LinuxQuestions.org
Support LQ: Use code LQ3 and save $3 on Domain Registration
Go Back   LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Software
User Name
Password
Linux - Software This forum is for Software issues.
Having a problem installing a new program? Want to know which application is best for the job? Post your question in this forum.

Notices



Reply
 
Search this Thread
Old 07-23-2003, 02:54 PM   #1
xmnemonic
Member
 
Registered: Jul 2003
Distribution: Slackware 9.1
Posts: 35

Rep: Reputation: 15
Installing Ximian Evolution on Slackware with Red Carpet


I am trying to i install Ximian Evolution on Slackware 9 and am having some trouble. I went to the Ximian site and it said the best way to install Evolution if a binary wasn't available for your distro was with Red Carpet. I downloaded red-carpet-2.0.1-0.ximian.6.1.1.src.rpm from the Ximian ftp (in pub/redcarpet/mandrake-91-i586/source) and tried to ./configure it, but it says I need version 2.0 of pygtk. I went to the pygtk site and it said the latest version is 1.99, which I tried installing anyways but still resulted in the same error from Red Carpet's ./configure.

What am I doing wrong? Do I really need Red Carpet to install Evolution easily? In the ftp folder I mentioned above there's a bunch of other files. Should I download those too?

Thanks in advance.
 
Old 07-23-2003, 08:26 PM   #2
J.W.
LQ Veteran
 
Registered: Mar 2003
Location: Milwaukee, WI
Distribution: Mint
Posts: 6,642

Rep: Reputation: 69
No, you don't need Red Carpet. You can download the individual packages from here if you want to build it manually: www.linuxpackages.net or you can make it easy on yourself and install the latest verison of Dropline, which you can get here: www.dropline.net/gnome/

Personally, I am a huge fan of Dropline, and the latest version includes Evolution v1.4 as part of the default installation. Very Sweet!! Basically, Dropline will automatiacally install a large number (> 160) of common packages and other goodies, and I have found it to be invaluable in taking my rig to the next level. Note that Dropline will set your default window manager to Gnome, but if you prefer another, it's easy to set it back to your preferred choice. Overall it's pretty easy, and I'd recommend you give it a shot. -- J.W.
 
Old 07-24-2003, 03:58 AM   #3
xmnemonic
Member
 
Registered: Jul 2003
Distribution: Slackware 9.1
Posts: 35

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 15
Awesome, going to try installing Evolution manually.
 
  


Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Any comment on Ximian Desktop and red-carpet satimis Linux - Software 8 07-13-2003 09:55 PM
RH9 and installing Red-Carpet 2.0 akidd Linux - Software 3 05-17-2003 12:12 PM
installing ximian/red carpet in lindows.com slile000 Linux - Software 0 02-07-2003 12:09 PM
Answer for Ximian Evolution on Slackware jtp51 Slackware 1 02-03-2003 10:45 AM
Ximian Red Carpet (and all Ximian stuff) kriton Slackware 3 01-17-2003 12:37 PM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 12:09 AM.

Main Menu
Advertisement
My LQ
Write for LQ
LinuxQuestions.org is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
Syndicate
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
identi.ca: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration