Package Details: cdesktopenv 2.5.1-1

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Package Base: cdesktopenv
Description: CDE - Common Desktop Environment
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Licenses: LGPL2.1
Submitter: None
Maintainer: None
Last Packager: FredBezies
Votes: 27
Popularity: 0.28
First Submitted: 2012-09-13 22:30 (UTC)
Last Updated: 2023-03-01 15:45 (UTC)

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ivabus commented on 2022-08-25 15:43 (UTC)

To get CDE working start rpcbind.service and (optional) dtlogin.service. Also follow tip at the end of installation.

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peteswickedale commented on 2023-06-27 00:19 (UTC) (edited on 2023-06-27 00:21 (UTC) by peteswickedale)

I could only make 2.5.1-1 build by changing in src/code/cde/programs/dtterm/Makefile:

tic dtterm.ti


sudo tic dtterm.ti

Then I rebuilt it with:

makepkg -RL

I asssume that the person doing the build checks is running make with sudo, so the permission error won't show up for them.

markboston commented on 2023-06-09 22:41 (UTC)

yay is complaining that dtterm isn't installed along with other dt programs. my understanding was installing ksh from the aur should install these?

Allink commented on 2023-05-05 21:56 (UTC)

It seems like this package requires the separate installation of the "libxpm" and "libxaw" packages in order to correctly build. Are there currently any plans to add these packages to the build dependencies?

JohnoKing commented on 2022-10-08 20:14 (UTC)

Here's a patch to update the package to 2.5.1:

diff -u cdesktopenv-old/.SRCINFO cdesktopenv/.SRCINFO
--- cdesktopenv-old/.SRCINFO    2022-08-25 07:57:08.000000000 -0700
+++ cdesktopenv/.SRCINFO    2022-10-08 13:11:52.591553353 -0700
@@ -1,6 +1,6 @@
 pkgbase = cdesktopenv
    pkgdesc = CDE - Common Desktop Environment
-   pkgver = 2.5.0
+   pkgver = 2.5.1
    pkgrel = 1
    url =
    install = cdesktopenv.install
@@ -11,6 +11,8 @@
    makedepends = ncompress
    makedepends = bison
    makedepends = rpcsvc-proto
+   makedepends = xorg-mkfontscale
+   makedepends = xorg-bdftopcf
    depends = xorg-server-devel
    depends = gcc
    depends = dnsutils
@@ -29,7 +31,7 @@
    options = !strip
    options = !zipman
    backup = etc/dt/config/xfonts/C/fonts.alias
-   source = git+
+   source = git+
    source = cdesktopenv.install
    source = dtlogin.service
    source = fonts.alias
diff -u cdesktopenv-old/PKGBUILD cdesktopenv/PKGBUILD
--- cdesktopenv-old/PKGBUILD    2022-08-25 07:57:08.000000000 -0700
+++ cdesktopenv/PKGBUILD    2022-10-08 13:01:38.320867036 -0700
@@ -3,10 +3,11 @@
 # Submitter: Ecmel Ercan <ecmel dot ercan at gmail dot com>
 # Contributor: Vain <aurmaint1 on host: uninformativ dot de>
 # Contributor: BlindPenguin <ferdinand holzner at gmail dot com>
+# Contributor: Johnothan King <johnothanking dot protonmail at com>
 # Thanks goes to yjftsjthsd for PKGBUILD.
 pkgdesc="CDE - Common Desktop Environment"
@@ -15,7 +16,7 @@
 options=(!strip !zipman)
 depends=(xorg-server-devel gcc dnsutils libxinerama libxss ncurses openmotif rpcbind xbitmaps flex ksh opensp)
-makedepends=(tcl ncompress bison rpcsvc-proto)
+makedepends=(tcl ncompress bison rpcsvc-proto xorg-mkfontscale xorg-bdftopcf)
 optdepends=('xorg-fonts-100dpi: additional fonts'
             'cups: for printing support'
             'xinetd: for rpc services')
@@ -36,7 +37,6 @@
 build() {
   cd "$srcdir/code/cde/"
-  sed -i '15 a setv mam_cc_FLAGS -lm\nsetv mam_libm -lm' programs/dtksh/ksh93/src/cmd/ksh93/Mamfile
@@ -69,4 +69,3 @@
   install -Dm644 "$srcdir/" \

rogueai commented on 2022-10-06 11:00 (UTC)

Answering myself on:

cp: cannot stat '/usr/dt/share/cde/fontaliases/mixed.alias': No such file or directory

This seems to be now fixed in cde v2.5.1

shaurz commented on 2022-10-03 13:39 (UTC)

Needs xorg-mkfontscale and xorg-bdftopcf adding to build dependencies.

rogueai commented on 2022-10-01 15:53 (UTC)

I got the same error @simona was mentioning:

Making install in fontaliases
make[2]: Entering directory '/home/user/.cache/paru/clone/cdesktopenv/src/code/cde/programs/fontaliases'
make  install-am
make[3]: Entering directory '/home/user/.cache/paru/clone/cdesktopenv/src/code/cde/programs/fontaliases'
make[4]: Entering directory '/home/user/.cache/paru/clone/cdesktopenv/src/code/cde/programs/fontaliases'
make[4]: Nothing to be done for 'install-exec-am'.
 /usr/bin/mkdir -p '/home/user/.cache/paru/clone/cdesktopenv/pkg/cdesktopenv//usr/dt/share/cde/fontaliases'
 /usr/bin/install -c -m 644 dtinfo.pcf.gz fixed.alias mixed.alias fonts.dir '/home/user/.cache/paru/clone/cdesktopenv/pkg/cdesktopenv//usr/dt/share/cde/fontaliases'
make  install-data-hook
make[5]: Entering directory '/home/user/.cache/paru/clone/cdesktopenv/src/code/cde/programs/fontaliases'
/usr/bin/mkdir -p /home/user/.cache/paru/clone/cdesktopenv/pkg/cdesktopenv//usr/dt/etc/cde/fontaliases
cp -f /usr/dt/share/cde/fontaliases/mixed.alias /home/user/.cache/paru/clone/cdesktopenv/pkg/cdesktopenv//usr/dt/etc/cde/fontaliases/fonts.alias
cp: cannot stat '/usr/dt/share/cde/fontaliases/mixed.alias': No such file or directory
make[5]: *** [Makefile:782: install-data-hook] Error 1

ekollof commented on 2022-09-06 20:26 (UTC)

Build failure.

cc -DHAVE_CONFIG_H -I. -I../../include   -DANSICPP -DMULTIBYTE -DNLS16 -D_POSIX_SOURCE -D_DEFAULT_SOURCE -D_BSD_SOURCE -D_SVID_SOURCE -DUSE_XINERAMA -DUSE_XRENDER -DHAS_PAM_LIBRARY -DHAS_UTEMPTER_LIBRARY  -DOSMAJORVERSION=4 -DOSMINORVERSION=15 -DCDE_CONFIGURATION_TOP=\"/etc/dt\" -DCDE_INSTALLATION_TOP=\"/usr/dt\" -DCDE_LOGFILES_TOP=\"/var/dt\" -DBINDIR=\"/usr/bin\" -DXDMDIR=\"/var/dt\" -DKORNSHELL=/usr/bin/ksh -DUNIXCONN -DTCPCONN -DXDMCP -DHASDES -DHASXDMAUTH   -DDEF_SESSION=\"/usr/dt/bin/Xsession\" -DDEF_SYSTEM_SHELL=\"/bin/sh\" -DDEF_CHOOSER=\"/usr/dt/bin/dtchooser\" -DDEF_XDM_CONFIG=\"Xconfig\" -DDEF_SERVER_LINE=\"":0 Local local /usr/bin/X :0"\" -DXRDB_PROGRAM=\"/usr/bin/xrdb\" -DDEF_USER_PATH=\"/usr/lib/ccache/bin:/home/ekollof/perl5/bin:/home/ekollof/.cargo/bin:/home/ekollof/.local/bin:/usr/local/bin:/usr/bin:/usr/local/sbin:/var/lib/flatpak/exports/bin:/usr/lib/jvm/default/bin:/opt/rocm-5.2.3/bin:/opt/rocm-5.2.3/hip/bin:/usr/bin/site_perl:/usr/bin/vendor_perl:/usr/bin/core_perl:/home/ekollof/bin:/home/ekollof/go/bin:/usr/bin/ruby
cc: fatal error: no input files
compilation terminated.
make[3]: *** [Makefile:729: libresource_a-resource.o] Error 1
make[3]: Leaving directory '/home/ekollof/.cache/yay/cdesktopenv/src/code/cde/programs/dtlogin'
make[2]: *** [Makefile:755: all-recursive] Error 1
make[2]: Leaving directory '/home/ekollof/.cache/yay/cdesktopenv/src/code/cde/programs/dtlogin'
make[1]: *** [Makefile:445: all-recursive] Error 1
make[1]: Leaving directory '/home/ekollof/.cache/yay/cdesktopenv/src/code/cde/programs'
make: *** [Makefile:585: all-recursive] Error 1

segin commented on 2022-08-29 07:48 (UTC) (edited on 2022-08-29 07:49 (UTC) by segin)

On build, I get this error:

configure: error: Please install the following REQUIRED programs: mkfontdir bdftopcf

Which would be because I don't have xorg-font-utils installed. This should be flagged as a build dependency.

FabioLolix commented on 2022-08-25 20:58 (UTC)

@simona please use $ LANG=C makepkg to have message error in english