Blackbox-0.70 update problems (ports/78678)

Florent Thoumie flz at
Tue Mar 15 07:06:49 PST 2005

Randy Pratt wrote:
> On Tue, 15 Mar 2005 14:55:41 +0100
> Florent Thoumie <flz at> wrote:
>>Danny Koenig wrote:
>>>On Tue, 15 Mar 2005 02:48:43 -0500
>>>Andrew J Caines <A.J.Caines at> wrote:
>>>>I'm running blackbox-0.70.0, boxtools-0.70.0, bbkeys-0.9.0 and
>>>>bbpager-0.4.0 based on my own patches which I posted here in the
>>>>earlier thread[1]. It's all still working perfectly for me on my
>>>>5.4-PRERELEASE box.
>>>Your patches looks good. But your mail from March 10 which you have sent
>>>to freebsd-ports@ never was in my mailbox. So I missed important
>>>>bbpager 0.3.1 appears not to work with blackbox 0.70.0, as I
>>>>previously observed. Unfortuantely there is not yet a 0.4.0 release so
>>>>I'm running on 0.40.0 from CVS and was waiting to file PRs for this
>>>>reason, as I mentioned.
>>>I have updated blackbox to 0.70.0 without the knowledge that bbpager
>>>0.3.1 won't work in this version. Should we add bbpager 0.3.1 as
>>>conflict in current bb Makefile while 0.4.0 release is not available?
>>>>>bbkeys will start but the key bindings will not work.
>>>>The config and syntax has changed. In fact lots of things have changed
>>>>in the bb ports and since I haven't used the updated port(s), I don't
>>>>know if all the changes have been advertised in a package message for
>>>>each affected port.
>>>As I can see, bbkeys 0.4.0 works fine with bb 0.70.0. I think Florent
>>>or any other Committer can commit them.
>>	Send a PR, it should be committed before ports freeze.
>>	I'll do it if no committer takes it before tonight.
> It might be helpful to make an entry in /usr/ports/UPDATING about
> configuration changes that may be required with a URL or some
> sort of synopsis.

	You (or the maintainer or anyone) can include a patch for UPDATING
	in the PR's Audit Trail.

> I really appreciate this quick response since we do have a ports
> freeze coming up.  I update ports nightly at 0400 GMT and will
> try to make time to test both blackbox and fluxbox.

	It's a widely used window manager, so it must be fixed ASAP.
Florent Thoumie
flz at
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