Re: [dev] [dwm] Fedora package

From: Petr Sabata <>
Date: Tue, 19 Oct 2010 15:11:05 +0200

On Tue, Oct 19, 2010 at 12:23:56PM +0000, Kurt H Maier wrote:
> I understand that you software packagers are a special breed, and
> having even one binary not subject to the rigors of packaging can
> cause you to lose sleep, but every time you people pull this shit we
> get an influx of idiots in irc, spamming about how they can patch dwm
> to act like fluxbox, patch fluxbox to act like dwm, or convert their
> wm to use some kind of embedded python executable config syntax.
> For the love of god, can you at least include a notification in the
> package to the effect that, if someone thinks installing a binary dwm
> package is a good idea, they can fuck right off and never come to
> #suckless for "support"?
> --
> # Kurt H Maier

Would you feel more comfortable with this?

--- dwm-5.8.2/dwm.1 2010-10-15 13:39:41.239409647 +0200
+++ dwm-5.8.2/ 2010-10-15 13:47:01.870203726 +0200
@@ -4,6 +4,17 @@
 .B dwm
 .RB [ \-v ]
+Due to the nature of this software, dwm has to be rebuilt for any configuration
+changes. To achieve this in Fedora, install the
+.BR dwm-user
+package and see
+.BR dwm-start (1) .
+All hints, questions and bug reports should be addressed to Fedora maintainer.
+File a bug in Red Hat Bugzilla:
 dwm is a dynamic window manager for X. It manages windows in tiled, monocle
 and floating layouts. Either layout can be applied dynamically, optimising the


Petr 'contyk' Sabata, Red Hat, Brno
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