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- Subject: [mg44016] Re: [mg43993] LinkConnect::"linkc":...Linux-dyn/XML.exe
- From: John Fultz <jfultz at wolfram.com>
- Date: Fri, 17 Oct 2003 05:14:49 -0400 (EDT)
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On Thu, 16 Oct 2003 04:17:15 -0400 (EDT), 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? > > Does this work in 5.0 for Linux? > > Can I trick it with something like dosemu? No, this is not a Windows executable. The .exe naming convention is used for installable MathLink programs (which is exactly what XML.exe is). See the last paragraph of section 2.12.2 in the 4.2 book, 2.13.2 in the 5.0 book for information about this naming convention. This would be happening as a side effect of your attempt to import some kind of XML file or expression. The first step is to determine whether this happens for every XML expression, or just some particular one (e.g. does something like ImportString["<mytag/>", "XML"] cause the error). With that information, Wolfram Research Technical Support will probably be able to help you out. Just a thought...if the error happens with even the simplest of inputs, you might try replacing the XML.exe file in the above-named path with the one found on the CD in SystemFiles/Converters/Binaries/Linux. I really don't know whether this would work or not, but it might, and it's easy enough to try. Sincerely, John Fultz jfultz at wolfram.com User Interface Group Wolfram Research, Inc.