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Old 10-16-2003, 05:17 PM   #1
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Question Trying to install XFCE 4


I d/l the slack 9.1 package of files from http://www.jeepster.org.uk/paks/ and unpackaged them.... found out I didn't run all the doinst.sh's like I should have so I redid that... now I get a couple of errors saying can't find libatk-1.0.so.0 I can't find ANY info on where this would be... I'm getting a vibe from searches that it's a gnome thing... I don't have gnome installed but I tried digging around in there and I can't find anything... I did install all the gnome Lib stuff but still nothing. What is this and where can I get it! I found it in some RPM's but the rpms complained about dependencies and wouldn't install

man linux is kicking my ASS! I want to install OpenOffice but I'm scared to death now!!!

Thanks in advance,
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Old 10-16-2003, 05:26 PM   #2
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You need to have atk-1.4.0 installed, its on Slackware CD.
 
Old 10-16-2003, 05:27 PM   #3
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It seems you need to install atk - its on the first CD in L directory i think
 
Old 10-16-2003, 05:43 PM   #4
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THANK YOU GUYS SO MUCH!!!!!

geez! I've been on IRC #linuxhelp on effnet for like 2 days asking about this and no one knows!

I looked through all of the gnome stuff in the gnome dir but didn't realize it would be in the L dir.... why does XFCE depend on another windows manager to be installed for it to work? Technically aren't the sort of in competition... I know they work together if you want but the point for me is not to have bloated gnome installed... now I might as well after all the gnome stuff I've installed

Thanks again!!!

Let's hope it runs now!
 
Old 10-16-2003, 05:52 PM   #5
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Ok now it's giving me this!!

xfce-mcs-manager: error while loading shared libraries: libiconv.so.2: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory
xfwm4: error while loading shared libraries: libiconv.so.2: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory
xftaskbar4: error while loading shared libraries: libiconv.so.2: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory
xfce4-panel: error while loading shared libraries: libxml2.so.2: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory

argh!

why doesn't xfce's web page tell you what libraries you need to have installed!
 
Old 10-16-2003, 06:43 PM   #6
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Found the libxml2.so.2!!!

But I have no idea what the iconv is!

I know I have a util called iconv on the system but no libs.
 
Old 10-16-2003, 11:41 PM   #7
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why don't u just get xfce4 using swaret(www.swaret.org) - extremely easy, no funny dependency errors at all...
 
Old 10-17-2003, 12:14 AM   #8
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well this is a general question I have now... how would I go about "uninstalling" everything that got tucked away with unpacking the tarballs?
 
Old 10-17-2003, 02:07 AM   #9
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Quote:
Originally posted by shreev
why don't u just get xfce4 using swaret(www.swaret.org) - extremely easy, no funny dependency errors at all...
That is IF swaret can find the libs needed... in my case NO ONE seems to know where to get libiconv.so.2

swaret didn't help ONE bit exept to tell me that it was a problem


Thanks though I do like the concept of swaret, and I reallized I wasn't using slackware packages correctly and that will let me remove them also... and would have prevented my first few problems.
 
Old 10-17-2003, 02:33 AM   #10
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http://www.gnu.org/directory/libiconv.html
 
Old 10-17-2003, 03:52 AM   #11
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Thanks I think... seems like a lions share of work.... granted I don't understand how to install this stuff... but i'm working on it!

*EDIT I got in XFCE4 !!! WOO HOO!

Thanks to all

I still don't think I installed that gnu stuff right I ended up cp the file to my /lib dir

Last edited by Bogus8; 10-17-2003 at 03:54 AM.
 
Old 10-17-2003, 05:32 AM   #12
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Hi,
This is what I did to install xfce : 'swaret --upgrade xfce' ... yup..thats it...

hmm...it seems like u aren't installing slackware packages right : all u need to do to install slackware packages (.tgz) is 'installpkg nameofpackage.tgz' , as root ofcourse. U dont need to untar it and run doinst.sh or anything !!

If u did the full instal of slack 9 or 9.1 there shudn't be much of a problem with dependenceis and stuff...I'm running slack 9, updated using swaret - and I don't remember having ANY problems or dependencies installing xfce4...
 
Old 10-17-2003, 04:16 PM   #13
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Yeah I realized I was using the packages wrong I redid them the right way so I will have the logs of the install. I was installing xfce from fresh and I think it checks for iconv while compiling so whoever made that packages that I got must have had it... well I did learn a good bit from this install... and I like the fact that i can use swaret to find what dependencies are needed ... i'm trying to keep this a minimal install.

Thanks for all you guys help though!!
 
  


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