Package Details: sensible-utils 0.0.14-1

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Package Base: sensible-utils
Description: Utilities for sensible alternative selection
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Licenses: GPL
Submitter: pcarrier
Maintainer: bidulock
Last Packager: bidulock
Votes: 26
Popularity: 0.000000
First Submitted: 2012-04-05 14:14
Last Updated: 2021-02-24 23:54

Latest Comments

CodingKoopa commented on 2020-10-22 20:45

This package seems to require the po4a package in order to build. I'm getting this error when building:

checking for po4a... no
configure: error: Need po4a program
==> ERROR: A failure occurred in build().

Installing po4a fixed the issue for me.

J5lx commented on 2020-05-12 12:19

I’m unable to build this package:

po4a --previous --srcdir . --destdir . --no-backups --porefs noline,wrap --msgmerge-opt=--add-location=file --package-name sensible-utils  ./po4a/po4a.cfg
po4a::po: Invalid value for option 'porefs' ('noline,wrap' is not one of 'full', 'counter', 'noline', 'file' or 'never')
make[1]: *** [Makefile:533: man.stamp] Error 255
make[1]: Leaving directory '/build/sensible-utils/src/sensible-utils.git/man'
make: *** [Makefile:613: all-recursive] Error 1

damentz commented on 2018-12-12 20:20

Tests being executed during build require core/ed to be installed.

I concur, had to install ed to pass this test:

FAIL: test/ed-as-sensible-editor

Not sure why that's a test, I don't know anyone who uses ed.

Maneth commented on 2018-12-12 10:59

Tests being executed during build require core/ed to be installed.

JonnyJD commented on 2013-03-08 21:21

Just a note for others, since I just fetched the tar.gz just do find out:

These scripts basically check environment varialbes like $EDITOR and $PAGER and also have a couple of defaults if these are not set.

jackuess commented on 2012-09-19 20:58


# Maintainer: Pierre Carrier <>
pkgdesc="Utilities for sensible alternative selection"

build() {
cd "$srcdir/$pkgname-$pkgver"
./configure --prefix=/usr

check() {
cd "$srcdir/$pkgname-$pkgver"
make -k check

package() {
cd "$srcdir/$pkgname-$pkgver"
make DESTDIR="$pkgdir/" install

onny commented on 2012-09-04 12:04

fails to build, 404 file not found