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    Hello

    I've got into dependecy hell with conkyconf which needs conkyweather and x11org-font-utils which I can't find. I've tried to install through opensuse oneclik but no luck. has anyone any idea as to what is needed and where I can get the dependecies for conkyconf. This is the only thing that pees me off about linux (dependencies), wish it could be fixed. Still better than windows where there's no chance at all if it don't install.

    thanks for any help

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    Default Re: conkyconf

    from what source are you trying to install from?
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    Quote Originally Posted by terpic View Post
    I've got into dependecy hell with conkyconf which needs conkyweather and x11org-font-utils which I can't find. I've tried to install through opensuse oneclik but no luck. has anyone any idea as to what is needed and where I can get the dependecies for conkyconf. This is the only thing that pees me off about linux (dependencies), wish it could be fixed. Still better than windows where there's no chance at all if it don't install.
    Well ... I'm afraid it's entirely my fault. However I updated conkyconf today, which is now expected to create a consistent .conkyrc for both conky 1.8.0. and conky 1.8.1 versions (depending from which repo you installed conky. See the bug described in this post: conky 1.8.1 vs conky 1.8.0 - regarding lua support..)

    So that you can decide if this program is for you before installing it, I will briefly explain what it does. conkyconf is a bash script (not a GUI tool!) which creates a conky system (/etc/conky/conky.conf) or user ( ~/.conkyrc) configuration file after gathering some information from your system. The package includes a lua script (lua is a programming language) which provides APIs that add features to conky (like the ability to color bars in gradient and to gather info about your system on the fly or at conky's start). The typical ~/.conkyrc created by conkyconf can be seen in the post I linked above.

    conkyconf depends on conky and conkyweather. conkyweather is another script I did package (but did not write) and is in the same repo as conkyconf. So it should be automatically installed together with conky. Only the Fedora version requires xorg-x11-font-utils. So I don't understand why you're having this dependency problem - didn't say that it is not my mistake though. Both conkyconf and conkyweather require conky, however, which is NOT in my repo. As soon as you have either the contrib repo or the server-monitoring repo installed, conky should also get installed with conkyconf. Of course, if conky is already installed, it's fine too.

    To install conkyconf, you can add my repo and install the package:

    Code:
    su -l
    zypper ar http://download.opensuse.org/repositories/home:/please_try_again/openSUSE_11.4/  PTA
    zypper refresh -r PTA
    zypper in conkyconf

    To create the basic ~/.conkysrc, just type:

    Code:
    conkyconf
    To see a short description about the options, type:

    Code:
    conkyconf -h
    To add weather info and forecast for Austin,TX, use:

    Code:
    conkyconf -wf -g Austin,TX
    To read this forum's RSS feed, add the option "r"

    Code:
    conkyconf -wfr -g Austin,TX
    Notice that horizontal text scrolling is buggy in 1.8.0. It got fixed in 1.8.1 by introducing another bug, which broke parsing of new lines. So I don't know which conky version in better. Version 1.8.0 makes a better usage of the lua script, therefore uses a smaller ~/.conkysrc and is more consistent. You should install version 1.8.1 if you intend to read an RSS feed.


    The default refresh interval is 1 second - which is nice to read an RSS feed but too high in most cases, as conky will permanently use 1 to 3% of processor resources. You can change the refresh rate any time, by running conkyconf with the option -i followed by a value with optionally one decimal place.

    Set the refresh rate to 5 seconds:
    Code:
    conkyconf -i 5
    Set the refres rate to 0.1 second (!!!):
    Code:
    conkyconf -i 0.1
    You might also want to deactivate conky wrapper autostart or replace the following line in /etc/xdg/autostart/conky.desktop:

    Code:
    Exec=conky.sh
    with

    Code:
    Exec=conky
    Starting conky with conky.sh only makes sense when switching between KDE and other desktops, because KDE handles transparency differently.
    The script compositor is also included in conkyconf. It can be used to switch compositing (and therefore transparency) on and off under any desktop environment. Compositing needs to be on (this is the default) to get conky transparency under KDE.

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    Quote Originally Posted by please try again
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    conkyconf depends on conky and conkyweather. conkyweather is another
    script I did package (but did not write) and is in the same repo as
    conkyconf.
    Hi
    Have you tried conkyforecast, rather than conkyweather?

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    Quote Originally Posted by malcolmlewis View Post
    Hi
    Have you tried conkyforecast, rather than conkyweather?

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    I don't remember. I tried several ones, including the conky internal one (${weather}). But I like the icons (actually a ttf font) in conkyweather. I also slightly modified the code and added a lua function to modify the icon color (meaning the font color) depending on the weather condition, as shown in the 3 examples below:

    • Code:
      conkyconf -wf -g London,UK
    • Code:
      conkyconf -wf -g Sydney,AU
    • Code:
      conkyconf -wf -g Victoria,BC

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    In order to post examples and find snow in the middle of summer, I've been trying many locations ... and ended up blacklisted from Google weather site. which reminds me that I should at least read the weather info once for the many computers here and keep weatherInfo.xml on a server in lan.

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    Actually conky 1.8.0 from contrib has METAR and XOAP weather support unlike version 1.8.1 from server:monitoring .

    Code:
    Conky 1.8.0 compiled Tue Mar  8 17:48:39 UTC 2011 for Linux 2.6.36 (x86_64)
    
    Compiled in features:
    
    System config file: /etc/conky/conky.conf
    Package library path: /usr/lib64/conky
    
     X11:
      * Xdamage extension
      * XDBE (double buffer extension)
      * Xft
      * ARGB visual
    
     Music detection:
      * MPD
      * MOC
    
     General:
      * math
      * hddtemp
      * portmon
      * Curl
      * RSS
      * Weather (METAR)
      * Weather (XOAP)
      * wireless
      * support for IBM/Lenovo notebooks
      * eve-online
      * config-output
      * Imlib2
      * ALSA mixer support
      * apcupsd
      * iostats
      * ncurses
      * Lua
    
      Lua bindings:
    Code:
    Conky 1.8.1 compiled Thu Mar 10 15:15:05 UTC 2011 for Linux 2.6.36 (x86_64)
    
    Compiled in features:
    
    System config file: /etc/conky/conky.conf
    Package library path: /usr/lib64/conky
    
     X11:
      * Xdamage extension
      * XDBE (double buffer extension)
      * Xft
      * ARGB visual
    
     Music detection:
      * MPD
      * MOC
    
     General:
      * math
      * hddtemp
      * portmon
      * Curl
      * RSS
      * wireless
      * eve-online
      * config-output
      * Imlib2
      * apcupsd
      * iostats
      * ncurses
      * Lua
    
      Lua bindings:
    nvidia support would be nice but is missing in both versions.

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    Quote Originally Posted by please try again
    Actually conky 1.8.0 from contrib has METAR and XOAP weather support
    unlike version 1.8.1 from server:monitoring .


    Code:
    --------------------
    Conky 1.8.0 compiled Tue Mar 8 17:48:39 UTC 2011 for Linux 2.6.36
    (x86_64)
    Compiled in features:

    System config file: /etc/conky/conky.conf
    Package library path: /usr/lib64/conky

    X11:
    * Xdamage extension
    * XDBE (double buffer extension)
    * Xft
    * ARGB visual

    Music detection:
    * MPD
    * MOC

    General:
    * math
    * hddtemp
    * portmon
    * Curl
    * RSS
    * Weather (METAR)
    * Weather (XOAP)
    * wireless
    * support for IBM/Lenovo notebooks
    * eve-online
    * config-output
    * Imlib2
    * ALSA mixer support
    * apcupsd
    * iostats
    * ncurses
    * Lua

    Lua bindings:
    --------------------



    Code:
    --------------------
    Conky 1.8.1 compiled Thu Mar 10 15:15:05 UTC 2011 for Linux 2.6.36
    (x86_64)
    Compiled in features:

    System config file: /etc/conky/conky.conf
    Package library path: /usr/lib64/conky

    X11:
    * Xdamage extension
    * XDBE (double buffer extension)
    * Xft
    * ARGB visual

    Music detection:
    * MPD
    * MOC

    General:
    * math
    * hddtemp
    * portmon
    * Curl
    * RSS
    * wireless
    * eve-online
    * config-output
    * Imlib2
    * apcupsd
    * iostats
    * ncurses
    * Lua

    Lua bindings:

    --------------------


    nvidia support would be nice but is missing in both versions.

    Hi
    It's in my version, nvidia-settings is ok to build as it's released
    under GPL.

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    Quote Originally Posted by malcolmlewis View Post
    Hi
    It's in my version, nvidia-settings is ok to build as it's released
    under GPL.
    Hi Malcolm,
    Do you mean that you have a built of conky whit nvidia support? In which of your projects?

    I meant something like that (the ouput below is from Ubuntu's conky 1.8.0):
    Code:
    Conky 1.8.0 compiled Fri Apr 23 10:42:08 UTC 2010 for Linux 2.6.24-27-server (x86_64)
    
    Compiled in features:
    
    System config file: /etc/conky/conky.conf
    Package library path: /usr/lib/conky
    
     X11:
      * Xdamage extension
      * XDBE (double buffer extension)
      * Xft
      * ARGB visual
    
     Music detection:
      * MPD
      * MOC
    
     General:
      * math
      * hddtemp
      * portmon
      * Curl
      * RSS
      * Weather (METAR)
      * Weather (XOAP)
      * wireless
      * support for IBM/Lenovo notebooks
      * nvidia
      * eve-online
      * config-output
      * Imlib2
      * ALSA mixer support
      * apcupsd
      * iostats
      * ncurses
      * Lua
    
      Lua bindings:
       * Cairo
       * Imlib2

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    Quote Originally Posted by please try again
    malcolmlewis;2378554 Wrote:
    > Hi
    > It's in my version, nvidia-settings is ok to build as it's released
    > under GPL.
    >


    Hi Malcolm,
    Do you mean that you have a built of conky whit nvidia support? In
    which of your projects?
    Hi
    It's in my Python one;

    Code:
    Conky 1.8.1 compiled Sat Mar 26 03:14:20 UTC 2011 for Linux 2.6.36
    (x86_64)
    
    Compiled in features:
    
    System config file: /etc/conky/conky.conf
    Package library path: /usr/lib64/conky
    
    X11:
    * Xdamage extension
    * XDBE (double buffer extension)
    * Xft
    * ARGB visual
    
    Music detection:
    * MPD
    * MOC
    
    General:
    * math
    * hddtemp
    * portmon
    * wireless
    * nvidia
    * config-output
    * Imlib2
    * apcupsd
    * iostats
    * ncurses
    * Lua
    
    Lua bindings:
    * Cairo
    * Imlib2
    So what ones do you want added? I'm guessing the weather ones?


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