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Old 05-10-2008, 01:22 AM   #1
Ir0nSlug
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Compiling Tools and Desktops on dsl


Can you install things such as Thunar or Amarok and even WMs like KDE,Xfce,Enlightenment17 and Gnome from Debs on dsl? or can you do it from source? I love dsl its fast but I don't like a lot of the tools or the WM RAM and such isn't a problem I have it installed on a pretty powerful Pc ;P
just don't like overloaded OSs thanks for you're help.

(1st post woo)
 
Old 05-11-2008, 10:01 AM   #2
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Well, you can just install a minimalistic Debian, and add the packages you need. It is easy to find dsl package for dpkg, but the end result will be similar: Gnome (with all its bloat) will trigger some updates and dependencies, and you'll have a small Debian installation with Gnome on top of it.
 
Old 05-15-2008, 04:00 AM   #3
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minimalistic Debian? never heard of it is it an iso or an install type for normal debian? thanks!
 
Old 05-15-2008, 04:06 AM   #4
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An installation of Debian where you select the minimum number of packages to be installed to still have a "working system". Something like that.

Slackware or Arch Linux could do too.
 
Old 05-15-2008, 05:16 AM   #5
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I'd redefine it as "enough packages to be able to login and have a working package manager", at least if you always have your CDs nearby (or have a good and unlimited-traffic Internet connection).
 
Old 05-20-2008, 07:46 PM   #6
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You could compile stuff on DSL. Install the GNU utils and the GCC packages (or isntall dpkg and get them that way) and try to install. You may have to install some libraries by hand but that shouldn't be too hard.
 
  


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