I use the CVS version of Fluxbox and it really works well.
I was trying to install the fluxter app using pacman and it wants to install fluxbox-0.1.14-2 by default. How can I cause the install to not depend on fluxbox.
You could alter the PKGBUILD for fluxter to not depend on fluxbox and build from source. A much cleaner solution is to make your CVS fluxbox package provide fluxbox by adding a provides=fluxbox line.
Ok, super. I think I will edit the PKGBUILD. Kind of new to Arch, so I will have to dig around...
The second option (provides=fluxbox), is that a var that is set prior to using pacman. Like 'provides=fluxbox pacman -Sy fluxter' ?
Thanks the for help
Sorry, I wasn't clear. For the second option, you would have to edit the PKGBUILD for the fluxbox package, and add the variable to the PKGBUILD.
There are some tutorials on building packages in the wiki. Basically you want to run the 'abs' command, then find the package somewhere in the /var/abs/ directory, copy it into a new directory in /var/abs/local, edit it to suit the changes, run 'makepkg' command, and finally run 'pacman -U packagename.pkg.tar.gz' to install.
$ pacman -S --nodeps fluxter