Package Details: boxes 1.2-1

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Package Base: boxes
Description: Text mode box and comment drawing filter
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Keywords: textmode
Licenses: GPL2
Submitter: None
Maintainer: stitran
Last Packager: stitran
Votes: 18
Popularity: 1.417753
First Submitted: 2007-01-24 20:11
Last Updated: 2017-10-06 11:25

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osalas commented on 2016-07-24 01:02

If you get segfaults you need to compile it with

make GLOBALCONF=/etc/boxes-config CFLAGS_ADDTL=-m32 LDFLAGS_ADDTL=-m32

because it's a 32bit application.

Anonymous comment on 2015-07-25 16:50

Fixed, thanks!

But now boxes segfaults here for some reason. It's been quite a while since I last used this, so I'm going to orphan it.

stitran commented on 2015-07-25 15:10

Please update the PKGBUILD, so that the problem of eigengrau gets solved. For example using this patch:

< make GLOBALCONF=/etc
> make GLOBALCONF=/etc/boxes-config

Anonymous comment on 2015-07-23 05:00

Done. Thanks!

stitran commented on 2015-07-22 13:24

The md5sum in the pkgbuild should be updated.

eigengrau commented on 2015-03-16 19:58

> $ boxes
> boxes: Alleged system-wide config file '/etc' is a directory

iegubkin commented on 2015-03-16 16:46

Thank you for the quick response! The new version seems to have made a change that requires a little tweak to the PKGBUILD. As it now stands, boxes does not work. GLOBALCONF is file not a folder.

The following changes to the PKGBUILD make boxes run correctly:

build() {
cd $srcdir/$pkgname-$pkgver
make GLOBALCONF=/usr/share/boxes

package() {
cd $srcdir/$pkgname-$pkgver
install -D -m 644 doc/boxes.1 $pkgdir/usr/share/man/man1/boxes.1
install -D -m 644 boxes-config $pkgdir/usr/share/boxes
install -D -m 755 src/boxes $pkgdir/usr/bin/boxes

Anonymous comment on 2015-03-16 07:22

Updated. Thanks!

iegubkin commented on 2015-03-16 02:22

Source URL has moved. The project is now hosted on GitHub.

Anonymous comment on 2013-07-04 17:04

Adopted and updated!

MreDD commented on 2012-01-15 08:40


MreDD commented on 2012-01-15 08:21


MreDD commented on 2012-01-15 08:09

it fails to find the config file in /etc since default path is /usr/share/boxes
you can just copy the file to your home directory
cp /etc/boxes-config ~/.boxes
and it runs fine.
or edit the PKGBUILD
bad line: install -D -m 644 boxes-config $startdir/pkg/etc/boxes-config
good line: install -D -m 644 boxes-config $startdir/pkg/usr/share/boxes/boxes-config
.. it requires an edit anyways since there is no arch=() line
arch=(any) or arch=('i686' 'x86_64') will work just fine.

listx commented on 2011-05-05 02:21

yep, too bad zombie maintainers cannot be removed from the system.

listx commented on 2011-05-05 02:05

yep, too bad zombie maintainers cannot be removed from the system.

korin43 commented on 2011-05-03 06:39

This package has been broken for over a year..

listx commented on 2010-05-05 22:47

PKGBUILD is missing arch=('i686' 'x86_64')