[Slackbuilds-users] openbox slackBuild: minor fix and suggestions for xinit scripts

Phillip Warner pc_warner at yahoo.com
Thu Mar 20 16:23:52 EDT 2008

True.  However, Openbox installs extra scripts by default to /usr/bin to facilitate running with a KDE or GNOME session while the Xfce package does not.  So, if the extra xinit scripts aren't there the extra scripts under /usr/bin probably shouldn't be there either.
Xfwm4 is probably not the best example, though, as it is part of a DE package.  Comparing this situation to fluxbox would be better.  Fluxbox does not include an extra script for running under KDE or GNOME either.  Fluxbox's site also doesn't advertise running it in KDE or GNOME like Openbox's site does.

I don't really think of the xinitrc.kde-openbox script as being any different than the xinitrc.openbox script.  Neither are created by the vanilla package.  Both can be easily created manually by the admin, but the slackware package should include them as a convenience.  Both are needed if the user is to make full use of the package "out of the box", which is one of the purposes of slackBuilds.  Otherwise, slackBuilds would never set up things like rc scripts.

This is just my opinion, and obviously some people disagree.  For those that do agree, they might like having the option built in the slackBuild so they don't have to take care of it manually (and possibly remember to delete all those extras when they remove the package).


Date: Wed, 19 Mar 2008 23:25:29 -0500
From: "Lehman Black" 
Subject: Re: [Slackbuilds-users] openbox slackBuild: minor fix and
 suggestions for xinit scripts
To: "SlackBuilds.org Users List" 
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The extra xinit scripts are not essential for the functioning of the
package, so I would put them in /usr/doc/ and put a note in README.
Including them by default would be like including xinit scripts for using
Xfwm4 with KDE and GNOME.

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