make error in xffm-gui

Foxy foxy at
Sun Nov 27 15:47:20 CET 2005

Edscott Wilson Garcia wrote:
> On Sun, 27 Nov 2005, Foxy wrote:
>> I decided to update xffm and got an error compiling xffm-gui. I have attached 
>> the file with console output. It used to be OK, but I have not compiled new 
>> svn checkouts for a while. Cheers.
> My mistake: I didn't update the library version numbers so that during the 
> configure step you were not notified that your installed version of 
> libxffm is too old. I've now fixed this in svn.
> The basic changes involved in the new library function is with the way 
> commands executed from within xffm are handled. Now all output  from 
> executed programs is displayed in the diagnostics box. Also, you can now 
> do things like "ls /tmp" without the "In terminal" check box and get the 
> results in the diagnostics window. Or you can pipe output to files (as in 
> using the following command for postscript files: "mpage -P- %s > 
>"). Sudo commands are also fair game and will query for 
> password if such is required.
> Only one glitch. If an executed program sends some text output, but does 
> not flush, the xffm window which executed the command will freeze until 
> the application flushes. This reflects a bug in the executed application, 
> because it is useless to send text output and not flush. So far I've found 
> that one of the processes that "evolution" spawns will encounter a 
> condition that will not flush.
> The above does not apply to executing from xffm-deskview or xffm-run, 
> since these do not have a diagnostics window.
> regards,
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the only problem is with perl script (perl autogen). It fails as the 
libtubo version is outdated. So one has to compile libtubo separately. 
However after doing it script fails again as permissions are changed. I 
had to chown libtubo dir to make it work again. It is not a big problem 

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