Package Details: xscreensaver-backends 6.08-1

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Package Base: xscreensaver-backends
Description: Screensavers from XScreenSaver for common frontends
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Licenses: BSD
Conflicts: mate-screensaver-hacks, xscreensaver, xscreensaver-hacks
Submitter: xdavidwu
Maintainer: Vryali
Last Packager: Vryali
Votes: 4
Popularity: 0.000020
First Submitted: 2018-11-09 05:32 (UTC)
Last Updated: 2023-10-18 01:50 (UTC)

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Hakkaten commented on 2023-11-05 18:04 (UTC)

This is conflicting with the popsquares.desktop file that comes with mate-screensaver, so won't install.

Vryali commented on 2023-10-18 01:48 (UTC)

Thanks @NickeyGod for the ping - just making sure the changes work and I'll push the newer version.

NickeyGod commented on 2023-10-16 12:55 (UTC)

@Vryali build is not working anymore. Current Version is 6.08 old one got deleted.

Barracuda commented on 2023-01-03 18:51 (UTC) (edited on 2023-01-03 18:51 (UTC) by Barracuda)

@Vryali Thank you for the update, i updated xscreensaver-backends to this 6.06 version. Works perfectly fine. I have seen you removed those two desktop files within the pkgbuild, this is perfect for me. Thank you

Vryali commented on 2023-01-03 01:15 (UTC) (edited on 2023-01-03 01:21 (UTC) by Vryali)

Think that should do it, also updated to 6.06 - thanks for the patience and help @dpirate and @Barracuda.

Took a peek at the actual content of the files and it's a nothingburger, so I simply removed them after the build before it installs the package, which I think should resolve the conflict...? I don't, however, see them as part of the xfce4-screensaver package, as mentioned, which I do have installed:

$ pacman -F xscreensaver.desktop
extra/xfce4-session 4.18.0-1 (xfce4) [installed]
extra/xscreensaver 6.06-1
$ pacman -F xscreensaver-settings.desktop
extra/xscreensaver 6.06-1

So, I still never saw this conflict on my end, I'm not sure why you guys have it on your end, but as the xscreensaver package provides it anywho and it's a nothingburger I think it's probably fine?

Barracuda commented on 2022-12-24 11:51 (UTC)

Hi @Vryali, thank you for your reply.

This is normal you did not find anything with the "locate" command you ran because you were trying to find "xscreensaver-properties.desktop", which indeed does not exist.

The files i have found are named differently : "xscreensaver.desktop" and "xscreensaver-settings.desktop".

Hope this help. Otherwise, i will try to build it locally although i do not know really how to do, sadly, but i could try. I wish you a Merry Christmas

Vryali commented on 2022-12-23 23:04 (UTC)

Hey there, I'll have to look at it next week, but when I looked last time I literally didn't have the files anywhere in the package and didn't have it locally , either (Which is the locate command I ran in a previous comment).

I'm happy to take a peek again and get it updated to the newest version next Thursday, maybe the newer version will give me a copy of the file so I can get the error, as well. Otherwise, if you wanted to build it locally and see if you can figure out where it's running into trouble, I'm happy enough to just push the fix.

Either way, hope you have a Merry Christmas, @Barracuda~!

Barracuda commented on 2022-12-23 15:31 (UTC)

Hi @Vryali, Did you have the time to have a look at my previous message as i think i found out what is going on. Thanks and merry Christmas.

Barracuda commented on 2022-11-23 13:53 (UTC) (edited on 2022-11-23 13:58 (UTC) by Barracuda)

@Vryali The difference between 6.01 and 6.04 are two desktop files in /usr/share/applications/

❯ find xscreensaver*

My filesystem is a btrfs partition, i made a snapshot before installing the 6.04 version, so this snapshot has the version 6.01 installed (i never installed version 6.03). Those 2 desktop files are not there, and the xfce screensaver properties are OK.

With 6.04, as @dpirate said, there is a conflict with xfce properties : two identical screensaver control panel settings items and xscreensaver-properties does not start.

Vryali commented on 2022-06-15 17:39 (UTC) (edited on 2022-06-15 17:44 (UTC) by Vryali)

@dpirate - I could be missing it, but I'm not sure where that's happening within the scope of this package.

$ sudo updatedb
$ locate xscreensaver-properties.desktop`
[RTN: 1] $

I checked to see if maybe it was a conflict I'd somehow avoided with XFCE, as well:

$ pacman -Qs|grep screensaver
local/xfce4-screensaver 4.16.0-1 (xfce4-goodies)
local/xscreensaver-backends 6.04-1

If you can point me somewhere specific, happy enough to make a change? I picked up the package maint., so easily could be missing something.