[Pkg-gpe-maintainers] Is libgpeschedule intended to work on 'normal' systems?
linux at codehelp.co.uk
Sat Dec 22 10:29:13 UTC 2007
Luis Rodrigo Gallardo Cruz wrote:
> I've recently installed gpe-clock, because I want to have a taskbar
> alarm clock that does not need gnome's or kde's specific taskbars.
> Now, when setting trying to set an alarm, it complains that
> /var/spool/at/1198277160.1-1000: No existe el fichero o el directorio
> ERROR-GPE: Imposible fijar alarma
> (ie: no such file, can't set an alarm)
> I've chased this to libgpeschedule's trying to directly mess with at's
> spool files. Why doesn't it simply use the at command to do the
There is no 'at' command in current GPE. 'at' has also not yet been
cross built for Emdebian.
> Or, if it's not even using atd to fire off the alarms, why
> use a directory that suggests it does? In any case, that's not even
> the directory standard at uses.
In which case, it is ok to use it. :-) However, I see the point and I
may modify it to create and look for /var/spool/gpeschedule/ as a fix
for this bug.
> I'm not filing a bug for this, because I'm aware my expectations of
> what's right may be wildly off, since I have no knowdlege at all of GPE.
It is a bug because libgpeschedule should create the necessary directory
either upon installation or upon execution. File a minor bug against
libgpeschedule with details of this and whether it works if you create
/var/spool/at/ as root, chmod 777. (In GPE, /var/ is usually in RAM
rather than on the flash.)
Alarms do work within a GPE environment, it sounds like I need to make a
few tweaks in the Debian GPE packages.
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