Re: [dev] Problem starting wmii with fresh ruby github wmiirc

From: Armando Di Cianno <>
Date: Fri, 12 Nov 2010 14:18:55 -0500

ATM I have a shiny new comp, so i'm in a "I have a hammer, and
everything looks like a nail"-situation. I'm going to reinstall
Gentoo, as I'd like to get a Linux distro and WMII installed, to be
productive (suddenly realized I wasn't in the mood to learn
Ubuntu/Debian). When I get to the WMII install, if the issue with
3.9.2 disappears, or is resolved by using hg tip, I'll post my results

Thanks, and cheers,

On Fri, Nov 12, 2010 at 11:38 AM, Kris Maglione <> wrote:
> On Fri, Nov 12, 2010 at 11:31:27AM -0500, Armando Di Cianno wrote:
>> I have a fresh Ubuntu 10.10 install, and compiled and installed the
>> tarball of wmii 3.9.2 via 'make deb' and dpkg.
>> When using the default sh wmiirc, I have to manually set WMII_CONFPATH
>> to ~/.wmii, or it tries writing to "/.wmii/foo". I set this in my
>> ~/.bashrc, which does make it into my environment
>> I followed sunaku's directions on the github wmiirc ruby page. I've
>> used wmii on gentoo before, but wanted to get a setup going on Ubuntu
>> before I started before modding stuff. However, while the window
>> manager is running and managing windows, I don't get the menu. I've
>> installed 'suckless-tools' package as well, in case it was trying to
>> use dmenu.
>> I thought that (for the same reason as WMII_CONFPATH) I might have to
>> define WMII_NAMESPACE explicitly, but that doesn't seem to help.
>> So ... help! Ideas?
> I can't say for certain, but I believe that the version of Suraj's wmiirc on
> github is currently compatible with wmii-hg rather than the 3.9 release.
> --
> Kris Maglione
> Good judgement comes from experience, and experience comes from bad
> judgement.
>        --Fred Brooks
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