Bug 97601 - startx errors about missing fvwm2
Summary: startx errors about missing fvwm2
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux Beta
Classification: Retired
Component: xinitrc   
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Version: alpha 3
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
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Assignee: Mike A. Harris
QA Contact: Jay Turner
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Blocks: CambridgeTarget
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2003-06-18 07:18 UTC by Chris Ricker
Modified: 2015-01-08 00:05 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2004-09-01 16:47:49 UTC
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Description Chris Ricker 2003-06-18 07:18:29 UTC
On a fairly minimal install of alpha3, I get the following when running startx

WARNING: You selected Fvwm2 as your window manager, but your installation does
not appear to be functional. The executable /usr/X11R6/bin/fvwm2 was not found
on your system.

I haven't actually selected anything as the window manager. This is immediately
after install, w/ no configuration, on a system with only twm installed as the
window manager.

My guess is that xinitrc needs an fvwm2-ectomy, now that fvwm2 is no longer shipped

Comment 1 Mike A. Harris 2003-08-21 06:52:10 UTC
I suppose that makes sense to remove.  I don't consider it to be a cambridge
blocker bug however, considering that fvwm2 was not present in neither RHL 8.0
nor 9, and this is the first the problem has been reported.

This is a Cambridge "target" bug.  aka: shouldfix

Comment 2 Chris Ricker 2003-10-24 15:45:17 UTC
In looking at all this, this should probably be moved from Bug #100643 to Bug
#100644. The major side-effects of this are cosmetic only, and it's too close to
release to worry about those ;-)

Long-term, I think what's probably best here is a major simplification of
xinitrc (the package, not just the file). All the RunWM stuff serves no purpose
any more, AFAIK. Similarly, some of the fallbacks in Xclients / xinitrc (the
file) to things not even shipped any more should be removed....

IMHO, I think things are too close to release for changes of that scope though....

(removing beta bit -- nothing confidential is in this bug)

Comment 3 Mike A. Harris 2003-10-24 16:56:21 UTC
Agreed on all counts.

Comment 4 Mike A. Harris 2004-09-01 16:47:49 UTC
fvwmectomy completed in xinitrc 4.0.4-1

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