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Author Topic: request for autocutsel  (Read 1572 times)

lm8

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request for autocutsel
« on: January 22, 2009, 05:02:03 am »

Have another request for a program I thought it would be nice to have a package for in Vector Linux.  It's called autocutsel.  It's the easiest way I've been able to find to cut and paste to and from a terminal emulator and my favorite editor or other programs.  One way to run the program automatically is for the user to add a line to the .xinitrc before the windows manager starts:
autocutsel &

Source is available here:
http://www.nongnu.org/autocutsel/

Thanks.
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kidd

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Re: request for autocutsel
« Reply #1 on: January 22, 2009, 05:29:37 am »

It seems a nice piece of software :)

To access the clipboard from terminal I use xclip (to be uploaded in vl6 repos in no time)

Xwrists seems a cool package for those long hacking days using emacs :)

To make a package, you can use sbbuilder, that will build the correct structure and a basic template slackbuild file.
More on http://forum.vectorlinux.com/index.php?topic=7886.0

if noone extends on that, when I get home I'll do :)

lm8

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Re: request for autocutsel
« Reply #2 on: January 22, 2009, 07:10:36 am »

I downloaded your sbbuilder program.  Will see if I can get it to work on my machine.  Have also been trying to check the Vector Linux forum and web site for more info on package building.  I know lots of small applications that might be useful to someone running VL Light or on another version but wanting fast running tools.  Will see if I can get any packaged on my end and hope I'll be able to share them with other users who might also like them.
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kidd

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Re: request for autocutsel
« Reply #3 on: January 22, 2009, 08:10:26 am »

I'd love to know more about those apps.

to build 'classical' apps (those that use ./configure && make) you can try

sbbuilder --package=foo --version=42.0

then move tar.gz to foo/42.0/src

add description in foo/42.0/src/foo.SlackBuild

now as root run the slackbuild:

su
sh foo.Slackbuild

if everything went ok, you should have a package ready to install in foo/42.0/foo-42.0-vl60-1.tlz

you can install it with

installpkg foo-42.0-vl60-1.tlz


if (everything went like that and you'd like to upload it to the repos) {
PM me and we'll find a way to get it into the repositories. 
}
else{
mess with the slackbuild file to see why it's failing. #hint: missing deps?
}

Btw, I started a thread some time ago you might find useful.  Feel free to add your findings

http://forum.vectorlinux.com/index.php?topic=3023.0

caitlyn

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Re: request for autocutsel
« Reply #4 on: January 31, 2009, 07:30:48 pm »

I've downloaded the source code and I'll see what it takes to build a package for VL 6.0. 
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kidd

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Re: request for autocutsel
« Reply #5 on: February 01, 2009, 03:22:37 am »

Oops, we're already working on it and we're close to have all lm8 requests done (we == lm8 && self )

Thanks anyway caitlyn.  If we've issues building we'll post here.