Package Details: nscde-git 2.2.r2.g28a4a4a1-1

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Package Base: nscde-git
Description: Not so Common Desktop Environment - modern and functional CDE desktop based on FVWM (git version)
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Licenses: GPL3
Conflicts: nscde
Provides: nscde
Submitter: seifferth
Maintainer: dbermond
Last Packager: dbermond
Votes: 3
Popularity: 0.000003
First Submitted: 2021-10-12 13:28 (UTC)
Last Updated: 2022-07-26 00:58 (UTC)

Latest Comments

StJohnDSM commented on 2023-07-26 12:47 (UTC)

Greetings from NsCDE!

Thank you very much, seifferth! That was the issue!

There is a lingering issue with it not finding xscreensaver, but I can maybe mess with that more later on.

What's funny is I am a presumed [undiagnosed] adult autistic (in the process of being diagnosed), and while I don't do a lot of the "repeating words over and over again out loud" thing, I do do this all the time inside my own head, and not as a thought of possible solution, but just because the words felt good in my head, and as I was going to bed last night, I kept repeating "base-devel" in my head, because it was something I had encountered before - apparently on other arch-based distros I use on other devices. How incredible it is, the sheer coincidence that that would go on to be the exact fix to the issue I had been having!

In any case, thank you again, very much! I can't wait to get to dig in and explore NsCDE some more. So far, I find its interface to be highly unintuitive....but that's not a complaint, that'll actually be part of the fun of it all! :-D


seifferth commented on 2023-07-26 06:35 (UTC)

Hi StJohnDSM,

patch: command not found sounds like you are missing the base-devel package. Patch is a very common command line tool that can be used to update files based on the output produced by diff. For further information, see the man pages for diff and patch (i. e. invoke man patch or man diff respectively). Base-devel is an archlinux meta package that pulls in a number of common build tools. It is assumed to be an implicit dependency of all AUR packages and thus not specified explicitly. I am pretty sure the base-devel metapackage includes the patch tool. (To install base-devel, simply run pacman -S base-devel.)

I hope this advice helps.



StJohnDSM commented on 2023-07-26 03:32 (UTC)

Relative Linux noob, running into a persistent error while trying to build via PAMAC in Manjaro. The exact output of the error (modified to replace actual username with "[uname]")is:

==> Starting prepare()... /var/tmp/pamac-build-[uname]/libstroke/PKGBUILD: line 24: patch: command not found ==> ERROR: A failure occurred in prepare(). Aborting...

The exact identity of the package is: libstroke 0.5.1-9

In looking through the file, it appears that the referenced line is the prepare line for "libgstroke". But looking through both this file, as well as some of the companion files, including the libgstroke file itself, nothing "obvious to a noob" jumps out at me.

Any advice, guidance, input (that does NOT involve "go back to Windows and Mac") would be tremendously appreciated. This install is currently running Xfce using Chicago95 theme to approximate the look and feel of Windows 95. That's neat, I guess, but I'd really like to get my hands dirty with NsCDE, having only had very very little hand-on exposure thus far.

Thanks in advance for any help!


seifferth commented on 2021-12-30 11:28 (UTC)

I included the suggestions from I don't use NsCDE as my daily driver, however, so if anyone does and wants to help with or take over the package maintainer role, please drop me a line.

Morn commented on 2021-10-23 19:59 (UTC)

Thanks, it works now.

seifferth commented on 2021-10-22 14:03 (UTC)

Thanks for the note. Seems like I missed some xorg dependencies. Could you try again with the latest PKGBUILD?

Morn commented on 2021-10-22 12:42 (UTC)

I am getting an error message when trying to install:

Error: Command or program "xrefresh" as NsCDE dependency is missing on this system.

Error: Missing required commands or packages: xrefresh. Install them and run Installer.ksh again