i3 status_command exit 127


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Hello all, after trying to install spectrwm and not being able to edit the configuration file I decided to try i3 again. When I start i3 the bar at the bottom has in red
Error: status_command not found or is missing a library dependency (exit 127)
Has anyone had this problem before and can point me in the right direction, i would be greatly appreciative. Thanks.


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The status_command that i3 is trying to run is actually i3status, and must be installed from the separate x11/i3status port or the i3status package.