Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 1022154
The dwm-user package does not specify patch as its dependency
Last modified: 2014-05-27 09:39:33 EDT
Description of problem:
The dwm-start script uses the patch utility to apply all patches located in the $HOME/.dwm/patches/ directory to the dwm sources before rebuilding the dwm binary, but neither the dwm-user package nor any of its few dependencies require the patch utility to be installed in the system. This may be a problem, because not all Fedora spins install this utility by default (Fedora 19 Xfce Spin does not). As a consequence, an attempt to build the dwm binary on such a system fails with an error.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Add a patch to the $HOME/.dwm/patchees/ directory and make sure that the dwm binary can be built with it.
2. Remove the patch package.
3. Delete the $HOME/.dwm/dwm binary.
4. Start a new dwm-user session.
Unless there is an older build of the dwm binary in the $HOME/.dwm/ directory, any attempt to start the dwm-user session silently fails.
The dwm-user package should always install the patch utility as a dependency to prevent this error.
True. Thanks for the report.
dwm-6.0-8.fc20 has been submitted as an update for Fedora 20.
dwm-6.0-8.fc19 has been submitted as an update for Fedora 19.
dwm-6.0-8.fc19 has been pushed to the Fedora 19 stable repository. If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.
dwm-6.0-8.fc20 has been pushed to the Fedora 20 stable repository. If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.