WordPerfect installation and customization
WP 6.0 installation is pretty straightforward there are
a few but annoying pitfalls.
After successful installation
wp startup fails with misleading
error messages about processes which could not be started.
The reasons apparently are erroneous entries in AIX's printer
queue definition file,
/etc/qconfig, which contain
Remove such printer definitions ( completely )
wp is licensed software, in the app server's
/etc/rc.local the licensing has to be started, e.g.:
if [ "$HOST" = "biori6y" ]
# start WordPerfect
if [ -f /bioapps/wp60/shbin10/wplicense ]; then
/bioapps/wp60/shbin10/wplicense -s &
Note that in the license file,
DAEMON configuration must be specified with all
files accessible by the
wp assumes a page layout according to US default paper sizes.
This causes A4 network printers to insist on manual feed (because a German
printer does not know about US formats), which obviously blocks
the printer forever.
To avoid that, the
wp admin has to define the A4 paper size once in
the Layout-Page-PaperSize menu.
Every user also must define his/her page layout to be A4
before trying to print.
shbin10/wplicense shell script needs write access to
some log files. By default these are in the same directory as
the script itself. If write access cannot be enabled
(e.g. because the software is mounted read-only), modify the script
to direct the logfiles to e.g.
- AIX 4.1, HP-UX 10.01, X11R5
WordPerfect 8 installation is straightforward.
Apparently it can be run in single-user mode without license keys.
install.wp # license: WPUXR-3735644R22
/nfs/install/1020/WordPerfect-8 # installation directory (example)
Some usage/configuration hints:
Last Update: 2-Nov-2011,