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Install problem on iBook 500, 10.2.6
 
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mannaman
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Joined: Oct 22, 2003
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 22, 2003 7:26 pm    Post subject: Install problem on iBook 500, 10.2.6 Reply with quote

I'm a 'lite' Unix user, and I've installed OO 1.0.3 w/X11 on my G4, and it works well.

Now I'm trying to get a GO on my iBook, this time with Xfree86(which installs & runs fine).

When OOinstaller gets to the Font Conversions, it hangs on:

"Installing...Execute Target File: Convert_lucida.sh"

Is this likely one of my own fonts being converted, or one within the installer package?
Can I remove it completely first to see if it's the problem?

iBook 500Mhz, OSX (10.2.6)

thanks for any help,
MM
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OPENSTEP
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Joined: May 25, 2003
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 23, 2003 10:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This step of the installer is actually trying to convert all of the fonts installed on the computer to work with OOo, not just lucida (the script is misnamed...it used to convert only one, but now does all). This step will take a while if you have a lot of fonts. You may want to bring up CPU Monitor to check if something's still going on. If you're CPU is at zero percent and there's no disk activity, then it's hung. Also make sure you'r enot out of disk space.

There's no direct way to skip it if it is causing problems...

The only way to skip it I can think of offhand is to do a temporary hack and get rid of fondu before running the installer by temporarily moving it out of the way and replacing it with something harmless...e.g.

sudo
mv /usr/local/bin/fondu /usr/local/bin/fondu_real
ln -s /bin/echo /usr/local/bin/fondu

Then run the installer...

Then go back and replace fondu:

sudo
rm /usr/local/bin/fondu
mv /usr/local/bin/fondu_real /usr/local/bin/fondu

You can then go through and convert your fonts one by one. Hopefully in the process if it is hanging you can find the font that's causing the badness Sad

ed
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preation
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Joined: May 29, 2005
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PostPosted: Sun May 29, 2005 9:48 am    Post subject: tried the fondu moving trick - install still hanging Reply with quote

I'm having the same issue that was posted above regarding 'converting fonts' and am seeing a freeze at the same point. I'm trying to install OOo1.1.2X11 for Mac OSX. I have OSX 10.3.9 on a PowerBook G4. I currently have OpenOffice.org 1.0.3 installed and have for over a year now.

After reading 'openstep's post for the first time I figured that the lag during font conversion might be normal, so before trying this workaround I left the install sitting at that step for nearly 2 hours... never advanced although running 'top' on the terminal showed a steady 15-25% CPU usage by the installer throughout this period of time. I don't know how to check disk transfer activity so I'm not sure if it was just stuck processing in a loop with no data transfer to disk. After 2 hours I just 'kill' ed the install process by number from the terminal.

I tried the workaround suggested by 'openstep' and ran

su
<adminpassword>
mv /usr/local/bin/fondu /usr/local/bin/fondu_real
ln -s /bin/echo /usr/local/bin/fondu

I then ran the installer and got the exact same freeze at the exact same point. Any ideas?

Also, if I am able to install OO without 'fondu' through some other type of hack/trick, will I then have no fonts within the application? Or will there at least be a default set of fonts. I'm not a very advanced user of OO so the basic fonts will be fine.

Thanks in advance for advice anyone can provide.
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sardisson
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Joined: Feb 01, 2004
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PostPosted: Sun May 29, 2005 3:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This thread, and Ed's reply, are from the 1.0.3 era, which came well before Terry posted the useful work-around that's listed in the Installing OpenOffice.org 1.1.2 FAQ.

Which just goes to show...I wasn't crazy when I had to use 3 different versions of fondu to successfully convert all of my fonts.... Evil or Very Mad

Smokey

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