Re: [dev] [dwm] Fedora package

From: Kurt H Maier <>
Date: Tue, 19 Oct 2010 15:15:03 -0400

On Tue, Oct 19, 2010 at 2:07 PM, Moritz Wilhelmy <> wrote:
> Using a package manager makes it easier to work around broken software (e.g.
> gdm). Even though gdm conflicts with dwm's philosophy, if people want to use
> it so badly, there is no point in making it harder for them.

gdm already includes provisions to run a users .xinitrc file. even if
it didn't, it's not's problem to make their sucky
software work nicely.

> Maybe the script could check for the contents of ~/.dwm if it just contains
> config.h or dwm.c too, and leave it all to the user if so.

Maybe the script can leave it all to the user, period. Either way,
not our problem.

> This is IMO a general discussion and includes all distributions willing to
> provide a binary package. If the distribution patches dwm's behaviour like
> this, they should also edit the manpage internally and inform about it.

Each distribution should have their own discussion about this on their
own lists, so we don't have to listen to to it. dwm is licensed such
that we don't have to give a damn how they patch the software.

# Kurt H Maier
Received on Tue Oct 19 2010 - 21:15:03 CEST

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