[lug] Star Office 5.2...

D. Stimits stimits at idcomm.com
Mon Apr 22 15:54:55 MDT 2002

John Hernandez wrote:
> Another possible explanation is that symbolic links are not supported
> under FAT.  Perhaps the installation relies on symlinks?

Long filenames under vfat are not really the name that they appear as.
It isn't unusual for "find" and a number of other applications to fail
because the underlying name is really something else, it all depends on
how the app tries to find the filename. But for example if a file
appears to be ThisAndThatAgain.bin to Linux, it might really be
something like thisan~2.bin under vfat, and anything not understanding
this can fail (though usually it works if the full explicit path is
named). Perhaps SO is just getting confused by filesystem fake names.

D. Stimits, stimits at idcomm.com

> Another approach might be to shrink your FAT32 filesystem and squeeze
> in an ext[23] for soffice.
> > On Mon, 22 Apr 2002 LittleViggy at alum.manhattan.edu wrote:
> >
> >
> >>"The installation program cannot find the script file in which all of the
> >>instructions required for installation have been saved.  The file was looked
> >>for in the following directory:  /fat-d/office52/program/setup.ins.  The
> >>installation program cannot be executed without this file, it will now be
> >>terminated."
> >>
> >>Both my regular user **AND** root get this same error message.  One person
> >>posted to the newsgroups that perhaps the SOffice installer was "smart", and
> >>assumed a Windows installation because the drive volume is FAT32.
> >>
> >>Viggy
> >>
> >>PS.  The file setup.ins does not exist.  However, install.ini does.  I tried
> >>copying install.ini to setup.ins, and I *do* get a different error.  I first
> >>get some dialog in German, then I get a dialog that says, "Script file is
> >>invalid." and then the program exits.
> >>
> >
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