Probs related to the LC 8 dictionary on 64 bit Linux

Mike Bonner bonnmike at gmail.com
Thu Jun 16 00:06:38 CEST 2016


While not as convenient, you could go to https://livecode.com/resources/api
and look things up there.  No widget info, but there is builder info.  Its
better than nothing.

On Wed, Jun 15, 2016 at 3:39 PM, Richmond <richmondmathewson at gmail.com>
wrote:

> I'm afraid that just doesn't work, as I have reported in Bugzilla, the
> dictionary just
> doesn't function at all in Livecode 8.x 64 bit Xubuntu.
>
> What I am looking to do is to install Livecode 8.x 32 bit on my 64 bit
> system, because that does
> let me get at the dictionary.
>
> So I installed the multiarch stuff, and I was still uynable to get the
> Livecode 8.0.1 32 bit Linux
> installer to start up.
>
> Richmond.
>
>
> On 16.06.2016 00:28, Fraser Gordon wrote:
>
>> On 15/06/16 22:12, Richmond wrote:
>>
>>> Sorry; that title is a bit of a mouthful.
>>>
>>> Ideally (there's another semantically dubious word) the dictionary
>>> should be properly accessible
>>> in Livecode 8.x on Linux 64 bit; but it's not, and will probably take a
>>> while to sort that out.
>>>
>>> 3 days ago my operating system "went West", and I had to reinstall. This
>>> was neither here nor there
>>> beyond being a bit frustrating and taking up 4 hours of my time.
>>>
>>> However; having reinstalled 64 bit Xubuntu 16.04 and Kernel 4.6.2 I
>>> found that even on installing
>>> the multi-arch "gubbins" I could not install the 32 bit version of
>>> Livecode 8.0.1 - which I was trying
>>> to install to get at the dictionary in a . . . relatively . . .
>>> accessible fashion (i.e. via my web browser).
>>>
>>> So, here I am with Livecode 8.0.1 Indy and unable to get at the
>>> dictionary; even fossicking around in
>>> the /home/.runrev/ directories didn't give me any file I could open
>>> directly via Firefox . . .
>>>
>>
>> If it isn't already installed, it might be worth trying to install
>> Chromium in case there is a missing dependency (the browser we use on Linux
>> is, at its core, the same as Chrome/Chromium). One thing in particular that
>> I've noticed may not be installed by default is the "xscrnsaver" library; I
>> believe it is called "libxss1" on Ubuntu.
>>
>> Fraser
>>
>>
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