Bug#868431: wmaker: uses static upstream menu

Andreas Metzler ametzler at bebt.de
Sat Jul 15 12:03:29 UTC 2017

Package: wmaker
Version: 0.95.8-1
Severity: normal


Debian's wmaker ships a menu-method for update-menus, but is not used,
wmaker takes /usr/share/WindowMaker/menu.

With an empty ~/ starting wmaker will do the following according to

1. Generate ~/GNUstep/Defaults/WMRootMenu by copying
2. It then reads the file and finds that it consists of
3. It searches for a file named menu.hook in
~/GNUstep/Library/WindowMaker/ and /usr/share/WindowMaker/
The search does not succeed, the menu-method writes to
4. wmaker tries (in vain) to open ~/GNUstep/Library/WindowMaker/menu.
5. It finally succeds in opening /usr/share/WindowMaker/menu.

xsession-errors says
"/usr/lib/WindowMaker/wmaker(configureMenu(rootmenu.c:1512)): warning:
using default menu file "/usr/share/WindowMaker/menu" as the menu
referenced in WMRootMenu could not be found"

cu Andreas

-- System Information:
Debian Release: buster/sid
  APT prefers testing-debug
  APT policy: (500, 'testing-debug'), (500, 'testing'), (1, 'experimental')
Architecture: amd64 (x86_64)

Kernel: Linux 4.11.0-1-amd64 (SMP w/4 CPU cores)
Locale: LANG=de_AT.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=de_AT.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8), LANGUAGE=de_AT.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/dash
Init: systemd (via /run/systemd/system)

Versions of packages wmaker depends on:
ii  libc6           2.24-12
ii  libfontconfig1  2.12.3-0.2
ii  libwings3       0.95.8-1
ii  libwraster6     0.95.8-1
ii  libwutil5       0.95.8-1
ii  libx11-6        2:1.6.4-3
ii  libxext6        2:1.3.3-1+b2
ii  libxinerama1    2:1.1.3-1+b3
ii  libxpm4         1:3.5.12-1
ii  wmaker-common   0.95.8-1

wmaker recommends no packages.

Versions of packages wmaker suggests:
pn  desktop-base                  <none>
ii  menu                          2.1.47+b1
ii  mlterm [x-terminal-emulator]  3.5.0-1+b2
pn  wmaker-data                   <none>
pn  wmaker-utils                  <none>
ii  x11-apps                      7.7+6+b1
ii  xterm [x-terminal-emulator]   330-1

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