Bug#922284: wmaker-common: Should not set GNUSTEP_USER_ROOT; unable to build GNUstep software

Yavor Doganov yavor at gnu.org
Thu Feb 14 07:24:39 GMT 2019

Package: wmaker-common
Version: 0.95.8-3
Severity: important
File: /usr/bin/wmaker
Control: affects -1 gnustep

As evident from the prefix, GNUSTEP_USER_ROOT is a GNUstep variable and
Window Maker should not set it.  Furthemore, it has been deprecated for
12 years already.  As of gnustep-make/2.7.0-4 the GNUstep build system
is configured in strict v2 mode which makes it impossible to compile
GNUstep software.  In a terminal started from a Window Maker session:

yavor at aneto:/tmp/gorm.app-1.2.24$ make
This is gnustep-make 2.7.0. Type 'make print-gnustep-make-help' for help.
Running in gnustep-make version 2 strict mode.
rm -f InterfaceBuilder; \
ln -s GormLib InterfaceBuilder
/usr/share/GNUstep/Makefiles/config-noarch.make:121: *** GNUSTEP_USER_ROOT is obsolete.  Stop.

It is also impossible to build gnustep-make from pristine upstream

yavor at aneto:/tmp$ wget -q ftp://ftp.gnustep.org/pub/gnustep/core/gnustep-make-2.7.0.tar.gz
yavor at aneto:/tmp$ tar xzf gnustep-make-2.7.0.tar.gz
yavor at aneto:/tmp$ cd gnustep-make-2.7.0/
yavor at aneto:/tmp/gnustep-make-2.7.0$ ./configure
yavor at aneto:/tmp/gnustep-make-2.7.0$ make
config-noarch.make:121: *** GNUSTEP_USER_ROOT is obsolete.  Stop.

Note that the majority of GNUstep users use Window Maker as their window
manager and many of them build GNUstep software from source, mostly
because of the GNUstep Objective-C runtime which depends on Clang
(Debian packages use GCC and the GCC/GNU runtime).

-- System Information:
Debian Release: buster/sid
  APT prefers unstable-debug
  APT policy: (500, 'unstable-debug'), (500, 'testing-debug'), (500, 'unstable'), (500, 'testing')
Architecture: amd64 (x86_64)
Foreign Architectures: i386, x32

Kernel: Linux 4.19.0-3-amd64 (SMP w/2 CPU cores)
Locale: LANG=bg_BG.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=bg_BG.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8), LANGUAGE=bg_BG.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/dash
Init: systemd (via /run/systemd/system)
LSM: AppArmor: enabled

wmaker-common depends on no packages.

wmaker-common recommends no packages.

Versions of packages wmaker-common suggests:
ii  wmaker  0.95.8-3

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