[SOLVED] i3 package in sourcery is defective

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jsfarinet
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[SOLVED] i3 package in sourcery is defective

Post by jsfarinet » 20. Nov 2016, 21:23

Since i failed to install via sourcery the - there existing - package of the windowmanager i3 i tried to do it by hand with those downloaded from SlackBuild.org. But that's defective too (the filei3-4.13.tar.bz2 is missing. Someone is capable to correct that?
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Re: i3 package in sourcery is defective

Post by DidierSpaier » 20. Nov 2016, 22:04

Just type:

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sudo spi -i i3
Sourcery just grabs the source file and builds the package, but in addition spi find and installs the missing dependencies that are available as pre-built packages but not as SlackBuilds in the slackbuilds.org web site(*).

Also the slackbuilds.org website never stores the source files, so it's normal that you didn't find it there, iin other words it's not "missing".

How spi works is well explained in its man page, "man spi".

PS I just used "spi -i i3" and it worked :)

(*) To elaborate a bit, slackbuilds.org does not provide packages: it provides the files needed to build one, but the source package whose URL or download link is indicated in their .info files.

PS Also, when building a package from the stuff @ slackbuilds.org sometimes you will miss a dependency. this is the case for i3, I had to type also "spi -i i3status" to make i3 happy.

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Re: i3 package in sourcery is defective

Post by jsfarinet » 20. Nov 2016, 23:33

To me it gives an error:

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find: "/usr/src/slapt-src/desktop/i3/package-i3/usr/man": file or directory does not exist
fakeroot -- sh i3.SlackBuild failed
??

Sourcery fails with the same error.

PS. The error i started from in my previous msg was given to me running (the SBO) script 'i3.SlackBuilds'

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Re: i3 package in sourcery is defective

Post by laprjns » 21. Nov 2016, 01:09

jsfarinet wrote: CODE: SELECT ALL
find: "/usr/src/slapt-src/desktop/i3/package-i3/usr/man": file or directory does not exist
fakeroot -- sh i3.SlackBuild failed

??
You need to install linuxdoc-tools

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$ sudo spi -i linuxdoc-tools
All Slackbuild packages assume a full install of Slackware, which Salix is not. linuxdoc-tools is included in a full Slackware install.

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Re: i3 package in sourcery is defective

Post by jsfarinet » 21. Nov 2016, 13:25

Wow! Thanks a lot!!! :P :D

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