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Old 12-11-2002, 03:28 PM   #1
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Gnome after Slack 8 -> 8.1 upgrade


Gidday folks ....

This morning (2.5 hours ago) I upgraded my Slack-Box @ work
from 8 to 8.1 ...

All went smooth, KDE 3 seamlessly dropped in and replaced
2.2 ... fluxbox, blackbox ... all neat-oh...

However, for some of the things I develop I have to test with
a generic user (that traditionally uses gnome) and that's where
trouble starts ... :/

Gnome doesn't work anymore. and I noticed that gnome in Slack 8.1
has moved from /opt to /usr ... I used the uninstall (removepkg) for
the old gnome stuff ... however... gnome won't start any more.

Any Gnome-Users out there that can give me a few hints on where
to look? I had a few gnome-upgrade packets installed (they landed
in /usr/local) ... I removed the remainders of gnome in /opt ... I changed
the paths and ld.config so /usr/bin and /usr/lib come before /usr/local/bin
and /usr/local/lib ... but it still won't start ... what else do I have to check?

Cheers,
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Old 12-11-2002, 04:08 PM   #2
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You're removed /opt/gnome already, good. Here are a few more things to check:

If you have /etc/opt/gnome, rm it and it's contents.

If there are /etc/profile.d/gnome.* files that reference /opt/gnome, rm them too.

Remove /opt/gnome/lib from /etc/ld.so.conf and run ldconfig.

Fix the path in /etc/rc.d/rc.4 if it's wrong.

Make sure no dotfiles in your $HOME reference /opt/gnome.

For good measure, you might try reinstalling all the 8.1 gnome packages again with installpkg.

Hope this helps,

Pat
 
Old 12-11-2002, 04:10 PM   #3
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Cool

http://www.dropline.net/gnome/
 
Old 12-11-2002, 04:54 PM   #4
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G'day Pat! and welcome to LQ :-)
 
Old 12-11-2002, 05:22 PM   #5
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*bows to Master Pat & the other Gentlemen ...

Ta, guys, I'll keep you informed! :)

Cheers,
Tink

P.S.: Had done the ld-part, just forgot to mention ;)
 
Old 12-11-2002, 05:26 PM   #6
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Quote:
Originally posted by bynaar
http://www.dropline.net/gnome/
heh ... thanks, but really, I don't *like* Gnome :)

I use flux atm, and was happy with blackbox despite
its few flaws ;)

Cheers,
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Old 12-11-2002, 09:06 PM   #7
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Gnome is all go, thanks Pat

Well, guess that my root-user does have some
environment variables set-up differently, Gnome
is all go for everyone but root :D

But then, as I said, I don't really use it ;)

Cheers,
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