epic IRC package question

Michael Schwendt ms-nospam-0306 at arcor.de
Tue Feb 3 18:48:58 UTC 2004

On Tue, 3 Feb 2004 13:27:21 -0500, Rich Lafferty wrote:

> > Inside the spec file for the "epic" package one can read
> > 
> >   # wserv is just not very useful
> >   rm -f $RPM_BUILD_ROOT/%{_libexecdir}/wserv
> > 
> > in the %install section. However, that binary seems to be required by the
> > "/WINDOW create" command, which spits out an error about not being able to
> > exec /usr/libexec/wserv.
> > 
> > So, how is above spec file comment to be understood correctly?
> /window create in X or in screen has always been flaky at best; it's
> probably understood to be the package author's opinion that it's
> not very useful, and that people ought to just /window new instead.
> (That might be my opinion and not the package author's, though. :-)

"/window new" just splits the main window.

"/window create" in xterm opens a separate xterm. Well, it tries to, but
fails because wserv is not available. Saying wserv is "not very useful"
because maybe it "does not work", that would make a difference in
explaining why it isn't included.


xterm: Can't execvp /usr/libexec/wserv: No such file or directory

*** Opening new window...
*** The screen is now dead.
child signaled with 0
Errno is 4
*** Cannot create new screen!


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