Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 60481
Cannot rebuild WindowMaker-0.80.0-6.src.rpm on Red Hat 7.2
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:40:40 EDT
I cannot rebuild WindowMaker-0.80-6.src.rpm on Red Hat 7.2
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Red Hat 7.2 for i386
WindowMaker-0.80-6.src.rpm from rawhide
rpm --rebuild WindowMaker-0.80-6.src.rpm
+ sed -e 's/\/usr\/local\/GNUstep/\/usr\/lib\/GNUstep/g;
+ mv WindowMaker/plmenu.zh_TW.Big5.tmp WindowMaker/plmenu.zh_TW.Big5
+ libtoolize --copy --force
You should add the contents of `/usr/share/aclocal/libtool.m4' to `aclocal.m4'.
+ aclocal -I .
/usr/bin/m4: configure.in: No such file or directory
+ automake --add-missing
configure.ac: 36: required file `src/config.h.in' not found
autoconf: configure.in: No such file or directory
error: Bad exit status from /var/tmp/rpm-tmp.25140 (%prep)
RPM build errors:
Bad exit status from /var/tmp/rpm-tmp.25140 (%prep)
I can give you the list of the RPMs installed on my machine. However, this is a
very standard RedHat 7.2 station with some added packages (including the last
A remark concerning the integration of WindowMaker with GNUstep.
The SRPMS placed on ftp.gnustep.org can be rebuilt without problems on Red Hat
However, everything is installed under /usr/GNUstep.
If you consider Gorm, you can find:
I looked at the .spec file for WindowMaker and I found:
Can't this be the source of problem?
/usr/lib/GNUstep/Apps vs /usr/GNUstep/System/Apps/Gorm
I suppose there are others subtilities in this spirit hidden here and there...
Now my question:
Can't WindowMaker be installed according to the GNUstep standard or...
Can't RedHat modify the SRPMS provided by gnustep.org to make them comply the
Red Hat standard?
no can do
This is to make windowmaker compliant with the LSB/FSB standard
0.80.-6 is intended foruse with rawhide (aka the shape of the next release) and
does build happily through the build systems here. I'm not entirely sure why
your attempt fails.
I don't know either what is wrong with 0.80.0-6 on RH72 but it does not built...
If I was using RH 4.0 I would understand but 7.2 with all the upgrades
installed... It sounds to me a little bit ridiculous not to be able to have this
simple package rebuilt....
WindowMaker is a good looking Desktop Manager It is intended to work with
GNUstep. So... Wouldn't it be sound and clever to have them working together
withour requiring from a fresh, innocent user to hack like hell and be pissed
for 2 days... So, if WindowMaker does comply to the FHS (Which I understand,
BTW, as "put thousands of binaries in /usr/bin...."), maybe the GNUstep RPMs can
be adapted to the same philosophy...
As I said, the SRPMS from gnustep.org build perfectly on RH72. Maybe you can
modify the .specs files a little bit (the built paths, not so hard...) and
insert them into the RawHide tree. To offer a more complete solution and a
COHERENT, STANDARDISED one... Red Hat would win with that (GNUstep API = Mac OS
X API, can be good to follow the trend too... )
What do you think about it?
I think I'm doomed whatever I do.
Ok well thats rawhide for you 8)
To be honest I've been waiting for the WindowMaker folks to get me an updated
-extra package before revisiting the WindowMaker issues.
Largo may be able to get me something soon and I'll update accordingly