bugratpoison - Bugs: bug #13055, ratpoison crashs on :restart...


bug #13055: ratpoison crashs on :restart command if it localy installed in $(HOME) dir

Submitted by:  Alexander Sashnov <sashnov>
Submitted on:  Wed May 11 06:59:27 2005  
Category: NoneSeverity: 3 - Normal
Item Group: NoneStatus: Invalid
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Open/Closed: Closed

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Fri Feb 8 21:50:03 2013, comment #2:

Indeed, :restart works fine here, wherever ratpoison is installed.
Marking as invalid.

Jérémie Courrèges-Anglas <jca>
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Thu Mar 30 09:59:42 2006, comment #1:

I doubt this is a ratpoison crash. Display managers close your session when your window manager quits. Since restart causes ratpoison to shut down and start a new process, this would cause xdm to go back to the login screen, b/c the original window manager PID is gone. The same happens with gdm.

Wed May 11 06:59:27 2005, original submission:

ratpoison crashs on :restart command if it localy installed in $(HOME) dir

How to reproduce:
1. remove system ratpoison package:
% whereis ratpoison
2. cd to ratpoison source, compile and install by commands:

% ./configure --prefix=${HOME}
% make ; make install

It will install ratpoison in ~/bin, ~/usr and so on.

3. add ~/bin to $PATH environment variable
4. in .xsession just run ratpoison as window manager:

% cat .xsession
export PATH=~/bin:"${PATH}"

5. execute ratpoison's restart cmd: C-t : restart

ratpoison will crashs, xdm login screen will appears.

Alexander Sashnov <sashnov>


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