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Old 02-07-2017, 09:36 AM   #1
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SlackBuild oops how to contact maintainer to tell him or her?


Yesh I downloaded wbar installed and it is not working due to a path issue and a missing icon that it keeps looking for.

I edited the config file wbar.cfg and it is still looking for the orginal icon.png even though as far as I know I told it to look for something else.

DIrectory with the icons and command line error
Code:
(userx@slacko⚡️~)>>$ ls /usr/share/pixmaps/wbar/
dock.png  slack  wbar.png

(userx@slacko⚡️~)>>$ ls /usr/share/pixmaps/wbar/slack
file-manager.png  media-player.png  terminal.png
image-editor.png  music-player.png  text-editor.png
mail-client.png   preferences.png   web-browser.png

(userx@slacko⚡️~)>>$wbar
/usr/share/pixmaps/wbar/osxbarback.png Image not found. Maybe using a relative path?
Config file
Code:
(userx@slacko⚡️~)>>$cat /etc/wbar.d/wbar.cfg

#i: /usr/share/pixmaps/wbar/osxbarback.png
i: /usr/share/pixmaps/wbar/dock.png
c: wbar --bpress --above-desk --vbar --pos right
t: /usr/share/fonts/TTF/DejaVuSans.ttf/10

i: /usr/share/pixmaps/wbar/slack/terminal.png
c: exo-open --launch TerminalEmulator
t: Terminal

i: /usr/share/pixmaps/wbar/slack/file-manager.png
c: thunar
t: File Manager

i: /usr/share/pixmaps/wbar/slack/web-browser.png
c: exo-open --launch WebBrowser
t: Web Browser

i: /usr/share/pixmaps/wbar/slack/mail-client.png
c: exo-open --launch MailReader
t: Mail Client

i: /usr/share/pixmaps/wbar/pidgin.png
c: pidgin
t: Pidgin

i: /usr/share/pixmaps/wbar/slack/text-editor.png
c: mousepad
t: Text Editor

i: /usr/share/pixmaps/wbar/slack/image-editor.png
c: gimp
t: Image Editor

i: /usr/share/pixmaps/wbar/slack/music-player.png
c: audacious
t: Music Player

i: /usr/share/pixmaps/wbar/slack/media-player.png
c: vlc
t: Media Player

i: /usr/share/pixmaps/wbar/slack/preferences.png
c: wbar-config
t: Preferences
The icon it is looking for is not even in the directories it has to play with or the entire system.
Code:
(userx@slacko⚡️~)>>$ sudo find / -iname osxbarback.png
find: WARNING: Hard link count is wrong for `/proc/fs' (saw only st_nlink=8 but we already saw 6 subdirectories): this may be a bug in your file system driver.  Automatically turning on find's -noleaf option.  Earlier results may have failed to include directories that should have been searched.
find: `/home/userx/.gvfs': Permission denied
(userx@slacko⚡️~)>>$
I only got one usable config file to this too, no ~/ config file it is on the system side and that is it.

Code:
(userx@slacko⚡️~)>>$ sudo find / -iname wbar.cfg
find: WARNING: Hard link count is wrong for `/proc/fs' (saw only st_nlink=8 but we already saw 6 subdirectories): this may be a bug in your file system driver.  Automatically turning on find's -noleaf option.  Earlier results may have failed to include directories that should have been searched.

/etc/wbar.d/wbar.cfg

/home/userx/Downloads/wbar/wbar.cfg

find: `/home/userx/.gvfs': Permission denied

/tmp/SBo/wbar-2.3.4/etc/wbar.cfg
anything on how to fix too would be nice.

Last edited by BW-userx; 02-07-2017 at 09:41 AM.
 
Old 02-07-2017, 09:48 AM   #2
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SlackBuild oops how to contact maintainer to tell him or her?
From Slackbuilds.org ...

Quote:
14.2 > Desktop > wbar (2.3.4)

wbar is a quick launch bar.
* It's cool eye candy
* It's designed with speed in mind
* It's coded in c++ using imlib2
* It's lite & fast
This requires: imlib2

Maintained by: Ryan P.C. McQuen ( ryanpcmcquen at member dot fsf dot org )
Keywords: laucher,quick launch,speed,fast,lite,imlib2,bar,fluxbox,windowmaker
Is this who you were looking for?
 
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Old 02-07-2017, 09:52 AM   #3
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From Slackbuilds.org ...



Is this who you were looking for?
yep but do you actually see a point of contact for said person?

( ryanpcmcquen at member dot fsf dot org )

that is not a valid email address ?? I suppose I could try name @ member . fsf . org but member.fsf.org never heard of it. doesnt even look right

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Old 02-07-2017, 10:00 AM   #4
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@TracyTiger

I did get it to work by coping the dock.png to osxbarback.png so it'd use that one instead. I need to try on more thing with that wbar.cfg as it looks like the comments # does not work within it. So I'm just going to remove that line all together for the osxbarback.png and use the other one instead and see what it does first before trying that email address.

Code:
#i: /usr/share/pixmaps/wbar/osxbarback.png
i: /usr/share/pixmaps/wbar/dock.png
it has something stragne going on with this wbar itself.

I removed the pidgin lines all together in the conf file after getting it to work once, then killed it then restarted it and get an error on it again. When the config file does not even have anything within it to tell it to load that.

Code:
(userx@slacko⚡️~)>>$ pkill wbar
(userx@slacko⚡️~)>>$ wbar
/usr/share/pixmaps/wbar/pidgin.png Couldn't load icon image.
But I do not think that is a LQ question per se'

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Old 02-07-2017, 10:10 AM   #5
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I suppose I could try name @ member . fsf . org
That's exactly what you're supposed to do.

And if you can't contact a SlackBuild maintainer by email, you can escalate to the slackbuilds-users mailing list.
 
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Old 02-07-2017, 10:17 AM   #6
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@BW-userx

Glad you're making progress on the problem.

I don't use wbar so I'm no help with your problem.

The email address of the maintainer was written that way to try to avoid web page scrapers that collect email addresses for spam and other undesired purposes. Writing email addresses this way is common. Of course you have to convert it to the proper format when actually sending an email.

EDIT: Took too long to reply. Dugan already said it

Last edited by TracyTiger; 02-07-2017 at 10:19 AM.
 
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Old 02-07-2017, 10:24 AM   #7
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@BW-userx

Glad you're making progress on the problem.

I don't use wbar so I'm no help with your problem.

The email address of the maintainer was written that way to try to avoid web page scrapers that collect email addresses for spam and other undesired purposes. Writing email addresses this way is common. Of course you have to convert it to the proper format when actually sending an email.

EDIT: Took too long to reply. Dugan already said it
I understand why it is written like that it just looked strange to me to be an actual email address, as that member part through me. I already sent an email to inform the person. I have not seen a bad address return yet.

My tinkering with this is getting it to work. So yes marked solved.

thanks for your input on this matter.
 
Old 02-07-2017, 10:28 AM   #8
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haha this is my reply. I hope putting this in here in not inappropriate

Quote:
Ryan P.C. McQuen

10:11 AM (15 minutes ago)

to me
On 2/7/17, Userx Xbw <userxbw@gmail.com> wrote:
> The post install load app is not working. it is looking for a png file what
> is not even installed at all within the system anywhere.
>
> Please sight this to get further detailed information on this situation.
>
> http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...35#post5666535


Hey there!

Do you want to take over the build? I never use it.

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Old 02-07-2017, 10:45 AM   #9
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Do you want to take over the build? I never use it.
@BW-userx
Looks like an opportunity for you to become and expert at wbar and support Slackware by maintaining the build. If you are interested you should read all of the documentation at slackbuilds.org. As dugan mentioned they have their own mailing list.

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haha this is my reply. I hope putting this in here in not inappropriate
It's good that you're considering the appropriateness of this. I would recommend NOT including the email address of the responder. They probably don't want it broadcast this way. You can go back and edit that out of your post.
 
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Old 02-07-2017, 10:54 AM   #10
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@BW-userx
Looks like an opportunity for you to become and expert at wbar and support Slackware by maintaining the build. If you are interested you should read all of the documentation at slackbuilds.org. As dugan mentioned they have their own mailing list.
well NOT for that. But it did give me a notion to submit my own modification to a program I forked a while back. Giving it some well needed abilities. It does work in Slack and Linux in general. I am using it right now via gkrellm -> desktop wall paper changer add on (plugin). Instead of the bash sctipt I wrote for it to do amazing things with the background (desktop).

to give it a plug:
hsetroot is now mhsetroot google it.
I just need to write a slackbuild file and needed install files to work with it.

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It's good that you're considering the appropriateness of this. I would recommend NOT including the email address of the responder. They probably don't want it broadcast this way. You can go back and edit that out of your post.
thanks looked but didn't catch that email thing until I looked again upon your prompting.

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Old 02-07-2017, 11:22 AM   #11
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Do you want to take over the build? I never use it.
Feel free to say no.
 
Old 02-07-2017, 11:28 AM   #12
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Do you want to take over the build? I never use it.
Feel free to say no.
I already did, and am currently in answering him on what this problem actaully is. in the wbar source somewhere it is not doing what it is suppose to when adding the like to show the background png file for wbar itself. it is telling it to add the dock.png then not doing not that when it installs it. insteads it adds a different png file to use that is not even installed by the process.

I just started looking into it, and giving him this information.

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