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Re: X session startup failure/ serial port config - advice needed

Hi Christian

On 04-Mar-01, you wrote:

> On Sat, Mar 03, 2001 at 11:09:25PM +0000, pgrb@ygdrasil.demon.co.uk wrote:
>> that was exactly it.  I installed libwraster from dselect - unfortunately
>> it came in 149 MBytes of 'other stuff', but I had enough disk space.
> You insisted on using widowmaker as window manager, there are other
> lightweight window managers around, my favourite is fvwm.
> But I can not believe that libwrater forced you install 149MB of stuff:
> Depends: libc6 (>= 2.1.2), libjpeg62, libpng2, libtiff3g, libungif3g (>=
> 3.0-2) | giflib3g (>= 3.0-5.2), libxpm4, libz1, xlib6g (>= 3.3.5) That
> shouldn't be too many MBs, maybe other packages required more stuff?
> If widowmaker requires libwraster but is not listed in its dependencies,
> that is indeed a bug. The i386 binary depends on libwraster... the source
> does not provide build depends (in the potato version, I do not have the
> source of the woody packages). Hmm, libwraster is built from the wmaker
> source? Looks a bit strange, not that I would care much about bugs in
> potato packages now, but you should report this to the maintainer of the
> package (check potato-proposed-updates first if there is already a newer
> package, the woody binary I have here does have the correct dependency).
> Or report it as a normal bug. Seems you were the first to use wmaker on
> m68k...

Maybe he was the first but not the only one. I have wmaker installed and it
works without any problem. Not that I use it, I installed it just to se how
it would work, and it does. I have had no problems at all when installing
it or running it so this problem must be something else. However, I can't
remember if I chose to install wmaker from the initial istallation or if I
installed it later on.

I have to agree though, it's far to heavy to use.

Thomas Sjölin


Anyone can make mistakes, but only an idiot persists in his error.
-- Cicero

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