Re: [wmii] Cygwin problem

From: Anselm R. Garbe <>
Date: Sun, 28 Jan 2007 21:11:38 +0100

On Sun, Jan 28, 2007 at 04:48:13AM +0530, Ajeetpal Grewal wrote:
> Hi everyone,
> I have a working copy of wmii on my linux box.
> On Cygwin however, there are some issues. First I could not create a directory on cygwin with the character ":" in the name. This is the default implementation in the wmii script. I got an error like this
> wmiiwm: can't stat namespace directory "/tmp/ns.AjeetpalGrewal.:0/": No such file or directory

Yes, that's because Windows does not support the ':' character

> I changed this to just use /tmp/ns.AjeetpalGrewal/ as the directory. However, when I try to do "wmiir ls /" I get "ixpc: connot connect to server". Although I see the status bar at the bottom of my screen, the rest of the functionality is missing, for example none of the menus pops up ( i have dmenu installed), neither can I use the modifier keys.
> What could be the problem? The implementation does not seem to depend on the ":" occurring in the directory name. Does anyone have a workaround???

Simply edit PREFIX/bin/wmii and change WMII_NS_DIR to something
which does not includes the ':' character.


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Received on Sun Jan 28 2007 - 21:11:38 UTC

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