Re: GNOME upgrade
- From: gandalf pobox com
- To: gnome-list gnome org
- Subject: Re: GNOME upgrade
- Date: Wed, 4 Aug 1999 08:57:58 -0400 (EDT)
On Wed, 4 Aug 1999, Ali Abdin wrote:
> gnome-libs - equivelant to kdelibs - no applications, depends on ORBit
> (except for imlib I believe) the base
These are all the dependencies of gnome-libs if you are RPMing it on a
system with a good foundation of gnu stuff. However try compiling on an
older system, or anything non-linux or bsd, I think you'll find the
dependency list grows.
I personally have no problems, but then again I am working on mostly RH
5.2 and 6.0 machines. But I get lots of emails from people with other
systems, who want to install my software, but need to install gnome-libs
first and are having problems.
Are there guides for getting gnome up and running on non-rpm and non-gnu
systems? It would be nice if I could point these people someplace and not
try and figure things out over email. The stuff at
gnome.org/start/gnometar is ok, but not the greatest.
What would be helpful (at least to me) would be some guides to getting
_just_ gnome-libs installed. While the many package system may have lots
of advantages over a single package install, the fact is, is it still
scares away people. If they could get gnome-libs installed, adn then get
hooked on all of the great gnome apps, i think you would find you would
have more converts.
just some thoughts.
Christopher Rogers http://www.pobox.com/~gandalf
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