Re: [gembud] GEMAPAK 10.5.4 under ubuntu Linux


Ubuntu, at least on 7.10 desktop, has a broken open motif implementation, also. The symptom can always be reproduced - if you go in through the nmap2, select a multiple menu'd product, display, then go back in to add a layer, the menu system will be then corrupt. This is most evident with smaller screen sizes - i.e. 1280x1024 or smaller.

I traced the error back through the code to the actual motif calls.

This is not specific to GEMPAK 10.5.4, but was apparent in the previous version.

I have not attempted the nmap2 interface with Ubuntu 6.06.1.

This symptom is not replicable across other *nix flavors. Solaris, FreeBSD, Slackware, Gentoo, and RHEL/CentOS all work fine. I have not tired the base of Ubuntu, Debian, to see if it is inherited from Debian.

This is only helpful in that it shows your problem is not necessarily local. Unless you have a lot invested in your Ubuntu installation, I can only suggest a different flavor of *nix.

On Jan 2, 2008, at 11:37 AM, gregory.carbin@xxxxxxxx wrote:

Happy New Year GEMBUDS!

I have some puzzling issues to report with the latest install and
compile of GEMPAK under
ubuntu Linux. Nmap2 and the other Nprogs appear to compile fine using
the settings given in an earlier message (below). However, nmap2 starts
up with a long list of warnings similar to this:

    Name: FilterText
    Class: XmTextField
    Character '\56' not supported in font.  Discarded.

There are many more "characters" discarded but nmap2 does start up and
appears normal and responsive. That is until I try to use the product
generation tool (pgen) to place vgf
text onto a blank map background. As soon as I click to place a text
label on the map in nmap2 the entire application crashes with this message:

*** stack smashing detected ***: nmap2 terminated

One of the nice things about nmap2 are the progen capabilities that
allow the annotation of maps and plots. It would be nice if I could
figure out what is causing this erratic response to trying to use the
prodgen text tool in nmap2.

Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks for reading!

Greg Carbin
NWS/Storm Prediction Center
Norman, OK