LinuxQuestions.org
LinuxAnswers - the LQ Linux tutorial section.
Go Back   LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Distributions > Slackware
User Name
Password
Slackware This Forum is for the discussion of Slackware Linux.

Notices

Reply
 
Search this Thread
Old 02-15-2005, 04:44 AM   #1
LiNuCe
Member
 
Registered: Apr 2004
Location: France
Distribution: Slackware Linux 10.2
Posts: 119

Rep: Reputation: 15
Updated GNOME 2.8.2 packages for Linux Slackware 10.1


As Linux Slackware does not seem to actively maintain GNOME packages anymore, I have built GNOME 2.8.2 packages for Linux Slackware 10.1. These packages are built for the 2.4.29 Linux kernel as provided with Linux Slackware 10.1. Enjoy !

http ://linuce.free.fr/slackware/10.1/gnome-2.8.2+/index.html
 
Old 02-15-2005, 04:57 AM   #2
Waldi
Member
 
Registered: Apr 2003
Location: Warsaw, Poland
Distribution: Slackware current
Posts: 133

Rep: Reputation: 15
I use 2.6.10 kernel on "current" branch.
Are your packages just for 2.4.29 in any way, or can be used "kernel-free" way?
Do I have to uninstall previous Gnome (Slack built-in 2.6) or may I simply updatepkg?
As not everybody needs Dropline Gnome, it is very useful initiative to compile pure Gnome for Slack. Thanks for your effort.
 
Old 02-15-2005, 05:07 AM   #3
equinox
Member
 
Registered: Dec 2003
Location: Johannesburg, South Africa
Posts: 846

Rep: Reputation: 30
ummm *idiot*

people dont enter that url as it sends you to *ahem* www.microsoft.com
 
Old 02-15-2005, 05:14 AM   #4
Waldi
Member
 
Registered: Apr 2003
Location: Warsaw, Poland
Distribution: Slackware current
Posts: 133

Rep: Reputation: 15
But this url seems to be OK :
http://linuce.free.fr/slackware/10.1/gnome-2.8.2+/
Checked.
 
Old 02-15-2005, 05:38 AM   #5
LiNuCe
Member
 
Registered: Apr 2004
Location: France
Distribution: Slackware Linux 10.2
Posts: 119

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 15
Quote:
Originally posted by equinox

people dont enter that url as it sends you to *ahem* www.microsoft.com
Sorry, I had to put a space somewhere in http:// the post the URL. I can't post URLs due to the anti-spam feature of the LinuxQuestion forum (it requires that the user as posted at least 5 messages). If you are redirect to Microsoft's web site, that's probably because you use a Gecko browser : these browser falls back to a Google search when something which does not look like an URL is typed in the address bar. The funny thing is to try to search "http" on Google : you will probably be surprised to see that the first result is ... the Microsoft's web site. Ok, not so funny but ... :)
 
Old 02-15-2005, 05:47 AM   #6
LiNuCe
Member
 
Registered: Apr 2004
Location: France
Distribution: Slackware Linux 10.2
Posts: 119

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 15
Quote:
I use 2.6.10 kernel on "current" branch.
Are your packages just for 2.4.29 in any way, or can be used "kernel-free" way?
These packages are built for a 2.4.29 Linux kernel and ALSA, but they could work with a 2.6.x Linux kernel and ALSA. In fact, I don't really know as I'm still using the 2.4.29 Linux kernel as provided with Linux Slackware 10.1.

Quote:
Do I have to uninstall previous Gnome (Slack built-in 2.6) or may I simply updatepkg?
Everything is explained in the README.txt file. You should follow the instructions and everything should work fine. But please, do NOT use upgradepkg as you could get an unuseable GNOME desktop. Really, believe me :)

Quote:
As not everybody needs Dropline Gnome, it is very useful initiative to compile pure Gnome for Slack. Thanks for your effort.
Thanks.
 
Old 02-15-2005, 05:48 AM   #7
equinox
Member
 
Registered: Dec 2003
Location: Johannesburg, South Africa
Posts: 846

Rep: Reputation: 30
heh, ok
 
Old 02-15-2005, 10:38 AM   #8
shepper
Member
 
Registered: Mar 2003
Location: Dry, Dusty and Conservative
Distribution: Dual Boot WinXP+ FreeBSD7.0, Slackware 12.0
Posts: 448

Rep: Reputation: 31
Thanks alot for the Gnome Packages. Gnome is a PITA to package and these packages represent a huge amount of work.

As they are made for the 2.4.kernel series they avoid some of the problems with the 2.6 kernel series but do not offer the latest (and slightly unstable) features of the 2.6 kernel.

They fill a void in that they support i486 processor for those running AMD K2's and Via C3 processors.

I suspect these are close to the packages Pat would have made for Slackware if he had the time and inclination.
 
Old 02-15-2005, 10:35 PM   #9
Ninja Cow
Member
 
Registered: May 2003
Location: Pensacola, Florida
Distribution: Debian, Slackware, Amigo, Ubuntu
Posts: 221

Rep: Reputation: 30
Works perfectly, Linuce. Thanks!
 
Old 02-16-2005, 01:31 AM   #10
Aura_Bleu
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Jan 2005
Location: Brockville, ON, Canada
Distribution: Slackware 10.2
Posts: 11

Rep: Reputation: 0
Hey thanks Linuce,

installation was a breeze, your instructions clear..

I'm liking what I see so far
 
Old 02-25-2005, 11:27 AM   #11
Makaelin
Member
 
Registered: Mar 2004
Location: Minneapolis, MN
Distribution: Slackware 10.1
Posts: 93

Rep: Reputation: 15
I just did a full install of Slack 10.1, minus KDE and GNOME. Downloaded and installed this via your great instructions, and it worked absolutely perfectly.

I really hope you plan to maintain this project in coming releases. Having a pure GNOME install thats completely centered upon the stable Slack kernel/system is excellent. I like Dropline and the other projects, but in the end I just like vanilla GNOME, and the standard kernel.
 
Old 02-25-2005, 11:59 AM   #12
LiNuCe
Member
 
Registered: Apr 2004
Location: France
Distribution: Slackware Linux 10.2
Posts: 119

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 15
Quote:
Originally posted by Makaelin
I just did a full install of Slack 10.1, minus KDE and GNOME. Downloaded and installed this via your great instructions, and it worked absolutely perfectly.

I really hope you plan to maintain this project in coming releases. Having a pure GNOME install thats completely centered upon the stable Slack kernel/system is excellent. I like Dropline and the other projects, but in the end I just like vanilla GNOME, and the standard kernel.
Yes, I plan to maintain these packages as I build GNOME packages since GNOME 2.0 for myself. I just started to make them public since Slackware 10.0
 
Old 02-25-2005, 03:54 PM   #13
ringwraith
Senior Member
 
Registered: Sep 2003
Location: Indiana
Distribution: Slackware-current
Posts: 1,244

Rep: Reputation: 47
Linuce, I also want to thank you. I installed yours and they work great.
 
Old 02-25-2005, 04:21 PM   #14
jong357
Senior Member
 
Registered: May 2003
Location: Columbus, OH
Distribution: DIYSlackware
Posts: 1,914

Rep: Reputation: 52
Hmmm... Yes. I think I'm next in line to give it a try. Gnome is a nightmare to build. I'm suprised you have the patience for it. I was planning on doing this myself once Pat drops Gnome but it looks as if I might not have to... Thanks!
 
Old 02-26-2005, 03:52 PM   #15
coldAndUgly
Member
 
Registered: Dec 2003
Location: New Zealand
Distribution: Slackware 10.2
Posts: 36

Rep: Reputation: 15
LiNuCe, thank you. Your packages are very easy to install and work wonderfully.
Having built GNOME 2.6 from source when it was first released I know how time consuming it can be.
 
  


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
GNOME 2.8.3 packages for Linux Slackware 10.1 LiNuCe Slackware 8 04-08-2005 03:40 AM
Where slackware packages for gnome 2.8 imrel Slackware 8 10-11-2004 11:11 PM
Slackware-current GNOME packages Wynd Slackware 1 08-12-2004 07:40 AM
Slackware Security Update: KDE packages updated phoeniXflame Slackware 2 08-04-2003 09:03 AM
getting updated packages dsofreak Slackware 5 03-21-2003 08:39 AM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:37 PM.

Main Menu
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