Package Details: bb 1.3rc1-14

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Package Base: bb
Description: ASCII-art demo that uses AAlib
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Licenses: GPL
Submitter: lucaswerkmeister
Maintainer: lucaswerkmeister (forcegk)
Last Packager: lucaswerkmeister
Votes: 20
Popularity: 0.110355
First Submitted: 2015-08-12 12:16
Last Updated: 2021-01-09 11:48

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lucaswerkmeister commented on 2021-01-09 11:49

@pancho thanks, added the dependency now.

pancho commented on 2020-08-02 04:55

Thanks, @lukaswerkmeister! (and roger -p1)

BTW, this happens to me when I try to run it:

$ bb # or bb -font X8x16
X Error of failed request:  BadName (named color or font does not exist)
  Major opcode of failed request:  45 (X_OpenFont)
  Serial number of failed request:  9
  Current serial number in output stream:  10

I've traced the default font to src/ui/ui-drv/x11/ui_x11.c L519 to "fixed", which seems available in my system.

Any idea of what did I get wrong? TIA.

EDIT: Only after writing this query did I read the previous report and proposed fix.

So, I suggest adding xorg-fonts-misc to the depends array, which fixes the issue for me (X needs restarting, though).

Sorry for the noise.

lucaswerkmeister commented on 2020-07-31 21:24

@pancho Thanks, I updated the PKGBUILD accordingly. (The patches are applied with -p1, so they didn’t need updating, just the PKGBUILD itself.)

pancho commented on 2020-07-31 06:41

Hi! SourceForge no longer hosts this project, and thus it can no longer be built. I see from the comments that updating to xaos 4.x is not trivial, so let me suggest that, for the time being, we keep being based on xaos 3.5, which can be obtained from github:

CAVEAT PACKAGER :-) the base directory of the tar file is no longer xaos-3.5 but instead XaoS-release-3.5, so either the patches need updating, or a hackish mv is required...


lucaswerkmeister commented on 2020-07-25 16:40

@undevdecatos: the PKGBUILD copies xaos’ src/util/timers.c, but in xaos 4.0, that file became timers.cpp, so I’m not sure how to make that work (nothing in the bb Makefile seems prepared for C++ sources). If you figure it out, feel free to send a patch…

undevdecatos commented on 2020-05-28 14:35

please update xaos:

forcegk commented on 2019-12-10 12:40

@parkerlreed For fixing that you can either install aview and/or xfonts (still need to verify). You could also try to run it on try before installing anything and let us know here. Anyway the program locks. I think they have it fixed on gentoo ebuild, but I am really busy this weeks and I have no time to update the package. It will soon be updated though.

parkerlreed commented on 2019-12-10 03:54

[parker@e55 ~]$ bb
X Error of failed request:  BadName (named color or font does not exist)
  Major opcode of failed request:  45 (X_OpenFont)
  Serial number of failed request:  7
  Current serial number in output stream:  8

lucaswerkmeister commented on 2019-11-20 11:38

I added you as co-maintainer, I assume that means you can push to the git repo? (I can’t find any documentation on it.)

forcegk commented on 2019-11-20 10:58

Hello, I know how to have it working. Could you give me Maintainer?