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edorig 04-08-2014 02:29 PM

Slackbuild for XView/Openlook
 
I have recently installed XView/Openlook on my Slackware linux 13.0
machine, using this Slackbuild.

I have noticed the following problems with that version of XView.
  1. The problem describedhere is still present but the -Wfsdb trick works.
  2. DISPLAY is set to :0.0.0 by olwm/olvwm so that applications cannot be launched from the menu.

I have tried to email Tomasz Konojacki (developer of both the library and the Slackbuild script) last week about the problem via the link on Slackbuilds.org but he has not answered yet. I hope he is reading this forum.

moisespedro 04-08-2014 02:40 PM

You are using a SlackBuild for Slackware 14.1
EDIT: And by the way, may I ask why are you using an ancient Slackware version?

brianL 04-09-2014 05:16 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by moisespedro (Post 5148898)
And by the way, may I ask why are you using an ancient Slackware version?

13.0 isn't "ancient", it's still supported. Slackware isn't like other distros that scrap previous releases, until last year (or thereabouts) support was given as far back as 8.1.

jtsn 04-09-2014 06:06 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by brianL (Post 5149282)
13.0 isn't "ancient", it's still supported. Slackware isn't like other distros that scrap previous releases, until last year (or thereabouts) support was given as far back as 8.1.

Ist was mid-2012, almost two years ago.

brianL 04-09-2014 06:11 AM

Thanks, jtsn, lose track of time at my age. :)

moisespedro 04-09-2014 06:29 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by brianL (Post 5149282)
13.0 isn't "ancient", it's still supported. Slackware isn't like other distros that scrap previous releases, until last year (or thereabouts) support was given as far back as 8.1.

Sorry, but a 2008 release is ancient

jtsn 04-09-2014 06:43 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by moisespedro (Post 5149321)
Sorry, but a 2008 release is ancient

RHEL 5 got released 2007.

brianL 04-09-2014 06:50 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by moisespedro (Post 5149321)
Sorry, but a 2008 release is ancient

Maybe by Ubuntu, Arch, Debian, and Fedora standards. But this is SPARTA!...sorry...Slackware.

brianL 04-09-2014 06:54 AM

Here are the dates and other info. about Slackware releases:
http://www.nielshorn.net/slackware/slack_versions.php

moisespedro 04-09-2014 07:06 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by brianL (Post 5149332)
Maybe by Ubuntu, Arch, Debian, and Fedora standards. But this is SPARTA!...sorry...Slackware.

Exclude Debian off that list, and for the others a 6 month release is ancient :P

brianL 04-09-2014 08:14 AM

I think 12.2 is the earliest release still supported. I suppose that could mean 13.0 is "middle-aged". So if it still works, and people need or want to run it - why not?

moisespedro 04-09-2014 08:34 AM

It seems it is gonna die soon
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Slackware#Releases

jtsn 04-09-2014 08:40 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by moisespedro (Post 5149379)
It seems it is gonna die soon

It will never die. It will just not get any further updates.

brianL 04-09-2014 08:41 AM

Yeah, I was mistaken, 12.2's dead. RIP.
EDIT
Or undead. Any updates will be the responsibility of the user.
ANOTHER EDIT
Not as dead as Debian "Lenny".

moisespedro 04-09-2014 08:46 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by jtsn (Post 5149382)
It will never die. It will just not get any further updates.

A distro with no further updates is a dead one imo, unless the user do it himself


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