Will the Dockmanager run in OpenSuse 12.3?

Asked by Bri Hays on 2013-08-02

I tried to Install
First i downloaded DockManager and ran ./configure with the following results

bri@linux-rbtt:~/Downloads/dockmanager-0.1.0> ./configure
configure: loading site script /usr/share/site/i686-pc-linux-gnu
checking for a BSD-compatible install... /usr/bin/install -c
checking whether build environment is sane... yes
checking for a thread-safe mkdir -p... /usr/bin/mkdir -p
checking for gawk... gawk
checking whether make sets $(MAKE)... yes
checking how to create a pax tar archive... gnutar
checking whether NLS is requested... yes
checking for style of include used by make... GNU
checking for gcc... gcc
checking whether the C compiler works... yes
checking for C compiler default output file name... a.out
checking for suffix of executables...
checking whether we are cross compiling... no
checking for suffix of object files... o
checking whether we are using the GNU C compiler... yes
checking whether gcc accepts -g... yes
checking for gcc option to accept ISO C89... none needed
checking dependency style of gcc... gcc3
checking for intltool >= 0.35.0... 0.50.2 found
checking for intltool-update... /usr/bin/intltool-update
checking for intltool-merge... /usr/bin/intltool-merge
checking for intltool-extract... /usr/bin/intltool-extract
checking for xgettext... /usr/bin/xgettext
checking for msgmerge... /usr/bin/msgmerge
checking for msgfmt... /usr/bin/msgfmt
checking for gmsgfmt... /usr/bin/msgfmt
checking for perl... /usr/bin/perl
checking for perl >= 5.8.1... 5.16.2
checking for XML:arser... ok
checking for pkg-config... /usr/bin/pkg-config
checking for gcc... (cached) gcc
checking whether we are using the GNU C compiler... (cached) yes
checking whether gcc accepts -g... (cached) yes
checking for gcc option to accept ISO C89... (cached) none needed
checking dependency style of gcc... (cached) gcc3
checking how to run the C preprocessor... gcc -E
checking for grep that handles long lines and -e... /usr/bin/grep
checking for egrep... /usr/bin/grep -E
checking for ANSI C header files... yes
checking build system type... i686-pc-linux-gnu
checking host system type... i686-pc-linux-gnu
checking for a sed that does not truncate output... /usr/bin/sed
checking for fgrep... /usr/bin/grep -F
checking for ld used by gcc... /usr/i586-suse-linux/bin/ld
checking if the linker (/usr/i586-suse-linux/bin/ld) is GNU ld... yes
checking for BSD- or MS-compatible name lister (nm)... /usr/bin/nm -B
checking the name lister (/usr/bin/nm -B) interface... BSD nm
checking whether ln -s works... yes
checking the maximum length of command line arguments... 1572864
checking whether the shell understands some XSI constructs... yes
checking whether the shell understands "+="... yes
checking for /usr/i586-suse-linux/bin/ld option to reload object files... -r
checking for objdump... objdump
checking how to recognize dependent libraries... pass_all
checking for ar... ar
checking for strip... strip
checking for ranlib... ranlib
checking command to parse /usr/bin/nm -B output from gcc object... ok
checking for sys/types.h... yes
checking for sys/stat.h... yes
checking for stdlib.h... yes
checking for string.h... yes
checking for memory.h... yes
checking for strings.h... yes
checking for inttypes.h... yes
checking for stdint.h... yes
checking for unistd.h... yes
checking for dlfcn.h... yes
checking for objdir... .libs
checking if gcc supports -fno-rtti -fno-exceptions... no
checking for gcc option to produce PIC... -fPIC -DPIC
checking if gcc PIC flag -fPIC -DPIC works... yes
checking if gcc static flag -static works... no
checking if gcc supports -c -o file.o... yes
checking if gcc supports -c -o file.o... (cached) yes
checking whether the gcc linker (/usr/i586-suse-linux/bin/ld) supports shared libraries... yes
checking whether -lc should be explicitly linked in... no
checking dynamic linker characteristics... GNU/Linux ld.so
checking how to hardcode library paths into programs... immediate
checking whether stripping libraries is possible... yes
checking if libtool supports shared libraries... yes
checking whether to build shared libraries... yes
checking whether to build static libraries... yes
checking for valac... /usr/bin/valac
checking /usr/bin/valac is at least version 0.9.1... yes
checking pkg-config is at least version 0.9.0... yes
checking for DOCKMANAGER_DAEMON... no
configure: error: Package requirements (glib-2.0 >= 2.18.0 gobject-2.0 gio-2.0 desktop-agnostic >= 0.3.9 dbus-glib-1) were not met:

No package 'desktop-agnostic' found
No package 'dbus-glib-1' found

Consider adjusting the PKG_CONFIG_PATH environment variable if you
installed software in a non-standard prefix.

Alternatively, you may set the environment variables DOCKMANAGER_DAEMON_CFLAGS
and DOCKMANAGER_DAEMON_LIBS to avoid the need to call pkg-config.
See the pkg-config man page for more details.

I installed the missing packages
''dbus-glib-1' with success

and then trying

desktop agnostic was only available as a tarball
installing desktop agnostic I got the following ouput in the terminal

bri@linux-rbtt:~/Downloads/libdesktop-agnostic-0.3.92> !!
./waf configure --config-backends=cfg, --vfs-backends=vfs, --desktop-entry-backends=de,
Configuring libdesktop-agnostic 0.3.92
Checking for program gcc : ok /usr/bin/gcc
Checking for program cpp : ok /usr/bin/cpp
Checking for program ar : ok /usr/bin/ar
Checking for program ranlib : ok /usr/bin/ranlib
Checking for gcc : ok
Checking for program msgfmt : ok /usr/bin/msgfmt
Checking for program intltool-merge : ok /usr/bin/intltool-merge
Checking for header locale.h : ok
Checking for program python : ok /usr/bin/python
Checking for program valac : ok /usr/bin/valac
Checking for gthread-2.0 : ok
Checking for program version valac >= 0.1.6 : ok 0.18.1
Checking for gmodule-2.0 >= 2.6.0 : ok
Checking for glib-2.0 >= 2.10.0 : ok
Checking for gobject-2.0 >= 2.12.0 : ok
Checking for library m : ok
Checking for gdk-2.0 >= 2.12.0 : ok
Checking for gtk+-2.0 >= 2.12.0 : ok
Checking for gobject-introspection-1.0 >= 0.6.3 : ok
Checking for Python version : 2.7.3
Checking for library python2.7 : ok
Checking for program python2.7-config : ok /usr/bin/python2.7-config
Checking for header Python.h : ok
Checking for pygobject-2.0 >= 2.12.0 : ok
Checking for program pygobject-codegen-2.0 : ok /usr/bin/pygobject-codegen-2.0
Checking for pygobject-2.0 >= 2.15.2 : ok
'configure' finished successfully (1.501s)
bri@linux-rbtt:~/Downloads/libdesktop-agnostic-0.3.92> ./waf
Waf: Entering directory `/home/bri/Downloads/libdesktop-agnostic-0.3.92/build'
Waf: Leaving directory `/home/bri/Downloads/libdesktop-agnostic-0.3.92/build'
source not found: 'config-impl-cfg.vala' in 'dir:///home/bri/Downloads/libdesktop-agnostic-0.3.92/libdesktop-agnostic'

Can anyone offer a suggestion on the best course of action at this point?

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Robert Dyer (psybers) said : #1

1. The problem you pasted (at the end) is a problem compiling libdesktop-agnostic, please request support from that library's maintainers.

2. DockManager is deprecated and no longer supported.

Bri Hays (srqbri) said : #2

That results in about 1/3 of the functionality of the Dockit software program deprecated

Robert Dyer (psybers) said : #3

I don't know what Dockit is, but you can contact their maintainers and they can always use a newer library.

DockManager was deprecated in favor of Unity's libunity interface. Most docks already support that interface (at least, my docks do: Docky, Plank).

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