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Re: LinkConnect::"linkc":...Linux-dyn/XML.exe

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  • Subject: [mg44008] Re: [mg43993] LinkConnect::"linkc":...Linux-dyn/XML.exe
  • From: "P.J. Hinton" <paulh at>
  • Date: Fri, 17 Oct 2003 05:14:35 -0400 (EDT)
  • Organization: "Wolfram Research, Inc."
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On Thu, 16 Oct 2003, Steven T. Hatton wrote:

> Is this what I think it is?
> LinkConnect::"linkc": \
> "\!\(LinkObject[\(\(\"/usr/local/Wolfram/Mathematica/4.2/SystemFiles/\
> Converters/Binaries/Linux-dyn/XML.exe\", 2, 2\)\)]\) is dead; attempt to \
> connect failed."
> A Windows executable shipped with a Linux version of Mathematica?

No, the .exe extension is used on all external converter binaries that
ship with Mathematica, regardless of platform.

There is a chance that the XML.exe program is not compatible with the C++
ABI of your system.  XML.exe is built from C++ source code because it
relies on the Xerces C++ library.

To see whether this is the case, try setting your shell's working
directory to:


and then invoke XML.exe directly:


If the executable is compatible, it should then prompt you for a link name
to use for listening.  Hitting the Enter key will then ask you for a link
to connect to.  Hit Ctrl-C to kill the program.

If it is not compatible, you may find that the program crashes with a
segmentation fault or possibly complains about not being able to find a
shared library with a particular revision.  In that case, please contact
Wolfram Research Technical Support to see if they can provide you with a
version of XML.exe that is compatible with your environment.  Information
on contacting Technical Support may be found at this URL:

P.J. Hinton
User Interface Programmer                         paulh at
Wolfram Research, Inc.
Disclaimer: Opinions expressed herein are those of the author alone.

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