Python module wnck?

Walter Hurry walterhurry at
Thu Apr 26 22:15:07 UTC 2012

On Thu, 26 Apr 2012 11:29:44 -0600, Warren Block wrote:

> On Thu, 26 Apr 2012, Walter Hurry wrote:
>> On Thu, 26 Apr 2012 10:43:23 -0400, Rod Person wrote:
>>> On Thu, 26 Apr 2012 13:37:44 +0000 (UTC)
>>> Walter Hurry <walterhurry at> wrote:
>>>> I'm trying to get screenlets up and running on 9.0, but I'm getting
>>>> the following Python error:
>>>> ImportError: No module named wnck
>>>> I believe that this should be supplied by a a package or port named
>>>> something like py27-wnck, but am unable to trace any such.
>>>> Can anyone point me in the right direction please?
>>> It's been a year or two since I tried to get screenlets running, but
>>> as I recall you need to get python wnck module yourself. libwnck is in
>>> the ports which is needed for the python module.
>> Thanks. libwnck is already installed, so I downloaded gnome-python-
>> desktop-2.32.0.tar.bz2 from, which apparently contains
>> the Python wnck module.
>> I was intending to make the whole thing, but then install only the bit
>> I need. Unfortunately when it came to compile wnck, the following error
>> was displayed:
>> libtool: link: `/usr/local/lib/' is not a valid libtool
>> archive
>> Indeed it isn't. There is no such file, even though libxcb is
>> installed.

Thanks for that link! And thanks to Rod and Poly too.
I now have screenlets up and running perfectly. I have kept notes in case 
any other soul needs assistance.

What a suerb list!. As I gain experience with FreeBSD I hope I shall be 
able to contribute something in return.

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