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Offline Michele31415

OS 3.9 Cannot open "resource.library"
« on: September 23, 2021, 08:40:41 PM »
There is another thread here https://forum.amiga.org/index.php?topic=5463.0 that descibes my problem exactly.  I got OS 2.9 running and then did an install of AmiFTP.  It worked fine - until I rebooted.  Now I get messages like:

Cannot open "resource.library", version 44
when I try to run AmiDock (although I do have that file in LIBS:) and
Can't open version 40 of gadgets/fuelgauge.gadget
when I try to run AmiFTP.(and I have that file too).

Unfortunately, even after reading that thread I still don't understand how to fix this.  One suggestion was toi replace C:SetPatch from the 3.9 CD, but my CD has no SetPatch in its C directory.  I did replace it from my USB backup but I think that was the same file (it was the same size anyway, 31.8K) and that didn't fix the problem anyway.  Another post suggests that some classes are missing somewhere but I can't tell which ones.

And a number of other programs won't start now either.  Could someone please help me out of this mess?  I'm totally stumped here.

FWIW, I'm using KS 40.63, WB 45.1 and SetPatch 44.13
FWIW2: If I boot from the Emergency 3.9 Rescue Disk, AmiDock works OK but my primary boot disk FS3: does not appear on the WB screen.
« Last Edit: September 24, 2021, 01:27:29 AM by Michele31415 »
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Offline kolla

Re: OS 3.9 Cannot open "resource.library"
« Reply #1 on: September 24, 2021, 01:25:26 PM »
You somehow effed up the LIBS: assign, is my guess, probably by not using the ADD keyword in user-startup somewhere.

If you open a command line shell and type “assign” and press enter, you should see many paths assigned to LIBS: - what do you see?
B5D6A1D019D5D45BCC56F4782AC220D8B3E2A6CC
---
A3000/060CSPPC+CVPPC/128MB + 256MB BigRAM/Deneb USB
A4000/CS060/Mediator4000Di/Voodoo5/128MB
A1200/Blz1260/IndyAGA/192MB
A1200/Blz1260/64MB
A1200/Blz1230III/32MB
A1200/ACA1221
A600/V600v2/Subway USB
A600/Apollo630/32MB
A600/A6095
CD32/SX32/32MB/Plipbox
CD32/TF328
A500/V500v2
A500/MTec520
CDTV
MiSTer, MiST, FleaFPGAs and original Minimig
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Offline zipper

Re: OS 3.9 Cannot open "resource.library"
« Reply #2 on: September 24, 2021, 02:11:39 PM »
Check if you got everything copied into your Classes:
My first install did miss to copy something and I had to compare and found something was missing.
 

Offline Michele31415

Re: OS 3.9 Cannot open "resource.library"
« Reply #3 on: September 24, 2021, 05:47:02 PM »
You somehow effed up the LIBS: assign, is my guess, probably by not using the ADD keyword in user-startup somewhere.

If you open a command line shell and type “assign” and press enter, you should see many paths assigned to LIBS: - what do you see?
I see:
Code: [Select]
Volumes:
MSDOS5.0 [Mounted]
AmigaOS3.9 [Mounted]
Ram Disk [Mounted]
AsimCDFS_v3_Install [Mounted]
FS5 [Mounted]
FS4 [Mounted]
FS3 [Mounted]

Directories:
MUI            FS3:MUI
AmiTCP         FS3:AmiTCP/AmiTCP-3.0b2
AsimCDFS       FS3:AsimCDFS
HELP           <LOCALE:Help>
LOCALE         FS3:Locale
             + FS3:MUI/Locale
KEYMAPS        FS3:Devs/Keymaps
PRINTERS       FS3:Devs/Printers
REXX           FS3:S
CLIPS          Ram Disk:Clipboards
T              Ram Disk:T
ENV            Ram Disk:ENV
ENVARC         FS3:Prefs/Env-Archive
SYS            FS3:
C              FS3:C
S              FS3:S
LIBS           FS3:Libs
             + FS3:Classes
             + FS3:MUI/Libs
DEVS           FS3:Devs
FONTS          FS3:Fonts
L              FS3:L

Devices:
PC0 TCP CD0 AWNPIPE VNR
VNC PIPE RAM CON RAW
SER PAR PRT DH1 DF0
DH0 SDH1 DF1

My startup-sequence is:

Code: [Select]
PsdLoadModule DEVS:input.device QUIET ;Added by Poseidon-Installer
; $VER: Startup-Sequence_HardDrive 45.1 (25.11.00)
; Startup-Sequence for hard drive systems

If Exists C:IDEFix
  C:IDEFix
EndIf

C:SetPatch QUIET

C:Version >NIL:
C:AddBuffers >NIL: DF0: 15
FailAt 21

C:MakeDir RAM:T RAM:Clipboards RAM:ENV RAM:ENV/Sys
C:Copy >NIL: ENVARC: RAM:ENV ALL NOREQ

Resident >NIL: C:Assign PURE
Resident >NIL: C:Execute PURE

Assign >NIL: ENV: RAM:ENV
Assign >NIL: T: RAM:T
Assign >NIL: CLIPS: RAM:Clipboards
Assign >NIL: REXX: S:
Assign >NIL: PRINTERS: DEVS:Printers
Assign >NIL: KEYMAPS: DEVS:Keymaps
Assign >NIL: LOCALE: SYS:Locale
Assign >NIL: LIBS: SYS:Classes ADD
Assign >NIL: HELP: LOCALE:Help DEFER

BindDrivers
C:Mount >NIL: DEVS:DOSDrivers/~(#?.info)

C:LoadMonDrvs

;IF EXISTS DEVS:Monitors
;  IF EXISTS DEVS:Monitors/VGAOnly
;    DEVS:Monitors/VGAOnly
;  EndIF

;  C:List >NIL: DEVS:Monitors/~(#?.info|VGAOnly) TO T:M LFORMAT "DEVS:Monitors/%s"
;  Execute T:M
;  C:Delete >NIL: T:M
;EndIF

SetEnv Language "english"
SetEnv Workbench $Workbench
SetEnv Kickstart $Kickstart
UnSet Workbench
UnSet Kickstart

C:AddDataTypes REFRESH QUIET
C:IPrefs
C:ConClip

Path >NIL: RAM: C: SYS:Utilities SYS:Rexxc SYS:System S: SYS:Prefs SYS:WBStartup SYS:Tools SYS:Tools/Commodities

SYS:System/REXXMast >NIL:

IF EXISTS S:User-Startup
  Execute S:User-Startup
EndIF

Resident Execute REMOVE
Resident Assign REMOVE

C:LoadWB
EndCLI >NIL:

and my user-startup is

Code: [Select]
;BEGIN AsimCDFS
echo "Mounting AsimCDFS..."
assign AsimCDFS: "SYS:AsimCDFS"
assign AsimCDFS_Buffer: "QDH0:AsimCDFS_Buffer"
mount >NIL: CD0:
;END AsimCDFS
;BEGIN ViNCEd
; Remove the ; default console handler CON:
; Entfernen Sie das ; die Standardkonsole CON: verwenden wollen.

;SetVNC Quiet Mount Override as CON:

; Remove the ; gadgets with new functions from ViNCEd that can be set with prefs tool ViNCEd.
; Entfernen Sie das ; FM-dhigkeiten von ViNCEd in Texteingabefeldern wollen. Diese konfigurieren Sie
; auch mit dem Voreinsteller ViNCEd.

;StringSnip >NIL: INSTALL

; Remove the ; assigns in pattern matching commands.
; Entfernen Sie das ; UnterstM-|tzung der mehrfach Assign in Dateinamensmustern
wM-|nschen.

;TrueMultiAssigns
;END ViNCEd
;BEGIN Genesis
assign AmiTCP: "FS3:Internet/Genesis"
;END Genesis

fs3:clicktofront

;BEGIN AmiTCP/IP
assign AmiTCP: FS3:AmiTCP/AmiTCP-3.0b2
path AmiTCP:bin add
; AmiTCP:bin/login -f denber >"con:*/*/*/200/AmiTCP-IP Login/AUTO/CLOSE/WAIT"
AmiTCP:bin/umask 022
run AmiTCP:bin/startnet
;END AmiTCP/IP
;BEGIN Poseidon
ENVARC:PsdStackloader
;END Poseidon
;BEGIN MUI
assign MUI: "FS3:MUI"
assign add LIBS: MUI:Libs
assign add LOCALE: MUI:Locale
assign add HELP: MUI:docs
;END MUI


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Offline Michele31415

Re: OS 3.9 Cannot open "resource.library"
« Reply #4 on: September 24, 2021, 05:54:56 PM »
Check if you got everything copied into your Classes:
My first install did miss to copy something and I had to compare and found something was missing.
What should I compare it to?  This is what I have in FS3:Classes:

Code: [Select]
Gadgets                            Dir ----rwed Friday    15:08:13
DataTypes                          Dir ----rwed 24-Nov-00 09:05:14
Images                             Dir ----rwed Friday    15:08:17
arexx.class                       8512 ----rwed 05-Jul-99 03:19:30
requester.class                  14768 ----rwed 24-Mar-98 23:02:46
window.class                     30528 ----rwed 06-Dec-98 20:15:26
USB                                Dir ----rwed Monday    12:35:20
classes.txt                        392 ----rwed Today     12:50:14
4 files - 4 directories - 119 blocks used
[/font]
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Offline zipper

Re: OS 3.9 Cannot open "resource.library"
« Reply #5 on: September 24, 2021, 06:19:01 PM »
All files? I think I had missing gadgets.
From Greg Donner website:

Q:
On bootup, I get the following error message: "Cannot open resource.library, version 44, unable to load AmiDock". I have the correct version of resource.library installed, and AmiDock exists in SYS:WBStartup. Why does this appear, and how do I eliminate this error?
 
A:
In many cases the problem message you received did not accurately reflect a missing or even damaged library, but rather the absence of a "#?.gadget" file that the resource.library function depends on. Check the SYS:Classes/Gadgets/ directory on your system partition and the OS3.9 directory of the install CD-ROM and manually copy any missing #?.gadget files. Ensure that all the #?.gadget files are the latest versions (do this by checking the latest Boing Bag first, then the OS 3.9 CD-ROM).

[Mike Wilson/Cor Kriekaart]

Another cause for this message may be a corrupt or incorrectly installed 68040.library and/or 68060.library file. Make sure that you're using the correct—and valid—680x0.libraries. Such a corrupt file may work under OS 3.1, but will fail in OS 3.9.

[Rob Pleak]
 
 

Offline Michele31415

Re: OS 3.9 Cannot open "resource.library"
« Reply #6 on: September 24, 2021, 07:06:49 PM »
All files? I think I had missing gadgets.
 ...
A:
In many cases the problem message you received did not accurately reflect a missing or even damaged library, but rather the absence of a "#?.gadget" file that the resource.library function depends on. Check the SYS:Classes/Gadgets/ directory on your system partition and the OS3.9 directory of the install CD-ROM and manually copy any missing #?.gadget files. Ensure that all the #?.gadget files are the latest versions (do this by checking the latest Boing Bag first, then the OS 3.9 CD-ROM).

[Mike Wilson/Cor Kriekaart]

Another cause for this message may be a corrupt or incorrectly installed 68040.library and/or 68060.library file. Make sure that you're using the correct—and valid—680x0.libraries. Such a corrupt file may work under OS 3.1, but will fail in OS 3.9.

[Rob Pleak]
Yep - I did see that.  We can cross off the 040/060 comment because I only have a 68030.    I didn't know what to make of "Ensure that all the #?.gadget files are the latest versions (do this by checking the latest Boing Bag first, then the OS 3.9 CD-ROM)."  I don't know where (or what) the "Boing Bag" is, and I do have all the gadgets from the CD-ROM.  How do I tell what version they are?  I also saw some suggestions that I have the wrong SetPatch.  No idea how to address this either.  If you just type "SetPatch" in OS 3.9, what should it return?
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Offline Michele31415

Re: OS 3.9 Cannot open "resource.library"
« Reply #7 on: September 24, 2021, 08:07:23 PM »
So I found this in the 3.9 FAQ:
Quote
Q:    After installation, I have SetPatch v44.13 in my C: directory. Is this the latest version of SetPatch? [fixed in OS 3.9 SE CD]
A:    No. The latest version of SetPatch on the 3.9 CD (v44.16) is not copied to your hard drive during installation, and needs to be copied manually. There are five copies of SetPatch on the CD, so you'll want to copy the last entry listed in bold:

AmigaOS3.9:OS-Version3.9/First-Install/c/SetPatch ... 44.2 (04.10.99)
AmigaOS3.9:Emergency-Boot/C/SetPatch ... 44.13 (05.03.00)
AmigaOS3.9:OS-Version3.9/Workbench3.5/C/SetPatch ... 44.13 (05.03.00)
AmigaOS3.9:OS-Version3.9/Workbench3.9/C/SetPatch ... 44.13 (05.03.00)
AmigaOS3.9:OS-Version3.9/Emergency-Disk/C/SetPatch ... 44.16 (15.09.00)

As Stephen Rupprecht pointed out, you should always use the latest version of SetPatch available.

So I did that.  I copied the SetPatch from the CD-ROM to my startup-sequence and rebooted.  Now it won't boot at all.  I get seven flashes from the power LED, some flicking disk activity LED and then a red box "Software error" screen.  If I boot from the 3.9 Emergency disk, FS3 doesn't even appear in WB.  If I boot from my WB 3.1 floppy it shows up as "DH0:NDOS" and I can't do anything with it.  :-(
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Offline kolla

Re: OS 3.9 Cannot open "resource.library"
« Reply #8 on: September 24, 2021, 11:16:06 PM »
Now it starts sounding like FS3: is a larger than 2GB partition… that may have been corrupted in all this messing around with rom updates and setpatch.
B5D6A1D019D5D45BCC56F4782AC220D8B3E2A6CC
---
A3000/060CSPPC+CVPPC/128MB + 256MB BigRAM/Deneb USB
A4000/CS060/Mediator4000Di/Voodoo5/128MB
A1200/Blz1260/IndyAGA/192MB
A1200/Blz1260/64MB
A1200/Blz1230III/32MB
A1200/ACA1221
A600/V600v2/Subway USB
A600/Apollo630/32MB
A600/A6095
CD32/SX32/32MB/Plipbox
CD32/TF328
A500/V500v2
A500/MTec520
CDTV
MiSTer, MiST, FleaFPGAs and original Minimig
Peg1, SAM440 and Mac minis with MorphOS
 

Offline Matt_H

Re: OS 3.9 Cannot open "resource.library"
« Reply #9 on: September 24, 2021, 11:19:37 PM »
Speaking to your original problem, AmiFTP or something else you installed overwrote one or more files in SYS:Classes with older versions. For some reason, this manifests as a "cannot open resource.library" error - I don't know why. But this is a very common problem, usually resulting from badly-written install scripts that do a blind copy into SYS:Classes without checking/comparing file versions. You'll need to copy the correct files back from the 3.9 CD.

As to your new problem of being unable to boot, do a cold restart (power down the machine, wait ~30 seconds, power back on). Does the exact same thing happen, i.e., it starts to boot with disk activity and then crashes?  What I'm trying to diagnose here is whether your partition is damaged (the NDOS error) or whether SetPatch (more accurately: one of the ROM module updates that SetPatch kicks in) is causing the crash.

Once you get your system bootable again, make sure to install both of the Boing Bag updates in order (available here). They include important bugfixes.
 

Offline Michele31415

Re: OS 3.9 Cannot open "resource.library"
« Reply #10 on: September 25, 2021, 05:07:26 PM »
Now it starts sounding like FS3: is a larger than 2GB partition… that may have been corrupted in all this messing around with rom updates and setpatch.
By golly, it looks like you're right.  I could have sworn it was 2 GB but HDtoolBox says 4 GB.

But - it turns out that after a cold boot, I was able to boot into FS3: using the new SetPatch from the CD after all.

I'm only using about 400 MB on FS3:.  Can I change the partition size using HDToolBox or is this a lost cause?

SetPatch now reports:

Code: [Select]
AMIGA ROM Operating System and Libraries
Copyright M-) 1985-2000 Amiga International, Inc.
All Rights Reserved.

SetPatch (V44.16) has already been installed.  Patch list:
        BOOL CheckIO() workaround
        Enabled Advanced Graphics Modes
        AmigaOS Copyright
        ramlib signal usage
        stack size check for CON:, RAW:, RAM:, PAR:, PRT:, SER:
        graphics/WritePixelLine8()
        graphics/WriteChunkyPixel()
        Memory Pools
        Enabled data cache
No ROM updates have been installed by SetPatch.
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Offline Michele31415

Re: OS 3.9 Cannot open "resource.library"
« Reply #11 on: September 25, 2021, 05:44:48 PM »
Speaking to your original problem, AmiFTP or something else you installed overwrote one or more files in SYS:Classes with older versions. For some reason, this manifests as a "cannot open resource.library" error - I don't know why. But this is a very common problem, usually resulting from badly-written install scripts that do a blind copy into SYS:Classes without checking/comparing file versions. You'll need to copy the correct files back from the 3.9 CD.

As to your new problem of being unable to boot, do a cold restart (power down the machine, wait ~30 seconds, power back on). Does the exact same thing happen, i.e., it starts to boot with disk activity and then crashes?  What I'm trying to diagnose here is whether your partition is damaged (the NDOS error) or whether SetPatch (more accurately: one of the ROM module updates that SetPatch kicks in) is causing the crash.

Once you get your system bootable again, make sure to install both of the Boing Bag updates in order (available here). They include important bugfixes.
Thanks.  The NDOS got resolved by doing a cold boot (I keep forgetting about that).  Now I'm trying to get those BoingBag files onto the Amiga.  I have the net up but AmiFTP doesn't work.  So I either need a different FTP client or I'll try to get the Deneb running, or maybe I can write them to a CD and read that (at least the CD-ROM is working).

What if I just copy all the classes from the 3.9 CD onto FS3, or will that mess up soemthing else.
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Offline Michele31415

Re: OS 3.9 Cannot open "resource.library"
« Reply #12 on: September 25, 2021, 07:09:26 PM »
Well I got Deneb working again (it was missing FAT95 from L: which causes it to silently do nothing when you insert a USB stick, unless you run Trident to see the error message) and got the BB1 update on FS3:.  lha x claims it extracted successfully.  But when I clicked on Install I got:

Quote
Sorry... an Error Has Occurred!

Update failed.  Please check whether your AmigaDOS 3.9 CD-ROM is inserted in your CD-ROM drive and whether the download of the update archive worked correctly.

Then try again.  If it still doesn't work contact our support.

Well my 3.9 CD *is* in the drive, and it's an official copy and I can see its icon in WB and I can see files on it and lha says the update was extracted successfully.  So I tried again, and got the same error. :-(
« Last Edit: September 25, 2021, 07:24:37 PM by Michele31415 »
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Offline Matt_H

Re: OS 3.9 Cannot open "resource.library"
« Reply #13 on: September 26, 2021, 05:54:22 AM »
What if I just copy all the classes from the 3.9 CD onto FS3, or will that mess up soemthing else.

Are you still getting the resource.library error? If so, yes, re-copy those files from the CD. (I'm assuming that your OS installation is basically stock apart from AmiFTP, MUI, Trident.)

I'm only using about 400 MB on FS3:.  Can I change the partition size using HDToolBox or is this a lost cause?

Lost cause, I'm afraid. If you resize a partition you need to reformat it. But it might be worth undertaking that operation (back up to another partition first!) to prevent problems like what kolla describes. You're playing with fire with a 4GB boot partition.

Well I got Deneb working again (it was missing FAT95 from L: which causes it to silently do nothing when you insert a USB stick, unless you run Trident to see the error message) and got the BB1 update on FS3:.  lha x claims it extracted successfully.  But when I clicked on Install I got:

Quote
Sorry... an Error Has Occurred!

Update failed.  Please check whether your AmigaDOS 3.9 CD-ROM is inserted in your CD-ROM drive and whether the download of the update archive worked correctly.

Then try again.  If it still doesn't work contact our support.

Well my 3.9 CD *is* in the drive, and it's an official copy and I can see its icon in WB and I can see files on it and lha says the update was extracted successfully.  So I tried again, and got the same error. :-(

This is a strange one. Start by re-downloading the Boing Bag, re-copying it to your system, re-extracting it and trying again.
My only other guess is that you have an old version of Installer that can't correctly parse the install script. In a shell, type 'which installer' - it will probably report C:Installer or SYS:Utilities/Installer. Whatever it tells you, now type 'version SYS:Utilities/Installer full' (but use whatever path the 'which' command gave you) and report back.
 

Offline Michele31415

Re: OS 3.9 Cannot open "resource.library"
« Reply #14 on: September 26, 2021, 04:54:05 PM »
Are you still getting the resource.library error? If so, yes, re-copy those files from the CD. (I'm assuming that your OS installation is basically stock apart from AmiFTP, MUI, Trident.)
Yes, it's still throwing that error, and the fuelgauge.gadget error from AmiFTP too.  So copy all the library files from the CD back to FS3:libs?

Lost cause, I'm afraid. If you resize a partition you need to reformat it. But it might be worth undertaking that operation (back up to another partition first!) to prevent problems like what kolla describes. You're playing with fire with a 4GB boot partition.

Well then I'll have to do that.  Is it OK to try to fix the library problem first?

This is a strange one. Start by re-downloading the Boing Bag, re-copying it to your system, re-extracting it and trying again.
My only other guess is that you have an old version of Installer that can't correctly parse the install script. In a shell, type 'which installer' - it will probably report C:Installer or SYS:Utilities/Installer. Whatever it tells you, now type 'version SYS:Utilities/Installer full' (but use whatever path the 'which' command gave you) and report back.
Code: [Select]
FS3: > which installer
FS3:Utilities/Installer
FS3: > version FS3:Utilities/Installer full
installer 44.10 (10/01/1999)

I should add that the problems began after installing AmiFTP, but AmiFTP requires ClassAct, so I installed that too.  Classes?  Hmmm...   Maybe ClassAct is the culprit here.

Or who knows.  When I boot the 3.9 Emergency floppy, I do not get the AmiDock error, but the floppy has a very small set of files in LIBS.  And the floppy also contains a file devs/AmigaOS ROM Update which is the same size and date as the one on FS3.  The floppy also has the same SetPatch (checked with version).  But FS3 will not boot at all with AmigsOS Rom Update present in devs.  It blinks the LED for a while then goes to the red box "Software Failure" message.  So that's odd.  How come the floppy can boot OK with AmigaOS Rom Update present, and not give the AmiDock error, but FS3 cannot?
« Last Edit: September 26, 2021, 08:40:40 PM by Michele31415 »
Active: B2000 4.4, A2630, GVP 2000 HC+8, DKB 2632, SCSI2SD, Gotek, Deneb USB, XSurf 3cc, CD ROM, Megachip 2000, ECS Agnus, Denise, OS 3.9, GVP Spectrum EGS 28/24, Silicon Springs GOMF
Retired: A2088, 8-Up, A2090a, Oktagon 2008, Kitchen Sync
Busted: A2091