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Stephan Sahm
2017-07-02 10:27:29 UTC
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Dear NixOS followers,

I just installed the nixOS virtualbox from
https://d3g5gsiof5omrk.cloudfront.net/nixos/17.03/nixos-17.03.1449.2e983f14f6/nixos-17.03.1449.2e983f14f6-x86_64-linux.ova
and tried to install Plamsa5 tiling https://github.com/faho/kwin-tiling
I cloned the repository as described (successfully installed git for this)
and then run the command below, which however breaks with an error which I
could not spot anywhere on the web.

Could you help? I here from so many that they use nixos without crucial
problems, so I guess this can also be solved easily?

$ plasmapkg2 --type kwinscript -i .

Package type "KWin/Script" not found No metadata file in package
"/home/demo" "/home/demo/" Error: Installation of /home/demo failed: No
metadata file in package: /home/demo

Any help is highly appreciated,
thanks a lot,
Stephan
Alexey Shmalko
2017-07-03 07:13:56 UTC
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Post by Stephan Sahm
$ plasmapkg2 --type kwinscript -i .
Package type "KWin/Script" not found No metadata file in package "/home/demo" "/home/demo/" Error: Installation of /home/demo failed: No metadata file in package: /home/demo
I am not a KWin user and have no idea what you're doing, but it looks
like you're running the command in your home directory and it expects to
be ran in another place. (Perhaps the root of the package you're trying
to install.)

Hope this helps,
Alexey
Stephan Sahm
2017-07-03 08:27:55 UTC
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thanks for your answer!

that should in fact not be the mistake, I followed the tutorial on
kwin-tiling step by step
Post by Stephan Sahm
Post by Stephan Sahm
$ plasmapkg2 --type kwinscript -i .
Package type "KWin/Script" not found No metadata file in package
"/home/demo" "/home/demo/" Error: Installation of /home/demo failed: No
metadata file in package: /home/demo
I am not a KWin user and have no idea what you're doing, but it looks
like you're running the command in your home directory and it expects to
be ran in another place. (Perhaps the root of the package you're trying
to install.)
Hope this helps,
Alexey
Alexey Shmalko
2017-07-03 08:45:11 UTC
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that should in fact not be the mistake, I followed the tutorial on kwin-tiling step by step
git clone https://github.com/faho/kwin-tiling.git
cd kwin-tiling/
plasmapkg2 --type kwinscript -i .
It very much looks like you have missed the next command:
cd kwin-tiling/

The issue does not look Nix-related, so if that does not help, I
recommend opening an issue/question at the kwin-tiling repo.

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