Re: I'm packaging the dotfile program
Shaya Potter writes:
> I have been fooling around with packaging the dotfile program (recently
> announced on c.o.l.a) It seems pretty nice, however I have a few
> questions about what I have seen when packaging it.
> 1. It is basically a tcl/tk program, so I would think it could go in
> all the binary formats, except for the fact that it bytecompiles the tcl
> scripts. Can I modify the Makefile so it won't do this or does this mean
> nothing and can still be put in 'all' or is this neccessary.
Are the byte-compiled versions architecture independent? If so, the
package can still go in 'all'. Otherwise, how much does not having
the byte-compiled versions affect performance? The last time I tried
dotfile, the startup time was faitly long.
> 2. While it was byte compiling, it gave the following error message a
> few time.
> application-specific initialization failed: no display name and no
> $DISPLAY environment variable
> This is b/c I was packaging it from the console, will this cause a
> problem for people trying to run it. I am currently not running X, so I
Probably. If you get this message, something in the build is not
> am not going to be able to test the package, so once it is complete I am
> going to put it in experimental until I hear that it works ok.
Hmm, you aren't running X. Wouldn't that make it tough to find and
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