[Slackbuilds-users] system/wavemon

Nick Warne nick at linicks.net
Mon Dec 9 12:04:18 UTC 2013

Nick Warne wrote, On 09/12/13 11:25:
> Opps, sorry forgot to send to list:
> Nick Warne wrote, On 09/12/13 11:16:
>> Hi Willy,
>> Willy Sudiarto Raharjo wrote, On 09/12/13 11:04:
>>> Hash: SHA1
>>>> He then found a bug report:
>>>> http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=709325
>>>> which reports ncurses break dialog.  The Debian people have an
>>>> upstream patch that fixes the patch (but I can't find it)...
>>> Is this it?
>>> ftp://invisible-island.net/ncurses/5.9/
>> Yes.  I am just rebuilding.  The trouble is the ncurses guy occasionally
>> makes *.sh.gz patch which roll-up all the previous patches into one -
>> Slackware 14.1 uses this one:
>> ftp://invisible-island.net/ncurses/5.9/patch-5.9-20130504.sh.gz
>> which is the culprit.
>> So, I just had to patch with that, then apply:
>> ftp://invisible-island.net/ncurses/5.9/ncurses-5.9-20130511.patch.gz
>> ftp://invisible-island.net/ncurses/5.9/ncurses-5.9-20130518.patch.gz
>> ftp://invisible-island.net/ncurses/5.9/ncurses-5.9-20130525.patch.gz
>> ftp://invisible-island.net/ncurses/5.9/ncurses-5.9-20130608.patch.gz
>> to get to the reported patch level that fixes this.
>> Luckily Pat's ncurses slackbuild script handles patches (/ patches
>> directory), so I plonked them all in there and am building right now.

Further, further update!.  That above didn't fix it, so I installed ALL 
the patches from:


and it still breaks wavemon.  The wavemon code maintainer got back to me 

"Thanks a lot for your help with this. I had a quick look at the 
slackbuild, since it is an upstream patch, it is very well possible that 
I will have to update part(s) of wavemon in order to cooperate with the 
changes in the API."

So it looks like an API change.  There is nothing we can do now until 
wavemon gets fixed, I guess.

In the meantime, I will revert my ncurses back to 14.0 build (which is 
basically the same as 14.1 but without any patches applied).

system/wavemon -> broken in 14.1

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