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Compiz-Reloaded SUPPORT
« on: April 11, 2016, 09:46:13 AM »
Hi,
Thanks for introducing these packages, I never knew this project existed. I've removed manjaro-compiz and installed the packages listed here (including Emerald). Everything works beautifully, I've set up a whole new graphical experience; however, today there is a problem: the system wants to update the Flash plugin and when I select if for update, it wants to remove all the compiz-reloaded packages and replace them with manjaro-compiz. No idea why. I wonder if it's just for this update (I could stop  updating Flash) or if other updates will also want to remove these packages.

Post Merge: April 11, 2016, 10:41:50 AM
I've removed the adobe flash plugin, as Opera (which I mainly use) uses pepper flash. I hope no other package updates will want to get rid of compiz reloaded.
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Re: Compiz-Reloaded SUPPORT
« Reply #1 on: April 11, 2016, 11:49:35 AM »
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Hi,
Thanks for introducing these packages, I never knew this project existed. I've removed manjaro-compiz and installed the packages listed here (including Emerald). Everything works beautifully, I've set up a whole new graphical experience; however, today there is a problem: the system wants to update the Flash plugin and when I select if for update, it wants to remove all the compiz-reloaded packages and replace them with manjaro-compiz. No idea why. I wonder if it's just for this update (I could stop  updating Flash) or if other updates will also want to remove these packages.

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I've removed the adobe flash plugin, as Opera (which I mainly use) uses pepper flash. I hope no other package updates will want to get rid of compiz reloaded.
bit off topic:
i allways remove any flash/java plugins from any linux where those comes preinstalled, simple because i don't those.
btw pawel, did you try orinal opera browser teams new VIVALDI browser?
that web broser should not follow or leak any info what are you doing.

and bit on topic:
any good install steps for kde5plasma?

can compiz control xscreensaver collection without any extra control panel files?
because kde5 don't have anymore screensaver control options.

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Re: Compiz-Reloaded SUPPORT
« Reply #2 on: April 11, 2016, 12:01:58 PM »
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today there is a problem: the system wants to update the Flash plugin and when I select if for update, it wants to remove all the compiz-reloaded packages and replace them with manjaro-compiz. No idea why. I wonder if it's just for this update (I could stop  updating Flash) or if other updates will also want to remove these packages.

edit as ROOT /etc/pacman.conf

IgnorePkg = compiz-core-git, compiz-bcop-git, libcompizconfig-git, compizconfig-python-git, ccsm-git, compiz-fusion-plugins-main-git, compiz-fusion-plugins-extra-git, compiz-fusion-plugins-experimental-git, emerald-git, fusion-icon

assuming you installed the packages as described above...
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Re: Compiz-Reloaded SUPPORT
« Reply #3 on: April 11, 2016, 03:05:47 PM »

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edit as ROOT /etc/pacman.conf

IgnorePkg = compiz-core-git, compiz-bcop-git, libcompizconfig-git, compizconfig-python-git, ccsm-git, compiz-fusion-plugins-main-git, compiz-fusion-plugins-extra-git, compiz-fusion-plugins-experimental-git, emerald-git, fusion-icon

assuming you installed the packages as described above...

The newest Manjaro update wants to replace these packages with compiz-manjaro. I've added this code into pacman.conf, but it still wants to remove them.



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Compiz reloaded
« Reply #4 on: April 15, 2016, 02:44:46 PM »
I tried to install Compiz, but it stops at "compizconfig-python-git".
Something like: fault in build.
Is there any chance to install Compiz completely?

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Re: Compiz reloaded
« Reply #5 on: April 15, 2016, 03:44:08 PM »
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I tried to install Compiz, but it stops at "compizconfig-python-git".
Something like: fault in build.
Is there any chance to install Compiz completely?
I moved your post to the correct area... also, please read the You are not allowed to view links. Register or Login so we can better serve you... without knowing what OS you are using or what steps you took to arrive at the problem, we cannot help you. Please provide more details. Alternatively, you can  visit #compiz-reloaded on freenode IRC for one on one help if needed.
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WTF? It is certainly being a PITA isn't it? try adding compiz-manjaro and emerald0.9 to the IgnorePkg line and see if that solves it... I am not having the issue myself since I uninstalled emerald-git so I am guessing that is where the problem is...

I just thought of something... make sure there is no # in front of IgnorePkg in your /etc/pacman.conf. You can also try uncommenting "IgnoreGroup =" and place compiz-manjaro after it... save the file then run
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sudo pacman -Syyuit should not ask you to upgrade but if it does choose NO... always update with the aforementioned command rather than using the GUI... The GUI likes replacing everything it thinks is out of date... HA HA
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Re: Re: Compiz reloaded
« Reply #6 on: April 16, 2016, 03:06:32 AM »
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WTF? It is certainly being a PITA isn't it? try adding compiz-manjaro and emerald0.9 to the IgnorePkg line and see if that solves it... I am not having the issue myself since I uninstalled emerald-git so I am guessing that is where the problem is...

I just thought of something... make sure there is no # in front of IgnorePkg in your /etc/pacman.conf. You can also try uncommenting "IgnoreGroup =" and place compiz-manjaro after it... save the file then run
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it should not ask you to upgrade but if it does choose NO... always update with the aforementioned command rather than using the GUI... The GUI likes replacing everything it thinks is out of date... HA HA

OK, "IgnorePkg = emerald0.9" has worked. It really WAS emerald-git that it wanted to update (and all its dependancies with it). MANY THANKS!
« Last Edit: September 11, 2016, 04:41:15 PM by Kalthrix »

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Re: Compiz-Reloaded SUPPORT
« Reply #7 on: April 16, 2016, 03:32:07 AM »
Ok, excuse me please,
it is a freshly installed and fully updated Version of Manjaro Linux. Except for some software packages which have been installed directly after zhe installtion of the OS nothing important has been touched till now. Which is up to my mind the best precondition of successfully install Compiz.
So I started to execute the installation guide with number one: compiz-core-git till compizconfig-python-git. Almost at the end of the install procedure of the latter package I am informed that there is a problem with "build".
At that point I stopped the complete installation and did not try to install any other package.

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Re: Compiz-Reloaded SUPPORT
« Reply #8 on: April 16, 2016, 04:10:32 AM »
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... clipped::: So I started to execute the installation guide with number one: compiz-core-git till compizconfig-python-git. Almost at the end of the install procedure of the latter package I am informed that there is a problem with "build".
At that point I stopped the complete installation and did not try to install any other package.

I can confiirm there is a build error in the latest AUR package... I attempted to build and it would not compile... I will let ShadowKyogre know about this issue... in the meantime see if you can build compizconfig-python (without git) that package should also be maintained by shadow and you might have better luck with that one...

CONFIRMED: compizconfig-python does build... you do not have to grab the git package.... then you can proceed with the rest of the items in the list....
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Re: Compiz-Reloaded SUPPORT
« Reply #9 on: April 16, 2016, 08:02:43 AM »
feature request for devoleper:
quick settings options for desktop types with(out) borders, like mate, cinnamo, xfce, lxqt, kde and etc.
like own topic setting menu where is least something like two drop down menus  or swithes for ,,,,
dekstop type by dropdown menu to select menu
borders switch option for on/off

because wanna good expierence for first timers most minimal compatible settings by desktop type with compiz and other setting they can try herself/himself wichones feels best.

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Re: Compiz-Reloaded SUPPORT
« Reply #10 on: April 16, 2016, 09:07:34 AM »
Hi Spatry,,
to be under the direct care of a benvolent dictator makes even me a little bit more important!
Ok, I tried without git. This time all the packages had been installed, but there is no Cube and no cylinder. By the way, it is not possible to have a mixed installation. I tried to do so but than I had to agree that the coflicting packages had to be removed before installing.
so at the moment there is no solution for the issue with build

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Re: Compiz-Reloaded SUPPORT
« Reply #11 on: April 16, 2016, 09:17:11 AM »
So you will need to build all of the packages without GIt just double check against the AUR page online to ensure you are downloading shadowkyogre's packages... in the meantime I will alert her to the problem... Below is the paste from the failed build...

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==> Making package: compizconfig-python-git 0.8.12.r3.g80d28f3-1 (Sat Apr 16 04:05:36 EDT 2016)
==> Checking runtime dependencies...
==> Checking buildtime dependencies...
==> Retrieving sources...
  -> Cloning compizconfig-python git repo...
Cloning into bare repository '/home/spatry/Downloads/New/compizconfig-python-git/compizconfig-python'...
remote: Counting objects: 879, done.
remote: Compressing objects: 100% (5/5), done.
remote: Total 879 (delta 160), reused 156 (delta 156), pack-reused 718
Receiving objects: 100% (879/879), 263.15 KiB | 0 bytes/s, done.
Resolving deltas: 100% (520/520), done.
Checking connectivity... done.
==> Validating source files with sha1sums...
    compizconfig-python ... Skipped
==> Extracting sources...
  -> Creating working copy of compizconfig-python git repo...
Cloning into 'compizconfig-python'...
done.
==> Starting pkgver()...
==> Updated version: compizconfig-python-git 0.8.12.r4.g1e12210-1
==> Starting build()...
autoreconf: Entering directory `.'
autoreconf: configure.ac: not using Gettext
autoreconf: running: aclocal --force -I m4 ${ACLOCAL_FLAGS}
aclocal: warning: couldn't open directory 'm4': No such file or directory
autoreconf: configure.ac: tracing
autoreconf: running: libtoolize --copy --force
libtoolize: putting auxiliary files in '.'.
libtoolize: copying file './ltmain.sh'
libtoolize: putting macros in AC_CONFIG_MACRO_DIRS, 'm4'.
libtoolize: copying file 'm4/libtool.m4'
libtoolize: copying file 'm4/ltoptions.m4'
libtoolize: copying file 'm4/ltsugar.m4'
libtoolize: copying file 'm4/ltversion.m4'
libtoolize: copying file 'm4/lt~obsolete.m4'
autoreconf: running: /usr/bin/autoconf --force
autoreconf: running: /usr/bin/autoheader --force
autoreconf: running: automake --add-missing --copy --force-missing
Unescaped left brace in regex is deprecated, passed through in regex; marked by <-- HERE in m/\${ <-- HERE ([^ \t=:+{}]+)}/ at /usr/bin/automake line 3936.
configure.ac:9: installing './compile'
configure.ac:12: installing './config.guess'
configure.ac:12: installing './config.sub'
configure.ac:4: installing './install-sh'
configure.ac:4: installing './missing'
src/Makefile.am: installing './depcomp'
autoreconf: Leaving directory `.'
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 whether make supports nested variables... yes
checking whether to enable maintainer-specific portions of Makefiles... no
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 whether gcc understands -c and -o together... yes
checking dependency style of gcc... gcc3
checking for library containing strerror... none required
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 whether gcc understands -c and -o together... (cached) yes
checking dependency style of gcc... (cached) gcc3
checking how to run the C preprocessor... gcc -E
checking build system type... x86_64-unknown-linux-gnu
checking host system type... x86_64-unknown-linux-gnu
checking how to print strings... printf
checking for a sed that does not truncate output... /usr/bin/sed
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checking for ld used by gcc... /usr/bin/ld
checking if the linker (/usr/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 how to convert x86_64-unknown-linux-gnu file names to x86_64-unknown-linux-gnu format... func_convert_file_noop
checking how to convert x86_64-unknown-linux-gnu file names to toolchain format... func_convert_file_noop
checking for /usr/bin/ld option to reload object files... -r
checking for objdump... objdump
checking how to recognize dependent libraries... pass_all
checking for dlltool... no
checking how to associate runtime and link libraries... printf %s\n
checking for ar... ar
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checking command to parse /usr/bin/nm -B output from gcc object... ok
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checking how to truncate binary pipes... /usr/bin/dd bs=4096 count=1
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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... yes
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/bin/ld -m elf_x86_64) 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 ANSI C header files... (cached) yes
checking for pkg-config... /usr/bin/pkg-config
checking pkg-config is at least version 0.9.0... yes
checking for CCS... yes
checking whether python2 version is >= 2.7... yes
checking for python2 version... 2.7
checking for python2 platform... linux2
checking for python2 script directory... ${prefix}/lib/python2.7/site-packages
checking for python2 extension module directory... ${exec_prefix}/lib/python2.7/site-packages
checking whether python2 version is < 3.0... yes
checking for cython... cython
checking that generated files are newer than configure... done
configure: creating ./config.status
config.status: creating compizconfig-python.pc
config.status: creating Makefile
config.status: creating src/Makefile
config.status: creating config.h
config.status: executing depfiles commands
config.status: executing libtool commands
make  all-recursive
make[1]: Entering directory '/home/spatry/Downloads/New/compizconfig-python-git/src/compizconfig-python'
Making all in src
make[2]: Entering directory '/home/spatry/Downloads/New/compizconfig-python-git/src/compizconfig-python/src'
'python2' '/usr/bin/cython' -Wextra -o compizconfig.c compizconfig.pyx
Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "/usr/bin/cython", line 5, in <module>
    from pkg_resources import load_entry_point
  File "/usr/lib/python2.7/site-packages/pkg_resources/__init__.py", line 2900, in <module>
    @_call_aside
  File "/usr/lib/python2.7/site-packages/pkg_resources/__init__.py", line 2886, in _call_aside
    f(*args, **kwargs)
  File "/usr/lib/python2.7/site-packages/pkg_resources/__init__.py", line 2913, in _initialize_master_working_set
    working_set = WorkingSet._build_master()
  File "/usr/lib/python2.7/site-packages/pkg_resources/__init__.py", line 635, in _build_master
    ws.require(__requires__)
  File "/usr/lib/python2.7/site-packages/pkg_resources/__init__.py", line 942, in require
    needed = self.resolve(parse_requirements(requirements))
  File "/usr/lib/python2.7/site-packages/pkg_resources/__init__.py", line 829, in resolve
    raise DistributionNotFound(req, requirers)
pkg_resources.DistributionNotFound: The 'Cython==0.24' distribution was not found and is required by the application
Makefile:677: recipe for target 'compizconfig.c' failed
make[2]: *** [compizconfig.c] Error 1
make[2]: Leaving directory '/home/spatry/Downloads/New/compizconfig-python-git/src/compizconfig-python/src'
Makefile:477: recipe for target 'all-recursive' failed
make[1]: *** [all-recursive] Error 1
make[1]: Leaving directory '/home/spatry/Downloads/New/compizconfig-python-git/src/compizconfig-python'
Makefile:386: recipe for target 'all' failed
make: *** [all] Error 2
==> ERROR: A failure occurred in build().
    Aborting...

UPDATE: XRevan86 reported that the compizconfig-python-git package has been fixed. I downloaded the AUR package snapshot and built it successfully with makepkg. You should be good to go now...

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Re: Compiz-Reloaded SUPPORT
« Reply #12 on: April 16, 2016, 09:01:22 PM »
I realize it would perhaps be better to send feature requests to the IRC channel, or perhaps somehow direct them right to the devs, but I'm not really much of an IRC user these days, and not sure how or where to post messages directly to the devs, so I'll mention my feature request here...

What I would like to see would be to be able to designate any area on the desktop as an activation zone, similar to the ability that now exists on screen edges and corners. Being able to mouse over a designated spot and get a tooltip or other graphic effect to show that area is an activation zone, being able to click that area with the mouse to run a program, open a file, or anything else that can be accomplished with a command or menu item. (might be nice to include the ability to designate the mouse press + keystroke that exists for many other functions in Compiz as well, although that isn't as important to me)

The reason I ask... back when I was a windows user, I often used a desktop shell replacement program called Talisman which had such a feature, and I was able to create some pretty cool Star Trek computer desktops and even a Borg Computer terminal desktop, that allowed me to simply click on various parts of the screen to run programs and open files. I'd like to do something similar on my Linux computer, with all the added eye candy of Compiz...

The only work-around I can think of currently would be to use a set of custom icons for the "activation areas" but that leads to issues of the icons getting moved (as far as I know, there's no real way to lock an icon in place, but maybe I'm wrong on that)

Anyway, that's something I'd love to see... hopefully I explained it well enough to make sense.
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Re: Compiz-Reloaded SUPPORT
« Reply #13 on: April 16, 2016, 10:17:54 PM »
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I realize it would perhaps be better to send feature requests to the IRC channel, or perhaps somehow direct them right to the devs, but I'm not really much of an IRC user these days, and not sure how or where to post messages directly to the devs, so I'll mention my feature request here...
This is not an official support board for Compiz-Reloaded and therefore not the best place to make your feature request. You CAN access IRC using a web client if you are not comfortable with installing one on your system... Part of using Linux involves using IRC for support. Give it a try, you might just like it and you may find a number of chatrooms you will enjoy... IRC is a great place to get one on one support and also nice for discussing tech with other like-minded users.
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Re: Compiz-Reloaded SUPPORT
« Reply #14 on: April 17, 2016, 04:15:26 AM »
So, at the moment there is no solution for the build error which prevents Compiz from being installed successfully?