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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
getting done.

> 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
fix bugs?

David Engel                        Optical Data Systems, Inc.
david@ods.com                      1001 E. Arapaho Road
(972) 234-6400                     Richardson, TX  75081

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