Package Details: dwm 6.3-1

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Package Base: dwm
Description: A dynamic window manager for X
Upstream URL:
Keywords: dynamic tiling windowmanager wm X11
Licenses: MIT
Submitter: Foxboron
Maintainer: Sebastian209
Last Packager: Sebastian209
Votes: 31
Popularity: 0.160626
First Submitted: 2017-11-20 15:37 (UTC)
Last Updated: 2022-01-19 23:49 (UTC)

Latest Comments

m040601 commented on 2022-02-22 02:33 (UTC)

I've been running dwm for like, 10 years?, in raspberry pis and chromebooks.

Only now noticed

arch=('i686' 'x86_64')

Please change it to

arch=('i686' 'x86_64' 'arm' 'armv7h' 'armv6h' 'aarch64')

Thanks in advance.

m040601 commented on 2022-02-09 02:11 (UTC) (edited on 2022-02-09 02:13 (UTC) by m040601)

Depends On      : libx11  libxinerama  libxft
Depends On      : libx11  libxinerama  libxft  freetype2  st  dmenu

Quick question, why the difference ?

I'm not 100% sure, and can't find it browsing the dwm site. Is dwm really still ("officially") dependent on "st" and "dmenu" ? Or is just a "Depends On" tag that needs to be corrected, either in "dwm" or "dwm-git" ?

PS: Tip, there is now an official Arch package called "bemenu" that works BOTH on the console and X/Wayland. Very nice alternative to dmenu.

Sebastian209 commented on 2021-10-13 23:33 (UTC) (edited on 2021-10-13 23:33 (UTC) by Sebastian209)

@thiagowfx Done!, Sorry for taking some time in doing so.

thiagowfx commented on 2021-10-11 15:55 (UTC)

This package does not need to provide nor conflict dwm-git

+1 - dwm-git package should provide and conflict with dwm, but dwm does not need to (and should not) provide dwm-git.

micwoj92 commented on 2021-09-23 01:42 (UTC)

This package does not need to provide nor conflict dwm-git

j0hannes commented on 2020-04-12 23:09 (UTC)

ERROR: You do not have write permission for the directory $BUILDDIR (/tmp/pamac-build/st)

astier commented on 2019-12-22 19:05 (UTC)

Haha sorry I was compiling st. But now xorgproto seems to be a dependency of libx11 anyway so it works.

phillid commented on 2019-12-21 22:43 (UTC)

Just re-read your error message. There is no x.c in dwm, and I can compile it just fine even after updating. Is your error message for another package?

phillid commented on 2019-12-21 22:08 (UTC)

Thanks for the heads up. It looks like Arch has stopped packaging legacy headers in xorgproto. I'll have a look into a solution dwm-side

astier commented on 2019-12-21 14:36 (UTC)

Since the recent xorg-cleanup compilation fails with:

x.c:11:10: fatal error: X11/Xatom.h: No such file or directory

phillid commented on 2019-08-02 10:54 (UTC) (edited on 2019-08-02 10:55 (UTC) by phillid)

No-one has said anything to the contrary. I'm not going to further enable you to perpetuate an argument you tried to have on IRC but failed, here. Just as with all other Arch packages, changes to upstream's sources are patched in, not copied directly. It's standard practice. The AUR is not a place to mirror upstream source code.

tonij commented on 2019-08-01 16:36 (UTC) (edited on 2019-08-01 16:39 (UTC) by tonij)

dwm doesn't need a config.h to compile. Also whats the point of checksums on a file people are going to modify.

phillid commented on 2019-08-01 08:37 (UTC)

No, dwm.c is provided upstream, so there is no need whatsoever for this to be duplicated here in the AUR. You are welcome to clone and modify this AUR package and add any of your own patches to your local copy, still installing this with pacman.

tonij commented on 2019-07-31 22:09 (UTC) (edited on 2019-07-31 22:10 (UTC) by tonij)

Please also provide a dwm.c, since it is also needed to configure dwm.