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bug#33772: StumpWM broken commands?

From: Christopher Lemmer Webber
Subject: bug#33772: StumpWM broken commands?
Date: Tue, 18 Dec 2018 13:57:50 -0500
User-agent: mu4e 1.0; emacs 26.1

Pierre Langlois writes:

> Hello!
> Christopher Lemmer Webber writes:
>> Ludovic Courtès writes:
>>> Hi,
>>> Christopher Lemmer Webber <address@hidden> skribis:
>>>> It seems to me that StumpWM broke somehow, for some reason.  I can
>>>> confirm there was a version change:
>>>> address@hidden:out        
>>>> /gnu/store/i0picr2xr2aq2a52nsaw67nvar1r3khw-sbcl-stumpwm-18.05
>>>> address@hidden:out        
>>>> /gnu/store/6h2iln76dx8pxdp1hsaqb1yncm8viczj-sbcl-stumpwm-18.11
>>>> I am not sure if this is the cause or something else.  At any rate, when
>>>> I try to run commands such as "gnew" (the command to make a new
>>>> group/workstation) I get back:
>>>>   Error In Command 'gnew': invalid number of arguments: 2
>>>> I though I'd try running the command manually and check the error, but
>>>> this also happens with eval!  Some other commands are not affected.
>>>> (I can try re-enabling the live REPL in StumpWM to play around with it,
>>>> but I currently have it off because they have the same live hacking
>>>> vulnerability in SBCL/SLIME that we had in Guile/Geiser some time ago.)
>>> Pierre, does that ring a bell?
>>> Others on the mailing list reported being happy with the upgrade, but
>>> maybe they use different bits of StumpWM.
> Ah yes, I can reproduce this :-/. Both in GuixSD and with Guix on top of
> ArchLinux.  The 'gnew' command does work if you pass it the name of the
> new group as an argument, that's why I didn't notice this.  It should
> interactively ask for a name if you don't pass one so that's still a
> regression.
> Maybe that's a bug upstream? It would be good to try StumpWM 18.11 on
> another distribution to see if this is specific to Guix. I cannot
> install it on ArchLinux though at the moment.
> I'll try to investigate more this week when I have more time.
> Thanks!
> Pierre

Thanks for looking into it!  Yes if you can confirm it happens in
another distribution, we should file a bug upstream.

In the meanwhile, should I push the older version of the package as per
my diff above so people can use the older version if they need it?

 - Chris

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