[lug] WP on Linux

Gary Hodges Gary.Hodges at noaa.gov
Mon Mar 11 14:16:10 MST 2002

"Sexton, George" wrote:
> This is shooting in the dark, but do you have printers defined with names
> longer than 3 characters?
> You might try changing your printer names down to 3 characters. E.G. lp0,
> etc.

I did have printer names longer than 3 characters, but changing them all
to lp0, lp1, etc didn't fix the problem.  Thanks anyway for the


> -----Original Message-----
> From: lug-admin at lug.boulder.co.us [mailto:lug-admin at lug.boulder.co.us]On
> Behalf Of Gary Hodges
> Sent: 11 March, 2002 10:10 AM
> To: lug at lug.boulder.co.us
> Subject: [lug] WP on Linux
> I'm having some trouble with WordPerfect on a RHL 7.2 install.  I found
> a thread on the Corel Linux newsgroup that discusses my problem.  When I
> run wordperfect from the command line I get
> /usr/lib/corel/bin>wordperfect
> wine: readwriteprintcap.c:641: ParseLprPrintcapBuffers: Assertion
> `(charsCopied < 4)' failed.
> /usr/bin/wordperfect: line 223:  1880 Aborted
> "$corelwine" "$app $_WINE_AppArgs" -winver nt40 -managed
> The following is a response to the above error by another poster:
> Well, then it must actually be a problem with your "/etc/printcap"
> file.  WINE seems to have problems
> parsing them.
> I couldn't get "LPRng" to work with either WP8 or WP9.  I forgot which
> one.  So, I had to go back to
> just plain "lpr".  Then I upgraded to GNUlpr which is on SourceForge.
> It seems to have a problem with
> printer names, but works otherwise.
> I see the gnulpr at that site, but there is no rpm file.  I prefer to
> install everything on this system with rpm, but will go the traditional
> route if I have to.  Is there something else I can try first?

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