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Package Details: wacom-utility 1.21-5

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Package Base: wacom-utility
Description: Graphical tablet configuration utility
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Licenses: GPL
Submitter: None
Maintainer: caleb
Last Packager: caleb
Votes: 78
Popularity: 0.993216
First Submitted: 2009-06-26 17:39
Last Updated: 2015-06-13 11:26

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hexd commented on 2016-12-24 03:06

On MATE, this doesn't appear in the control panel. Please remove the "OnlyShowIn" line in the "wacom-utility.desktop" file. I also removed the "en_CA" lines, as they have the same contents from before, and the empty/undefined "GenericName".

The shebang in the script should be updated to "python2" instead of "python" (it's a simple "sed -i 1s/$/2/" in the PKGBUILD "build" step). This way, that script itself is a valid executable.

I missed a wacom-utility or a wacom_utility script at /usr/bin. I was quite surprised when I saw everything being installed on /usr/share. The scripts clearly imports themselves, but the "os.chdir(os.path.dirname(os.path.abspath(sys.argv[0])))" only happens after importing the internal modules, so it does nothing, since the script only works when the current working directory is already /usr/share/wacom-utility. Making a minimal with an entry point would create that desired scripts and fix that path workaround, but it requires changes in the code. Perhaps it's easier to just add a shell script that changes the directory and calls the Python script.

This code looks for a /etc/X11/xorg.conf file. Probably that should be replaced by a custom /etc/X11/xorg.conf.d/01-wacom.conf file (with "sed s:/etc/X11/xorg.conf:\&.d/01-wacom.conf:g" in the "build" section), or something like that. I'm not sure if that's enough, actually I don't even know what does this GUI have to do with the xorg.conf.

Unfortunately, as it seems, this GUI doesn't work with Intuos Art (056a:033c, CTH-490), so I can't use it anyway. =/

Noid commented on 2015-12-13 04:04

To anyone using xorg.conf.d, this seems to break X. It'll add a xorg.conf file in /etc/X11 containing:
Section "ServerLayout"

I assume it's trying to append it to a non-existent xorg.conf file.

capoeira commented on 2014-06-13 18:45

my cth470 is not recognized by the software.
do I have to run this as root?
what is the name of the program? couldn't find it in terminal

caleb commented on 2014-05-27 10:42

@hexadecagram Try the rel-5 package I just updated this to. Also check that /usr/share/applications is a directory and not a file on your system. If it is a a file, look at its contents and figure out which package wrote it (pacman -Qo /usr/share/applications) and un-install that.

hexadecagram commented on 2014-05-27 04:31

During install:

error: failed to commit transaction (conflicting files)
wacom-utility: /usr/share/applications exists in filesystem

MilanKnizek commented on 2014-03-25 20:35

Added Anonymous' PKGBUILD and disowned.

Aelius commented on 2014-03-25 04:20

deb2targz was removed from official repos in 2011, flagging as out of date.

Anonymous comment on 2012-02-07 20:08

Here is my PKGBUILD using the .tar.gz:

pkgdesc="Graphical tablet configuration utility"
arch=('i686' 'x86_64')
depends=('gtk2' 'python2' 'pygtk' 'xf86-input-wacom' 'gksu')
source=("${pkgname}/${pkgname}_${pkgver}-3.tar.gz" wacom-utility.desktop)

build() {
tar xvf ${pkgname}_${pkgver}-3.tar.gz
rm ${pkgname}_${pkgver}-3.tar.gz
rm -r ${srcdir}/${pkgname}/*.pyc
rm -r ${srcdir}/${pkgname}/debian
rm ${srcdir}/${pkgname}/wacom-utility.desktop
mkdir -p ${pkgdir}/usr/share/applications
cp wacom-utility.desktop ${pkgdir}/usr/share/applications
cp -r ${srcdir}/${pkgname} ${pkgdir}/usr/share

giniu commented on 2012-01-28 09:59

Again, why use .deb for debian/ubuntu when there is cross-distribution .tar.gz ?

worldwise001 commented on 2012-01-28 02:23

deb2targz is no longer in the official repo:

Here's an updated PKGBUILD using ar instead:

pkgdesc="Graphical tablet configuration utility"
arch=('i686' 'x86_64')
depends=('gtk2' 'python2' 'xf86-input-wacom' 'gksu')
source=("${pkgname}_${pkgver}-3_all.deb" wacom-utility.desktop)

build() {
ar xv ${pkgname}_${pkgver}-3_all.deb
cd ${srcdir}
tar xvf data.tar.gz
tar xvf control.tar.gz
cd ..

cp -r ${srcdir}/usr ${pkgdir}/usr
cp ${srcdir}/wacom-utility.desktop ${pkgdir}/usr/share/applications