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man ldd tells me that ive just printed a list of the shared library's that the main binary depends on.
i have all these objects, all in the correct place.
i must be missing a dependency which is not a link library,
gdm works fine when i install the whole gnome section, but this is a disgusting waste of memory.
any ideas ?
gdm does not echo any messages to the console,
and strace does not show any missing files.
download swaret and do a dep check against the packages you installed, see if it finds anything missing, if it does write the package name ( or names ) down and download & install yourself. I dont trust swaret Swaret supposedly keeps a pretty darn good list of what depends on what.
Try it, its fixed a couple things here and there for me when i was doing limited installs.
Originally posted by sio download swaret and do a dep check against the packages you installed, see if it finds anything missing, if it does write the package name ( or names ) down and download & install yourself. I dont trust swaret Swaret supposedly keeps a pretty darn good list of what depends on what.
I thought Swaret used ldd for dependency checking, the same thing he just did. Is that incorrect?
[If all else fails, be brute]
Of course your other option is to work your way backwards, install all the gnome tgz packages and then remove one by one going backwards. At least you'd figure it out eventually.
theres only 80 packages there, be creative with it, do a full install just to make sure it works from the beggining, then say "oo i think its pretty obvious that I dont need those fourty packages" so remove them and then see if it still works. And so on and so forth.
No its not pretty but you would have probably figured it out by now