[Ipe-discuss] problem with ipe in Ubuntu 14.04
vfisikop at ulb.ac.be
Tue Nov 11 10:14:45 CET 2014
that was exactly the problem. Now it is working correctly.
2014-11-11 2:45 GMT+01:00 Otfried Cheong <otfried at ipe.airpost.net>:
> From the symptoms and the context of the problem occurring, it sounds
> very much that this is the dreaded locale bug:
> It arises when Ipe is run under a locale where the decimal point is a
> comma (or in fact anything that is not a period). As a result, when Ipe
> parses the standard stylesheet (which defines marks and arrows), numbers
> like 0.6 are read as 0, causing a broken display. If you save the
> document again, it becomes corrupted.
> Ipe contains code to force the numeric local to "C", which sets the
> decimal point to a period. However, there seem to be configurations
> where this doesn't work (some component seems to reset the locale - some
> specific Qt versions or something like that). I have never been able to
> reproduce it.
> The simple work-around is to call Ipe from the command line, AFTER first
> setting an environment variable:
> $ export LC_NUMERIC=C
> $ ipe
> (or export LC_NUMERIC=en_US.UTF-8 also should work).
> I will try to fix this problem once and for all by removing the
> locale-dependent version of strtod from Ipe.
> On 2014년 11월 11일 02:35, Anne Driemel wrote:
>> I would like to confirm this. I had similar problems after upgrading
>> from Ubuntu 12.x directly to 14.04. I now re-installed Ubuntu 14.04 from
>> scratch and now IPE seems to be working properly again.
>> IPE's behaviour was really strange. When drawing points or other marks
>> (also the arrow-pointers) in a new document, they were not rendered by
>> IPE, also not in generated PDF files. Polylines drawn after the points
>> were also invisible. However, they became visible again when the points
>> were removed. My old ipe files were not properly displayed.
>> These problems occurred on two different systems, and both in the
>> Ubuntu-repository version of IPE and in the self-compiled version.
>> On 10-11-14 15:42, Vissarion Fisikopoulos wrote:
>>> I have a problem with ipe in Ubuntu 14.04. I installed all the
>>> available versions and since the compilation terminated without errors
>>> when I use ipe some objects I create are invisible (like points or
>>> circles). Also old files made by ipe on another system are not
>>> correctly open (I again have some visibility problems, for example
>>> some lines and points are not visible at all) Note that I can select
>>> the invisible objects and change their properties but still cannot
>>> make them visible.
>>> I only had the following warning
>>> ======================== Installation successful ==========================
>>> Copying files to the temporary directory...tar: .0: Cannot stat: No
>>> such file or directory
>>> tar: Exiting with failure status due to previous errors
>>> when I run
>>> checkinstall --pkgname=ipe --pkgversion=7.1.5 --backup=no --fstrans=no
>>> --default make install IPEPREFIX=/usr/local
>>> I'm using ipe for many years and this is the first time I have such a
>>> problem. Could you please help.
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