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    Arrow If I compile something, what to do with it afterwards?

    I haven't found this program in the OBS or the base (4) repositories so I was thinking if I got the source code (available) and compiled it myself, what should I do with it so that other people can benefit and nobody has to "re-invent the wheel"?

    The program I am looking at is the Gnome wallpaper changer Wallch (Wallch | Installations). Currently they only offer a .deb download.

    This is, of course, hypothetical relying on me being able to successfully compile and run the program
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    Default Re: If I compile something, what to do with it afterwards?

    Quote Originally Posted by dragonbite
    I haven't found this program in the OBS or the base (4) repositories so
    I was thinking if I got the source code (available) and compiled it
    myself, what should I do with it so that other people can benefit and
    nobody has to "re-invent the wheel"?

    The program I am looking at is the Gnome wallpaper changer Wallch
    ('• Wallch | Installations'
    (http://wall-changer.sourceforge.net/...allations.html)).
    Currently they only offer a .deb download.

    This is, of course, hypothetical relying on me being able to
    successfully compile and run the program

    Hi
    The source is there;
    http://iweb.dl.sourceforge.net/proje...lch-3.0.tar.gz
    The readme in the tarball tells you what is needed.....

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    Default Re: If I compile something, what to do with it afterwards?

    Quote Originally Posted by malcolmlewis
    Quote Originally Posted by dragonbite
    I haven't found this program in the OBS or the base (4) repositories so
    I was thinking if I got the source code (available) and compiled it
    myself, what should I do with it so that other people can benefit and
    nobody has to "re-invent the wheel"?

    The program I am looking at is the Gnome wallpaper changer Wallch
    ('• Wallch | Installations'
    (http://wall-changer.sourceforge.net/...allations.html)).
    Currently they only offer a .deb download.

    This is, of course, hypothetical relying on me being able to
    successfully compile and run the program

    Hi
    The source is there;
    http://iweb.dl.sourceforge.net/proje...lch-3.0.tar.gz
    The readme in the tarball tells you what is needed.....
    Hi
    Looking at the readme, this will be your problem "libunity-dev". You
    would need to use the GNOME:Ayatana project as a build repo.

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    Default Re: If I compile something, what to do with it afterwards?

    Hmm... not sure about "GNOME:Ayatana as a build repo". What do you mean by "as a build repo"?

    To put my experience into context... I have none. I did do some work with Gentoo in the past but didn't go too crazy.
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    Default Re: If I compile something, what to do with it afterwards?

    Quote Originally Posted by dragonbite
    Hmm... not sure about "GNOME:Ayatana as a build repo". What do you mean
    by "as a build repo"?

    To put my experience into context... I have none. I did do some work
    with Gentoo in the past but didn't go too crazy.

    Hi
    Building via the Open Build Service, you could then use the CLI command
    osc to build against your spec file, eg;
    Code:
    osc build openSUSE_12.2 --alternative-project GNOME:Ayatana
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    Default Re: If I compile something, what to do with it afterwards?

    Quote Originally Posted by dragonbite
    Hmm... not sure about "GNOME:Ayatana as a build repo". What do you mean
    by "as a build repo"?

    To put my experience into context... I have none. I did do some work
    with Gentoo in the past but didn't go too crazy.

    Hi
    It might also be easier to contact the first maintainer here;
    https://build.opensuse.org/package/u...NOME%3AAyatana
    and ask if they can add the package?

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