Installing WP8.X in SuSE 10.3 64-Bit

Leon Goldstein metapsych at
Sat May 24 19:29:19 PDT 2008

I'm posting this how-to I put on the Corel WP/Linux newsgroup since 
there are some WP8 users on the list.
WP8 performance in a SuSE 64-bit environment is stunning, even with a 
modest 1.8 gHz Core 2 Duo system.

1.  Install SuSE 10.3 64-bit with "32-bit Runtime Environment"

2.  Download* and install shlibs5-2001.7.29.40.i386.rpm and 

*Download links:

3.  Edit /etc/ and add: /usr/i486-linux-libc5/lib ;
run command: ldconfig

4.  Run command: mkdir /usr/X11R6/lib/X11

5.  Create symlink: ln -s /usr/share/X11/locale /usr/X11R6/lib/X11/locale

6.  Copy WP8.1 and fonts TAR's to / (the very top of the file system, 
NOT to /root!) and untar  (tar -xvzf)

7.  CD /usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/Type1; run command: type1inst

8.  Run command: /usr/bin/mkfontdir

9.  Run command: /usr/lib/wp8/shbin10/wpfi

10.  Create desktop icon (a WP icon is provided) with xwp as the command.

Notes:  For WP8 (with script installer) steps 1-5 suffice. 

Back in the good old days YAST took care of step 3; with the current 
releases this step must be done manually.

WP8.1 installs its fonts were OO can find and use them.  This means you 
can import a WPD into OO with the original font(s).

Shlibs5 was last included with SuSE 9.0; subsequent releases don't have 
it.  I used shlibs5 from my SuSE 8.0 and it works fine.

Leon A. Goldstein

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