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John Pritchard wrote:
> "Tigran Yu. Magakian" wrote:
> > I have MIDAS version 98NOV pl2.1, installed on PC with Slackware Linux
> > 2.2.6 kernel. All seems to work, but after initialising GUI LONG with
> > crea/gui long command any value in the initial window could not be
> > changed (i.e. calibration row, line table etc.) On other side, all buttons
> > work normally and the values in the all other gui-windows (Search, Rebin,
> > and so on) could be changed by typing inside the appropiate frames.
> >
> > Is it a bug, or sipmly misconfiguration, and what could be done to correct
> > situation?
> This is curious. This (mis) behaviour is `well known' and has caused problems in
> several versions of MIDAS. However on my system (PC-Linux, RedHat-6.0) the
> problem has been fixed in 98NOVpl2.1 (and 98NOVpl2.2 for that matter). So it
> would appear that in your particular case it is a configuration problem. You
> might want to compare the following with what you get on your system...
> $ ldd /midas/98NOVpl2.1/gui/exec/long.exe
>         /lib/libNoVersion.so.1 => /lib/libNoVersion.so.1 (0x40014000)
>         libmidas.so.7.1 => /midas/98NOV/lib/libmidas.so.7.1 (0x40016000)
>         libXext.so.6 => /usr/X11R6/lib/libXext.so.6 (0x4015c000)
>         libXt.so.6 => /usr/X11R6/lib/libXt.so.6 (0x40169000)
>         libX11.so.6 => /usr/X11R6/lib/libX11.so.6 (0x401b5000)
>         libm.so.6 => /lib/libm.so.6 (0x40259000)
>         libc.so.6 => /lib/libc.so.6 (0x40275000)
>         libSM.so.6 => /usr/X11R6/lib/libSM.so.6 (0x40363000)
>         libICE.so.6 => /usr/X11R6/lib/libICE.so.6 (0x4036c000)
>         /lib/ld-linux.so.2 => /lib/ld-linux.so.2 (0x40000000)
> Unfortunately it seems to have REAPPEARED as of 99NOVpl2.0 (even with the ESO
> supplied libXm.so.1.0.2 correctly installed -- which I have checked with ldd,
> e.g....
> $ ldd /midas/99NOV/gui/exec/long.exe
>         libmidas.so.8.1 => /midas/99NOV/lib/libmidas.so.8.1 (0x40014000)
>         libXm.so.1 => /midas/99NOV/lib/libXm.so.1 (0x4015c000)
>         libXext.so.6 => /usr/X11R6/lib/libXext.so.6 (0x4026c000)
>         libXt.so.6 => /usr/X11R6/lib/libXt.so.6 (0x40279000)
>         libX11.so.6 => /usr/X11R6/lib/libX11.so.6 (0x402c5000)
>         libm.so.6 => /lib/libm.so.6 (0x40369000)
>         libc.so.6 => /lib/libc.so.6 (0x40385000)
>         libSM.so.6 => /usr/X11R6/lib/libSM.so.6 (0x40473000)
>         libICE.so.6 => /usr/X11R6/lib/libICE.so.6 (0x4047c000)
>         /lib/ld-linux.so.2 => /lib/ld-linux.so.2 (0x40000000)
> The offending error message produced by the create/gui long command is
> (still)...
> Warning: Unknown modifier name:   E
> I Hope at least some of this is useful.
> --------------------------------------------------------------------------------
> John Pritchard.                                      http://www.astro.ku.dk/~jdp
> New Zealand Science & Technology Post-Doctoral Fellow
> Niels Bohr Institute for Astronomy, Physics and Geophysics
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Dear MIDAS users,

I've tried to reproduce this problem but it worked for me in both
98NOVpl2.2 and in 99NOVpl2.0.

98NOVpl2.1 was generated with a version of LessTif shared library 
that causes some problems, thus and after the release I created a new
delivery "gui98NOVpl2.1.tar.Z" with just the GUIs linked with the
static library. This file still is available in 


98NOVpl2.2 was generated with GUIs already using static Lestiff 
library. This is the reason why neither 98NOVpl2.2 nor 98NOVpl2.1+
gui98NOVpl2.1.tar.Z showed the  "libXm.so.1" with the command

In the latest binary release 99NOVpl2.0 for RedHat 6.1 I give it
a try with the latest release of the LessTif shared library 0.89.9
and it worked. I included this shared library in the delivery
to avoid users the need to install/update the new LessTif in their
PCs. This is way "ldd" command showed again the "libXm.so.1", but
this time to the one located in /midas/99NOV/lib directory.

Could you John confirm if the GUI Long in 99NOVpl2.0 has still 
this problem. If so, I would make again a new "gui99NOVpl2.0.tar.gz"
with all GUIs with static LessTiff library.

In your case, Tigran, it should be enough you download the file
"gui98NOVpl2.1.tar.Z" and install it in your 98NOVpl2.1 to get your
problem solved.

Hope I did not make things more confusing.
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