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Bug 537388 - app-misc/rox-filer-2.11 - a drag and drop spatial file manager
Summary: app-misc/rox-filer-2.11 - a drag and drop spatial file manager
Alias: None
Product: Gentoo Linux
Classification: Unclassified
Component: New packages (show other bugs)
Hardware: All Linux
: Normal enhancement (vote)
Assignee: Default Assignee for New Packages
Keywords: EBUILD
Depends on:
Blocks: 605774
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Reported: 2015-01-22 20:13 UTC by sitquietly
Modified: 2017-01-15 14:42 UTC (History)
3 users (show)

See Also:
Package list:
Runtime testing required: ---

rox-filer-2.11.ebuild (rox-filer-2.11.ebuild,2.99 KB, text/plain)
2015-01-22 20:14 UTC, sitquietly
rox-filer-2.11.ebuild (improved) (rox-filer-2.11.ebuild,2.50 KB, text/plain)
2015-01-23 21:51 UTC, sitquietly
rox-filer-2.11.ebuild (final version) (rox-filer-2.11.ebuild,2.38 KB, text/plain)
2015-01-24 16:40 UTC, sitquietly
rox-filer-2.11 ebuild (final version) (rox-2.11.ebuild,2.39 KB, text/plain)
2015-01-24 22:28 UTC, P Purkayastha
Latest ebuild with fixes (rox-filer-2.11.ebuild,2.04 KB, text/plain)
2015-02-07 15:49 UTC, P Purkayastha
files/rox.desktop (rox.desktop,180 bytes, text/plain)
2015-02-07 15:52 UTC, P Purkayastha
rox-filter-2.11.ebuild (rox-filer-2.11.ebuild,2.14 KB, text/plain)
2015-03-09 09:15 UTC, Yixun Lan
rox-filer-fix-configure.patch (rox-filer-fix-configure.patch,429 bytes, patch)
2015-03-09 09:16 UTC, Yixun Lan
Details | Diff
metada.xml (metadata.xml,512 bytes, text/xml)
2015-03-09 09:26 UTC, Yixun Lan
metadata.xml (metadata.xml,1.25 KB, application/xml)
2015-03-09 14:08 UTC, P Purkayastha

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Description sitquietly 2015-01-22 20:13:11 UTC
rox-base/rox is scheduled for removal from the portage tree.  It is old, messy, and depends on zeroinstall-injector.  Maybe all of rox-base will be removed.  The filer itself is easy to keep in the tree and very useful.  See the url for examples of users wanting to use rox-filer.  The attached ebuild installs rox-filer very cleanly without using zeroinstall and runs well from my local overlay.  It assumes a package name of rox-filer, NOT the old name of simply rox, and could be added (back) into the tree at rox-base or app-misc (along with other file managers).  

Reproducible: Always
Comment 1 sitquietly 2015-01-22 20:14:46 UTC
Created attachment 394654 [details]
Comment 2 sitquietly 2015-01-22 23:59:34 UTC
I noticed an error in that ebuild -- it lists perl as a dependency where the dependency should be python27.
Comment 3 sitquietly 2015-01-23 17:02:04 UTC
(In reply to sitquietly from comment #2)
> I noticed an error in that ebuild -- it lists perl as a dependency where the
> dependency should be python27.

On checking properly I realized that rox-filer does not create python classes and does not require python.  Perl is needed at build time for the src/makedist script. So the stated dependencies seem ok.
Comment 4 sitquietly 2015-01-23 21:51:41 UTC
Created attachment 394732 [details]
rox-filer-2.11.ebuild (improved)

I corrected the original ebuild to use ebuild functions to install files and added the previously overlooked Templates.ui file.
Comment 5 sitquietly 2015-01-24 16:40:56 UTC
Created attachment 394778 [details]
rox-filer-2.11.ebuild (final version)

The previous ebuild was amended using MY_P to allow the ebuild to be named either "rox-2.11" or "rox-filer-2.11", and dependencies were cleaned up to remove extraneous depends.  If the rox-base category is to be removed then the rox filer ebuild should be placed at either app-misc (like emelfm2) or at x11-misc (like pcmanfm and qtfm).  If it is placed outside of the old rox-base category then I think it would be clearest to name the package "rox-filer" instead of just "rox".  Thanks to help from ppurka on the Gentoo forums.
Comment 6 P Purkayastha 2015-01-24 22:23:19 UTC
Sorry, sitquietly. I think I removed perl from the dependencies while making changes. I already had perl installed, so the emerge went ok.
Comment 7 P Purkayastha 2015-01-24 22:28:43 UTC
Created attachment 394820 [details]
rox-filer-2.11 ebuild (final version)

Added back perl to the dependencies.
Comment 8 Manuel Rüger (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2015-01-26 15:51:28 UTC
Comment on attachment 394820 [details]
rox-filer-2.11 ebuild (final version)

Some comments to the last version of your ebuild:
- if it's rox-filer, we don't need to rename it to rox, but keep it in app-misc/rox-filer. So you can drop MY_P

- Please remove stable keywords and keyword as testing (e.g. ~amd64) on arches you have tested the ebuild.

- Replace "prepare failed" with "sed failed". You might want to use sed -i -e

- Use econf instead of ../src/configure, if you use econf you can drop || die here.
- Use emake instead of make, if you use emake you can drop || die here.

- Please create a separate desktop.file, and install it from FILESDIR.
Comment 9 zlice 2015-01-26 23:02:06 UTC
can you add ~arm to keywords please?

i've ran rox on a few arm devices
Comment 10 zlice 2015-01-26 23:05:37 UTC
(In reply to zlice from comment #9)
> can you add ~arm to keywords please?
> i've ran rox on a few arm devices

checked local ebuild without reading this one - nevermind
Comment 11 P Purkayastha 2015-02-07 15:49:08 UTC
Created attachment 395794 [details]
Latest ebuild with fixes

Hi Manuel,

  I have made the changes you requested except for the change to use econf.

 The configure script refuses to run from the ../src directory, and it also doesn't work if I symlink it to the build directory. Using econf will require us to start patching the configure script, which could be more error prone.

  I have keyworded only ~amd64 and ~arm in the ebuild. ~x86 should also work, but I don't have any x86 box at present.
Comment 12 P Purkayastha 2015-02-07 15:52:27 UTC
Created attachment 395796 [details]

This is the desktop file.
Comment 13 Manuel Rüger (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2015-02-07 16:09:58 UTC
(In reply to P Purkayastha from comment #11)
I guess you're willing to maintain this ebuild via proxy maintainers?

As I'm currently lacking time to have a closer look at the ebuild, I added proxy-maintainers herd, so someone else can work with you to include this package into the tree before rox gets removed.
Comment 14 P Purkayastha 2015-02-07 21:21:38 UTC
Yes,  I can maintain the package. Thanks for your help.
Comment 15 Yixun Lan archtester gentoo-dev 2015-03-09 09:15:47 UTC
Created attachment 398470 [details]

what I've changed.
1) keyword x86
2) convert to econf with in source build patch
3) convert to dosym (better than ln)

1) QA issue
 * QA Notice: Pre-stripped files found:
 * /usr/bin/rox

2) I can think of still improving it, better distill a patch, and report to upstream (may add "-lm -ldl" according to glibc version)
 src_configure() {
    econf LIBS="-lm -ldl"

I've only do a compile test, check files installed here.
so can you guys still do a run time test (I'm running out of time today).
Comment 16 Yixun Lan archtester gentoo-dev 2015-03-09 09:16:45 UTC
Created attachment 398472 [details, diff]

in source build patch
Comment 17 Yixun Lan archtester gentoo-dev 2015-03-09 09:26:03 UTC
Created attachment 398474 [details]

here is a sample of metadata.xml, I'd still prefer you guys give out real name I'd trust real man rather than virtual ID ;-), although this is not compelling thing.

you can also give your irc nick if you have, example (may give nice notification)
        <name>Yixun 'dlan' Lan</name>

for metadata.xml's limitation, I can only list one as primary maintainer (bug assign to), others will be CCed.

also you can still improving this file, add "long description", "upstream info"

thanks all
Comment 18 P Purkayastha 2015-03-09 14:08:58 UTC
Created attachment 398524 [details]

Modified metadata.xml with updated information.
Comment 19 P Purkayastha 2015-03-09 14:09:41 UTC
I have checked the application. Works fine after installation.
Comment 20 Yixun Lan archtester gentoo-dev 2015-03-10 01:46:30 UTC
+*rox-filer-2.11 (10 Mar 2015)                                                                            
+  10 Mar 2015; Yixun Lan <> +rox-filer-2.11.ebuild,
+  +files/rox-filer-2.11-in-source-build.patch, +files/rox.desktop,
+  +metadata.xml:
+  initial import, bug 537388, thanks Punarbasu 'ppurka' Purkayastha, sitquietly

I've put  Punarbasu as primary maintainer based on his quick response and bugzie's activity.

thanks all.