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[Solved] Linux errors with 'browser' or 'txtedit'

 
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GeoffRiley



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PostPosted: Wed Jun 27, 2012 8:29 am    Post subject: [Solved] Linux errors with 'browser' or 'txtedit' Reply with quote

I thought it might be useful to point out that if anyone is getting odd errors involving either 'browser' or 'txtedit,' then the reason is that /bin/csh isn't installed. I'm pretty sure it used to be installed by default on most distributions, but a quick scan around seems to indicate that that is no longer the case.

The commonality of shells seem to be:
  • /bin/bash
  • /bin/ksh
  • /bin/rbash

...which is a much restricted list than it used to be - I guess because more concentration is being put on pretty front ends and the back end installers are being standardised so they can cut out stuff that is less used by Gnome, KDE, etc.

End of waffle and start of fix:

To solve the problem you need to install the 'tcsh' package (or 'csh' in the unlikely event that 'tcsh' isn't available for your distro).

Once tcsh is installed it will have created an appropriate link for /bin/csh automatically and this will allow the 'browser' and 'txtedit' scripts (along with less visible scripts) to run quite happily.

Hope that helps someone.

Geoff
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 27, 2012 6:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for pointing this one out! I've always been a csh user, so automatically install that whenever I set up a new machine (along with vi :) and forgot that maybe not everyone else has it by default. I'll change the scripts so they use 'sh' instead.

Phil
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GeoffRiley



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PostPosted: Wed Jun 27, 2012 9:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yeah, everyone has their favourites - I always used the Korn shell. However I found so many people seem to default to bash these days that I seem to use that more than anything now.

Have to admit... I'm a vi man too. Laughing

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 27, 2012 9:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

"I'm a vi man too"

Excellent :) Now when using UVLayout you can have that fuzzy warm feeling knowing that 100% of the code was created with vi.

Phil
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