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Old 01-07-2007, 01:16 PM   #1
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Question Help installing miwm window manager

I'm attempting to install the miwm window manager.

I tried to follow the simple instructions on the "Building" page:

Quote: to the miwm directory, until you see the Makefile and do the following.
make TAGS depend
make miwm
make install (as root)
This will build the miwm executable and put a copy in /usr/local/bin.
I can't seem to get past the first step. Here is the output when I type in make TAGS depend:

andre@hipparchus:~/temp/miwm$ make TAGS depend
Makefile:33: make.depend: No such file or directory
Building make.depend file. Please be patient.
Done building make.depend file.
etags *.cc *.h
/bin/sh: line 1: etags: command not found
make: *** [TAGS] Error 127
What am I not understanding here?

I'm on Debian Sarge 3.1
Old 01-08-2007, 11:26 PM   #2
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it would appear you don't have etags installed. This website explains that the program does:

What output do you get with this command:

which etags
Old 01-09-2007, 11:24 AM   #3
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Yep, no result for which etags. So do I need to install EMACS to get it?

Last edited by ajoffe; 01-09-2007 at 11:25 AM.


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