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Old 04-08-2014, 01:29 PM   #1
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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.
 
Old 04-08-2014, 01:40 PM   #2
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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?

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Old 04-09-2014, 04:16 AM   #3
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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.
 
Old 04-09-2014, 05:06 AM   #4
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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.
 
Old 04-09-2014, 05:11 AM   #5
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Thanks, jtsn, lose track of time at my age.
 
Old 04-09-2014, 05:29 AM   #6
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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
 
Old 04-09-2014, 05:43 AM   #7
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Sorry, but a 2008 release is ancient
RHEL 5 got released 2007.
 
Old 04-09-2014, 05:50 AM   #8
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Sorry, but a 2008 release is ancient
Maybe by Ubuntu, Arch, Debian, and Fedora standards. But this is SPARTA!...sorry...Slackware.
 
Old 04-09-2014, 05:54 AM   #9
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Here are the dates and other info. about Slackware releases:
http://www.nielshorn.net/slackware/slack_versions.php
 
Old 04-09-2014, 06:06 AM   #10
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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
 
Old 04-09-2014, 07:14 AM   #11
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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?
 
Old 04-09-2014, 07:34 AM   #12
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It seems it is gonna die soon
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Slackware#Releases
 
Old 04-09-2014, 07:40 AM   #13
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It seems it is gonna die soon
It will never die. It will just not get any further updates.
 
Old 04-09-2014, 07:41 AM   #14
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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".

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Old 04-09-2014, 07:46 AM   #15
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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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