Flawed 188.8.131.52 upgrade
Richard Kimberly Heck
rikiheck at lyx.org
Mon Jan 25 19:44:40 UTC 2021
On 1/25/21 2:04 PM, Rich Shepard wrote:
> On Mon, 25 Jan 2021, Richard Kimberly Heck wrote:
>> That is very odd. Assuming you had 2.3.6 installed before, the changes
>> were very minimal. Maybe there's been a change to the Qt version that
>> the build pulled in.
> Yes, it is. Installed here is qt5-5.12.8; I don't recall when that was
> installed relative to lyx-2.3.6.
>>> First, the fonts on the menu, toolbar, outline pane and other main
>>> widgets shrank. They're too small for me and I didn't find where to
>>> them under Tools->Display fonts.
>> I believe the WM or Qt configuration tool controls that.
> Perhaps; I'll check both.
>> Run LyX from a terminal and see what error messages you get. The file
>> must not be loading properly.
> That's for certain:
> $ lyx
> Traceback (most recent call last):
> File "/usr/share/lyx/scripts/prefs2prefs.py", line 202, in <module>
> File "/usr/share/lyx/scripts/prefs2prefs.py", line 167, in main
> lines = read(source)
> File "/usr/share/lyx/scripts/prefs2prefs.py", line 52, in read
> lines = source.read().splitlines() or ['']
> File "/usr/lib64/python2.7/codecs.py", line 314, in decode
> (result, consumed) = self._buffer_decode(data, self.errors, final)
Something weird is going on here. This is some kind of encoding error.
> LookupError: unknown error handler name 'surrogateescape'
> filetools.cpp (1221): Could not run file conversion script
> GuiApplication.cpp (3119): Unable to convert
> /home/rshepard/.lyx/ui/classic.ui to format 4.
> GuiApplication.cpp (3126): Unable to read UI file:
It looks as if you have a customized version of classic.ui here. Try
deleting (or moving) it. It seems as if it must have some strange
characters in it.
> Since python2 reached EOL at the end of last year is there a way to
> using python3 instead?
LyX should pick up python3 on reconfigure. But I'm not sure where that
You might want to raise this on devel. People there may have more ideas.
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