[07 Nov 2011] FileRequest() Not Working with Linux Executables

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[07 Nov 2011] FileRequest() Not Working with Linux Executables

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Note: This is an archived post that was originally sent to the Hollywood mailing list on Mon, 07 Nov 2011 22:37:48 -0000

I just noticed that FileRequest() does not seem to work at all in Linux executables. The program seems to get stuck in some kind of a loop when this function is called.

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[12 Nov 2011] Re: FileRequest() Not Working with Linux Executables

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Note: This is an archived post that was originally sent to the Hollywood mailing list on Sat, 12 Nov 2011 17:16:32 +0100
I just noticed that FileRequest() does not seem to work at all in Linux executables. The program seems to get stuck in some kind of a loop when this function is called.
It works fine here. What Linux do you use?

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[12 Nov 2011] Re: FileRequest() Not Working with Linux Executables

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Note: This is an archived post that was originally sent to the Hollywood mailing list on Sat, 12 Nov 2011 10:07:36 -0800 (PST)

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[19 Nov 2011] Re: FileRequest() Not Working with Linux Executables

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Note: This is an archived post that was originally sent to the Hollywood mailing list on Sat, 19 Nov 2011 17:06:22 +0100

It seems that Linux Mint uses some non-standard locations for its core shared objects. I'll have to adapt Hollywood to look at these locations too. Currently, Hollywood will only look in /usr/lib and /lib for the following GTK shared objects:

libgtk-x11-2.0.so libglib-2.0.so libgobject-2.0.so

If these aren't there, no requester will work and functions like FileRequest() or SystemRequest() will be redirected to the console. As a workaround, you can just create symbolic links in /usr/lib to the real shared objects. Under Mint, they seem to be stored in /lib/i386-gnu-linux and /usr/lib/i386-gnu-linux. Just create a symbolic link to the files above in /usr/lib and then it should work.

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[19 Nov 2011] Re: FileRequest() Not Working with Linux Executables

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Note: This is an archived post that was originally sent to the Hollywood mailing list on Sat, 19 Nov 2011 08:24:52 -0800 (PST)

Thanks for looking into the problem and coming up with a solution!

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