crossover office

Dave Tetreault davet at
Fri Nov 14 09:14:38 UTC 2003

I initially encountered the problem while doing a test install of Photo 
Shop.   Some applications such a PS require that certain memory areas be 
available.  CXoffice hs a test routine for this in cxoffice/bin/cxmaptest.  
This routine will report if it can't map the area.  

Prelink with the standard arguments will map portions of libraries and 
routines into this area.

Bypass   in /etc/sysconfig/prelink set 
	and run /sbin/prelink -u
		rm /etc/prelink.conf (Just to be sure)

Better bypass

	in /etc/sysconfig/prelink set
		PRELINK_OPTS="-mR --no-exec-shield"

	run /sbin/prelink -u
	rm /etc/prelink.conf (Just to be sure)	

Thanks to Jakub Jelinek <jakub at>

On Thu, 13 Nov 2003, Mike wrote:

> Robert Cavey wrote:
> > Is crossover/wine installed under any of the following listed below?
> > 
> > If so, installing wine or crossover under /opt should keep the
> > pre-linking from jackin' things up. Just a guess, let us know if that
> > works.
> IIRC, another problem folks were having with cxoffice under Fedora 0.9x 
> was with the 'exec-shield' function which prevented apps from running 
> because of a "security-patched kernel."
> There were some suggested fixes on a few different mailing lists, most 
> pertaining to the chstk program but I never got any cxoffice apps to run 
> properly under 0.95.  Disabling exec-shield completely via 'echo 0 > 
> /proc/sys/kernel/exec-shield' also had no effect.
> Anyone run into this issue with Core 1, and if so do the suggested fixes 
> work?
> Mike
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