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Re: No Menu in Slackware / SLINT

From: George Vlahavas
Subject: Re: No Menu in Slackware / SLINT
Date: Tue, 6 Apr 2021 23:08:24 +0300

Hi David,

a simple:

make && make install

should work (as root, or with sudo). It just copies the ratmenu binary in /usr/bin.

However, there is no auto-generation of menus. You'll have to create the menu files yourself. You can look in this tarball for some examples:

you can copy the files under the menu-basic or menu-full directory to your ~/.ratmenu directory. You can edit those to your liking. There is also a .ratpoisonrc in there under the skel directory that shows how to call those menus. It's basically something like this:

bind r exec ~/.ratmenu/main.sh



On Tue, Apr 6, 2021 at 9:27 PM D.J.J. Ring, Jr. <n1ea@arrl.net> wrote:
Hello George,

Nice to hear from you.

I found ratmenu here.  https://github.com/trapd00r/ratmenu

Do you have any advice for installing it in Slackware? 

There is a script deb2tgz which does its best to convert a deb file (Debian) to a tgz (Slackware) file.

I just got nervous when I saw mentions of "menu" files, the subject makes my brain boil and my feet feel deep fried, as those "menu" file configurations probably beyond my ken.

Best regards,

David Ring

On Tue, Apr 6, 2021 at 12:38 PM George Vlahavas <vlahavas@gmail.com> wrote:
Hi David,

you most probably don't have ratmenu installed in Slint. At least if you installed ratpoison using the SlackBuild at SBo, it doesn't come with ratmenu.



On Tue, Apr 6, 2021 at 5:05 PM David J. Ring, Jr. <n1ea@arrl.net> wrote:
I am trying to get ratpoison working the same way as ratpoison in Debian
in SLINT which is slackware Internetional and for the visually impaired.

My darned memory isn't very good and Debian has key bindings so if I use
C-t then : I get a window and I can enter "menu" and get a menu. For me,
a menu is a needed crutch for my poor short term memory, Debian does
this, but Slackware doesn't do this, and I'm trying to figure out "WHY?"

So I thought it was the ratpoisonrc file.    Debian doesn't have a
ratpoisonrc file either under /etc/ratpoisonrc or in ~/.ratpoisonrc

Debian ratpoison is version 1.4.9
Slint ratpoison is version 1.4.9 also.

I attach my ~/.ratpoisonrc file from Debian.

With great hopes that I can have a menu in Slackware / SLINT.

David Ring

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