD, you'll run into much less "snagging". If there are dependencies, also use the files from your install CD, less confusion that way as well.

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Old 03-24-2003, 07:27 AM   #18
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When I try to install abiword-mdk.i586.rpm for mandrake, I have dependency problem,
the error message is:

expat >= 1.95.1 is needed by abiword-1.0.2-1mdk


What can I do ?
 
Old 03-24-2003, 02:14 PM   #19
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On mandrake, use urpmi:
urpmi abiword, it will prompt you for the needed cd's

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Old 03-25-2003, 09:37 AM   #20
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I successfully installed abiword for linux mandrake, using urpmi command.
Thanks.
 
Old 03-26-2003, 01:22 AM   #21
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when i open abiword, it prompts me for an error about "font can not be loaded",
how to fix it?

Inside abiword, i click the menu preference, can see nothing to adjust!
 
Old 03-26-2003, 11:50 AM   #22
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Quote:
Originally posted by fsbooks
Is not /usr/bin in your path? If you want it in your startup menu, add it the same you would manually add any other application.

What version abiword are you using? If it works, you can go to tools->preferences->PreferenceSchemes and there is a way to turn off the font warning at startup and to modify the unix font path.

Try this link: http://abisource.com/twiki/bin/view/Abiword/AbiWordFAQ
Does this not help? It's also mentioned like this in the FAQ...
 
Old 03-26-2003, 07:10 PM   #23
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I'll try the solution.

From tucows.com, i downloaded a 18 MB abiword, haven't unzipped yet, don't know why it is so big ?
 
Old 03-27-2003, 03:01 AM   #24
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you shouldn't something as crap as tucows. you should be using a decent linux site like rpmfind.net. that's probably a static build including gtk or something, which you certainly don't want to be using.
 
Old 03-27-2003, 09:27 AM   #25
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The large file size could also be a result of dictionary files, abiword has spelling support for over 20 languages. BTW, the .hash files mentioned before are the dictionary files.

and yes, rpmfind.net or sourceforge.net are better bets. Sourceforge is more up to date, while rpmfind may be more capatible with base distributions.
If you want fun, get the unstable version (1.1.4). Yeah, there will be a lot of dependencies whether in precompiled rpm format or even if you build from source, but I've successfully built it on rh7.3 by intalling from source the newer glib2 and certain gnome libraries. A challenge, but worth it if you like that sort of thing (besides, the features are much improved in the development version).

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Old 05-25-2003, 03:33 PM   #26
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I'd just install it from the CD's on your install disc, if you are using Mandrake, use:
urpmi abiword

It will take care of the dependencies for you, and save you the headache.

I'm running Mandrake 7.1 and want to install AbiWord from the Applications CD as I don't want dependency problems. I've been unable to install it by using: rpm -ivh <various variations of abiword.rpm> What is the difference between rpm -ivh and urpmi? urpmi is not mentioned in the Mandrake Installation and User Guide.

TIA
 
Old 05-25-2003, 03:42 PM   #27
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urpm is propbably not on your system, afaik it was not in mandrake 7.1, which is really quite old now, i'd suggest a much newer version, 9.1 is out now.
 
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Thanks, acid_kewpie.
 
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http://abisource.com/download today is down
 
  


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