[Slackbuilds-users] Fwd: bug on openbox package

Phillip Warner pc_warner at yahoo.com
Mon Jul 7 04:11:58 UTC 2008

I should have time to do it in the next day or two (but not right now), and it shouldn't take me long at all.  You have the right idea of what needs to be done, but you mixed up the files names a little.  Here is basically what needs to be done:

*) make a copy of xinitrc.openbox to xinitrc.openbox-session and change the original by removing the '-session' from the last line (make sure the second xinitrc gets installed into /etc/X11/xinit/ as well).  You don't need to copy the file in the script; just having two xinitrc's in the slackBuild folder will work.
*) mv /usr/share/xsessions/openbox.desktop /usr/share/xsessions/openbox-session.desktop
*) sed the file to change 'Name' to Openbox-Session (to differentiate from the other kdm openbox option)
*) Create symlinks under /usr/share/apps/kdm/sessions/ for the openbox*.desktop files (openbox-kde.desktop, openbox-gnome.desktop, openbox-session.desktop) under /usr/share/xsessions/

Yes, as it is currently (without the fixes), the Openbox choice in kdm will execute openbox instead of openbox-session.  As the Openbox docs say, you want to use the openbox-session if you want to make use of the autostart file and session management features.  If I remember correctly one place that information can be found is on http://icculus.org/openbox/index.php/Help:Getting_started.  A note should probably be in the slackBuild README about this.

I'll check my email tomorrow evening before updating the script.  If you already have it taken care of just let me know.


--- On Sat, 7/5/08, Chess Griffin <chess at chessgriffin.com> wrote:

> From: Chess Griffin <chess at chessgriffin.com>
> Subject: Re: [Slackbuilds-users] Fwd: bug on openbox package
> To: pc_warner at yahoo.com, "SlackBuilds.org Users List" <slackbuilds-users at slackbuilds.org>
> Date: Saturday, July 5, 2008, 8:07 PM
> On Sat, Jul 5, 2008 at 5:20 PM, Phillip Warner
> <pc_warner at yahoo.com> wrote:
> > Yes, the stock openbox.desktop file from the kdebase
> package should execute openbox-session.  However, the
> problem is more than that.  The new kdm doesn't seem to
> make use of the .desktop files under /usr/share/xsessions/,
> which is where Openbox puts them by default.  Thus, in
> order for the Slackware 12.1 Openbox slackBuild to work
> properly with KDM, the openbox*.desktop files under there
> must either be moved or have a corresponding symlink in
> /usr/share/apps/kdm/sessions/ (the latter is probably
> better in case someone is using something other than kdm). 
> The default location was fine in the kdm in Slackware 12.0.
> >
> Phil,
> Thanks for your very helpful explanation.  I do see the
> issue and
> agree with your proposed solutions.  I also think we
> definitely do not
> want to overwrite any stock Slackware files and at the same
> time
> preserve the ability to use the SlackBuild for those that
> do not use
> KDE or KDM.  I also like your suggestion to have both the
> xinitrc.openbox-session and xinitrc.openbox setup as
> originally
> intended by the Openbox developers.  If I understand your
> solution
> correctly, we would need to (1) create a new
> xinitrc-session.desktop
> file and install it into the default Openbox location along
> with the
> other Openbox *desktop files (2) symlink all the Openbox
> *desktop
> files including the new xinitrc-session.desktop file to the
> location and (3) create a new xinitrc.openbox-session file
> along with
> the current xinitrc.openbox that already comes with the
> SlackBuild?
> Since we already include a xinitrc.openbox file in the
> SlackBuild, I
> assume then the stock openbox.desktop file works ok for
> someone who
> does not want to launch an Openbox session but just
> straight Openbox?
> In any event, yes, if you have the time to send your
> modifications to
> the SlackBuild and related files that would be great. 
> Otherwise, I'll
> try and work on this during the coming week.
> In the meantime, I'll install KDE and KDM on one of my
> Slack machines
> so I can test and get a better feel for what KDM is doing
> behind the
> scenes.  I've never been a graphical login kind of
> person, which is
> why it's taken me longer than normal to get the issue
> here.  It has
> nothing to do with the fact that I'm about to turn 40
> or the loss of
> brain cells from one too many pints of Guinness in my
> youth.  At
> least, that's my story and I'm sticking to it.
> Thanks again for your help, Phil, and to Bruno for the
> original bug report.
> -- 
> Chess Griffin
> GPG Public Key: 0x0C7558C3
> http://www.chessgriffin.com


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