Can't install WindowMaker

Sabine Baer baerks at
Thu Mar 15 20:24:51 UTC 2012

On Mon, Mar 12, 2012 at 10:57:47PM +0100, Polytropon wrote:

> Did you have the chance to try to compile it using
> "only ports" infrastructure? E. g. making sure the
> ports tree is up to date, and then
> 	# cd /usr/ports/x11-wm/windowmaker/
> 	# make install

I did this several times.

> to start with a clean (!) build? Just to be sure, you
> could remove any possibly "offending" distfiles/ archives
> and work/ subtrees.

I do not undestand exactly, what You mean. I did a cvsup -g -L 2
ports-supfile several times, I went to all /usr/ports/x11*/dirctories
and made a 'make clean' for al the ports therein, but nothing helped.

> If this has worked, you can run the portmaster checks
> again, but if I understood you correctly, getting WindowMaker
> (not sure about the current correct spelling!) installed
> and running is your top priority.
At the very moment, yes. But I found pekwm (other wm than windoemaker
compile without problems), it seems to be not bad either.
But this damn windowmaker should compile too, aus Prinzip!

But there is much mor "im Eimer" than windomaker only.
But I can't find the "highest" port of all X-related. I deinstalled
xorg and searched for remaining ports in /var/db/pkg seeming related
to X or GUI stuff, an reinstalled x11/xorg (without HAL, which brings
a failure too). Since long times, I often run into troubles when
installing something gnome-related. I do not use gnome, but some
applications need some gnome stuff. 
Well, at the very moment I need some advice for "cleaning" my system
free of all GUI so that I can begin from zero with that.

I decided to follow the rcipe at the end of mman portmaster and made
all new. I didn't install all the ports that were installed, just what
I really need - fetchmail, mutt-lite, vim-lite, slrn, lynx, inadyn,
screen, mgetty+sendfax, and x11/xorg and opera.  All compiled fine.


Man kann es auch sein lassen. So wichtig ist das alles gar nicht. 
So what? :)                                          (JF in dacw)

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