Bug 356 - WindowMaker+AnotherLevel requires EGCS, doesn't use M4
Summary: WindowMaker+AnotherLevel requires EGCS, doesn't use M4
Status: CLOSED CURRENTRELEASE
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: WindowMaker (Show other bugs)
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Version: 5.2
Hardware: All Linux
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Assignee: Cristian Gafton
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: 936 (view as bug list)
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TreeView+ depends on / blocked
 
Reported: 1998-12-08 20:18 UTC by Steve Coile
Modified: 2008-05-01 15:37 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 1999-05-16 21:45:11 UTC
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Description Steve Coile 1998-12-08 20:18:50 UTC
AnotherLevel, when used with WindowMaker, is unable to
generate the Programs desktop popup menu because WindowMaker
uses /lib/cpp rather than m4 (m4 is used by FVWM2) to do
configuration file macro expansion.  /lib/cpp is a component
of EGCS.  WindowMaker should be built to use M4 if at all
possible.

Comment 1 Steve Coile 1998-12-08 20:23:59 UTC
To clarify, AnotherLevel will not generate the Programs popup menu if
run with WindowMaker ON A SYSTEM THAT DOESN'T HAVE EGCS INSTALLED.

Comment 2 Aleksey Nogin 1998-12-09 09:20:59 UTC
Also, ~/.Xdefaults is parsed using cpp. A while ago there was an idea
to put cpp into a separate RPM and add a "Requires: cpp" to all the
packages that use cpp

Comment 3 David Lawrence 1998-12-11 18:11:59 UTC
This has been verified to be a bug. If EGCS is not installed wmconfig
menus do not work properly in WindowMaker.

Comment 4 Cristian Gafton 1999-01-14 07:13:59 UTC
This should be fixed in the next release of Red Hat Linux. Source RPMs
should be available with the next RawHide release.

Comment 5 Jeff Johnson 1999-05-16 21:45:59 UTC
*** Bug 936 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***

I installed RedHat 5.2 with the XFree86 component but
without the Development component.  xrdb fails because
it can't find /lib/cpp.

I think the best solution is to make a "cpp" rpm that
contains /lib/cpp as an actual file (instead of a symlink)
and make the packages with xrdb and imake require the cpp
rpm.


------- Additional Comments From jbj@redhat.com  01/24/99 14:10 -------
This has been done in Raw Hide. Here's the package list for cpp

rpm -qlp /D/6.0/i386/cpp-1.1.1-7.i386.rpm
/lib/cpp
/usr/info/cpp.info.gz
/usr/lib/gcc-lib/i386-redhat-linux/egcs-2.91.60.1/cpp
/usr/man/man1/cccp.1
/usr/man/man1/cpp.1


------- Additional Comments From ayn2@cornell.edu  01/25/99 22:36 -------
This is a duplicate of #354

------- Additional Comments From ayn2@cornell.edu  01/25/99 22:36 -------
Sorry, #356


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