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Old 03-13-2002, 08:37 PM   #1
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BlackBox Installation


I'm on an i686 in KDE right now and I want to insall BlackBox. I downloaded the file while I was logged on as root to the root directory (file:/root/). When I do the commands it gives me it doesn't work. I just need a quick answer on what the command line should be. Thanks in advance.
 
Old 03-13-2002, 09:05 PM   #2
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as normal usr in your own home directory.

tar xzvf blackbox-0.62.1.tar.gz
cd blackbox-0.62.1
./configure
make
su (change to root)
make install

Puts programs in /usr/local/bin
Puts menu config file and styles in /usr/local/share/Blackbox
 
Old 03-17-2002, 12:40 PM   #3
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Now that I have it installed, how do I run it?
 
Old 03-17-2002, 01:45 PM   #4
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edit ~/.xinitrc to read "exec blackbox"
 
Old 03-21-2002, 08:44 AM   #5
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BB package

Have a little box that I would like to install black box on (anything else will kill the thing). So far I can use xinit, which works, but it sure aint pretty

Have searched the Red Hat (7.2 btw) CD's, and can find no package that looks like black box. Will I have to download it, or is it under a non-obvious and different name.

Cheers

glj
 
Old 03-21-2002, 08:57 AM   #6
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If you do have to download it, it's not that big. Just find the newest version in RPM form and install it from the command prompt with rpm -ivh nameofpackage.rpm
I don't currently see it on the cds...
 
Old 03-21-2002, 09:19 AM   #7
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redhat doesn't ship bb, cos they're lame. i'd recommend getting it from source anyway.
 
Old 03-21-2002, 12:19 PM   #8
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Dont know if you know this or not but if you enjoy Blackbox then you may want to try out Fluxbox as well, its basically blackbox but much better becuase it has nice loads of extra features that will come in handy to you. Check out the website at http://fluxbox.sourceforge.net.
 
  


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