fim completes me

I got a pleasant surprise today when I updated the ports on my Thinkpad: an update for fim.

Until now every attempt to build fim proved fruitless, but the “beta” version that is dated April 29 compiles and installs without issue.

And why is this important? Because the only “thing” I lacked, since I abandoned X on that machine, was a way to view images. I know fbi is part of the fbida package, but for some strange reason building it requires a large part of the X structure … which to me, defeats the purpose.

I can admit that I tried to split out fbi and build it without X, but I lack the experience and proper know-how to isolate it and eliminate the parts that want X.

On the other hand, fim doesn’t call for anything X-ish, and is working wonderfully for me now.

I will have to tinker with it to get a grip on how all the inner workings are configured, but that’s always the case with new software. And regardless of all the little points, it’s doing what I need it for: viewing images. It works, I’m happy. End of post. :mrgreen:

P.S.: I suppose it’s worth mentioning that if you intend to use this in Crux, you’l need to build a kernel with framebuffer support. Or maybe that’s too obvious to mention. … :|

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4 Responses to “fim completes me”


  1. 1 Jose Catre-Vandis 2009/05/02 at 4:42 PM

    Fim won’t install, problems with compiling on my system, even with all things “bison” installed. Did you do anything different? Tried out fbi though, and it works well enough, but get the message about a the X baggage.

    • 2 K.Mandla 2009/05/03 at 6:47 AM

      Odd, that’s what used to happen with the old “alpha” version before April 29. I compiled with -O2 -march=pentium3 -fomit-frame-pointer; could that be involved? And for what it’s worth, this is the results of prt-get listinst:

      alsa-lib
      alsa-utils
      autoconf
      automake
      axel
      bash
      bc
      bin86
      bindutils
      binutils
      bison
      bzip2
      cmatrix
      console-font-terminus
      coreutils
      cpio
      curl
      db
      dcron
      dhcpcd
      dialog
      diffutils
      dvtm
      e2fsprogs
      ed
      elinks
      exim
      expat
      fbgrab
      file
      filesystem
      fim
      findutils
      flac
      flex
      gawk
      gcc
      gdbm
      gettext
      glib
      glibc
      grep
      groff
      grub
      gzip
      htop
      httpup
      iana-etc
      iftop
      inetutils
      iproute2
      iptables
      iputils
      kbd
      less
      libarchive
      libgmp
      libid3tag
      libjpeg
      libmad
      libmpfr
      libogg
      libpcap
      libpcre
      libpng
      libsigc++
      libsndfile
      libstatgrab
      libstdc++-compat
      libtiff
      libtool
      libtorrent
      libungif
      libusb
      libvorbis
      libxml2
      m4
      make
      man
      man-pages
      mc
      mlocate
      moc
      module-init-tools
      mplayer-fb
      nasm
      ncftp
      ncurses
      net-tools
      nfs-utils
      ntp
      openssh
      openssl
      patch
      pciutils
      perl
      pkg-config
      pkgutils
      portmap
      ports
      procps
      prt-get
      prt-utils
      psmisc
      python
      rc
      rdate
      readline
      rsync
      rtorrent
      screen
      sed
      shadow
      slurm
      sqlite3
      strace
      sudo
      sysfsutils
      sysklogd
      sysvinit
      tar
      tcp_wrappers
      tcsh
      time
      traceroute
      udev
      unzip
      usbutils
      util-linux-ng
      vim
      wget
      which
      win32-essential-codecs
      wireless-tools
      zip
      zlib

      If fbi works, it’s not your framebuffer that’s at fault. Must be something else … :|

  2. 3 Jose Catre-Vandis 2009/05/04 at 7:58 AM

    I’ll try the author see if he can help :)
    (forgot to say am not on Crux (not brave enough/not enough time to go there yet!! as only just got to grips with Arch), but on Xubuntu 9.04)


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