Bug 293721 - devilspie quit with an error message after startup
devilspie quit with an error message after startup
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: devilspie (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Sebastian Vahl
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2007-09-17 15:08 EDT by Jochen Schmitt
Modified: 2008-06-16 22:25 EDT (History)
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Description Jochen Schmitt 2007-09-17 15:08:30 EDT
Description of problem:

When I start deveispie after a fresh install, I will get the following error

No s-expressions loaded, quiting

How reproducible:

1.) Make a fresh install of the package
2.) Delete ¨/.devilspie if existing
3.) Call devilspie without any argnuments from a console
Comment 1 Christoph Wickert 2007-09-17 16:05:17 EDT
I wouldn't necessarily call this a bug. The message states that there is no
config and that's why devilspie quits. So where is the bug and if you think
there is one, what do you suggest to fix it?
Comment 2 Sebastian Vahl 2007-09-17 16:23:11 EDT
That's the normal failure if you not define some rules in ~/.devilspie or
/etc/devilspie. The only thing I could do against that is to create a file
/etc/devilspie/debug.ds with the content:

But then devilspie will always start in debug mode. Maybe asking the author to
implement a better failure message would be the best.
Comment 3 Sebastian Vahl 2007-09-17 17:02:06 EDT
I've asked upstream for a better info message.
Comment 4 Bug Zapper 2008-05-14 10:23:22 EDT
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Comment 5 Bug Zapper 2008-06-16 22:25:21 EDT
Fedora 7 changed to end-of-life (EOL) status on June 13, 2008. 
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