Bug#851737: wmaker: Appearance-->Preference utility error (could not exec /usr/local/GNUStep/Applications/WPrefs.app/WPrefs

Artem oldregdata at km.ru
Wed Jan 18 08:51:58 UTC 2017

Package: wmaker
Version: 0.95.7-7
Severity: normal

Dear Maintainer, here are my answers to the following questions

   * What led up to the situation?
Noticed similiar behaviour of this package in other distros. 
The latest package usually builds just fine from the upstream source by the default procedure of configure , make sudo make install with  no additional flags (though not tested on this particular install)
   * What exactly did you do (or not do) that was effective (or ineffective)?
Cleanest fresh install of Debian Testing w/o DE, just standard utilities. only xorg and wmaker installed on top
      * What was the outcome of this action?
resulted error states Could not execute command: exec /usr/local/GNUStep/Applications/WPrefs.app/Wprefs
   * What outcome did you expect instead?
It should've opened the exact same window as the top-right icon in dock (which states its path as /usr/bin/WPrefs)

-- System Information:
Debian Release: 9.0
  APT prefers testing
  APT policy: (500, 'testing')
Architecture: amd64 (x86_64)

Kernel: Linux 4.8.0-2-amd64 (SMP w/2 CPU cores)
Locale: LANG=en_US.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=en_US.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            2.24-8
ii  libfontconfig1   2.11.0-6.7
ii  libfreetype6     2.6.3-3+b1
ii  libgif7          5.1.4-0.4
ii  libjpeg62-turbo  1:1.5.1-2
ii  libpng16-16      1.6.26-6
ii  libtiff5         4.0.7-4
ii  libwings3        0.95.7-7
ii  libwraster5      0.95.7-7
ii  libwutil5        0.95.7-7
ii  libx11-6         2:1.6.4-2
ii  libxext6         2:1.3.3-1
ii  libxinerama1     2:1.1.3-1+b1
ii  libxpm4          1:3.5.12-1
ii  wmaker-common    0.95.7-7

wmaker recommends no packages.

Versions of packages wmaker suggests:
pn  desktop-base                 <none>
pn  menu                         <none>
pn  wmaker-data                  <none>
pn  wmaker-utils                 <none>
ii  x11-apps                     7.7+6
ii  xterm [x-terminal-emulator]  327-2

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