Package Details: writerscafe 2.42-2

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Package Base: writerscafe
Description: A set of power tools for all fiction writers, whether experienced or just starting out
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Licenses: custom
Submitter: dcelasun
Maintainer: dcelasun
Last Packager: dcelasun
Votes: 11
Popularity: 0.109844
First Submitted: 2010-05-08 10:11
Last Updated: 2017-08-25 10:46

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dcelasun commented on 2017-08-25 10:47

Nice catch! I've pushed a workaround for the /usr/bin symlink issue.

bernarcher commented on 2017-08-25 05:57

I think the language problem is caused by the current locale bug where systemd resets the user locales so that there is only (on my system)


while writerscafe obviously tries to read LC_ALL instead. Hence LC_ALL has to be passed in the command. For the time being I put a small wrapper script in my ~/bin:

~/bin% cat writerscafe2
cd /usr/share/writerscafe2
LC_ALL=de_DE.utf8 ./writerscafe

bernarcher commented on 2017-08-24 23:21

The PKGBUILD installs writerscafe in /usr/share/writerscafe2 and puts a symbolic link to there in /usr/bin.

Yet, the program unfortunately assumes its ressources in the directory it has been started from, hence /usr/bin where it cannot find them, however. It needs to be started from the /usr/share/writerscafe2 directory instead.

A simple link from /usr/bin will thusly not work. For the time being I do switch to /usr/share/writerscafe2 and start the program manually from there.

bernarcher commented on 2017-08-24 20:41

At least it starts with LC_ALL locales, yet there are some startup error messages.

% LC_ALL=de_DE.UTF8 writerscafe2
Could not initialise locale for language 87 (de_DE). Trying system locale.
Could not initialise locale for 87 (de_DE) either.

Clean start with LC_ALL=C

I did report this to upstream.

dcelasun commented on 2017-08-24 20:34

I see. I'm afraid I can't be any more helpful. Maybe someone else has an idea...

bernarcher commented on 2017-08-24 20:32

I did try before already. This is what I get:

LANG=en_US.UTF-8 writerscafe
Could not initialise locale for language 57 (de_DE). Trying system locale.
zsh: segmentation fault (core dumped) LANG=en_US.UTF-8 writerscafe2

Wait - it works with LC_ALL=C writerscafe2

dcelasun commented on 2017-08-24 11:25

Maybe try to launch with the English locale?

LANG=en_US.UTF-8 writerscafe


LC_ALL=C writerscafe

bernarcher commented on 2017-08-24 11:01

Upstream obviously cannot help. This is what I got in response to the bug report:

"Sorry to hear that. Unfortunately it's hard to target all versions of
Linux with one binary, and I find Arch Linux is too hard for me to
install to make it a worthwhile target.

If you can run W.C. inside gdb, it might give more information that I
could use."

Personnally I have no time to do so. Perhaps somebody else can do. (If the fault is not caused by my system only.)

dcelasun commented on 2017-08-23 19:57

Since this program is distributed as a precompiled binary, segmentation faults should be reported upstream:

bernarcher commented on 2017-08-23 17:15

Latest version 2.42 does not start:

Could not initialise locale for language 57 (de_DE). Trying system locale.
zsh: segmentation fault (core dumped) writerscafe2

Arch x86_54 fully up to date
Running from openbox

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