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EGCG w/ GCG9?

Jose R. Valverde txomsy at cnb.uam.es
Wed Mar 19 08:39:51 EST 1997


In article <browns02-1703971555510001 at mcrcr1.med.nyu.edu>,
	browns02 at mcrcr.med.nyu.edu (Stuart M. Brown) writes:
> After installation of GCG version 9, my EGCG programs no longer work.
> 
> It seems that EGCG requires linkage to certain data libraries that
> were deleted with GCG 8.1.  Is there a workaround for this, is
> there a new version of EGCG that works with GCG v9 data libraries
> or what else can I do to fix EGCG?
> 
	You are out of luck to use EGCG8 with GCG 9 for the moment. But
it does not mean you can't use EGCG8.

	The setup I have here is as follows: I have both versions of GCG
on the same machine (can't see any license violation in that), and
allow users to start any of them. Actually you don't need all GCG8,
but only the shared libs, which you could leave around and have a
script/com-file to install them as needed.

	All that's needed is that users' activate GCG8 before running any EGCG 
program (even if thay had already started GCG9).

	The only problem I have seen for now is a damn format change in
GCG9 files: mismatches or empty positions are now marked with a ~ instead
of a ., which breaks some EGCG programs like PRETTYBOX.

	As soon as I can get a spare few minutes I'll write a short program
to change every appearance of ~ by a . so users can still run EGCG 
programs correctly.

	I wonder if GCG is not trying to end with EGCG so they can put
those programs in their package themselves... nay, too paranoic! Sure!
Or not?

				jr

-- 
Jose R. Valverde
EMBnet/CNB



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