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I've made a single Slack .tgz package of the full XFCE4 RC2 yesterday night!!!
After many tweaking etc,etc,etc... Got 3 hours of work on it.
Didn't check the size tough... And I only got a 5MB personnal webspace... Which I didn't used... So I have to activate-it from my internet supplier to get my personnal homepage and put SLACK stuff on it.
If anyone want to put my file on the net, i'll send it to you...
I didn't compile many soft yet... But I'm getting into it!
tar -xvzf <name of file>
cd <name of dir>
And, as root:
And... that's it!
Please note that this is exactly what I am going to do, as soon as XFCE 4 is released...
Either that, or you can try linuxpackages.net -- it's highly possible XFCE4 packages are posted there.
As I recall, when compiling XFCE. . . you have to compile more than one thing. There is a directory chock full of subdirectories which contain source. Compiling XFCE is not hard . . but it will take a while.
How did you guys add XFCE4 to your list of WM's for selection at the GDM/KDM screen, all I have is xfce (which equates to 3.x) I have successfully installed xfce4 and can get it running from the command line but I would like to add it to my list. I remember doing someting like this for fluxbox, but did not document what I did . Thanks for the help
Originally posted by rdanda How did you guys add XFCE4 to your list of WM's for selection at the GDM/KDM screen, all I have is xfce (which equates to 3.x) I have successfully installed xfce4 and can get it running from the command line but I would like to add it to my list. I remember doing someting like this for fluxbox, but did not document what I did . Thanks for the help
If you don't want to re-install the package, you can add a script in /etc/X11/gdm/Sessions. Name this script Xfce, or whatever you'd like to call it. It will then show up as an entry in GDM.
I have built many packages but linuxpackages openly discourages people without better than cable connections. I found this very discouraging. See below from their site:
Well we had to place this requirement for several reasons. Its just not a matter of bandwidth but also concerns about security and stability. Cable modems have show to be very slow on the upload and the stability is in question. Since most are run in someones home this compounds the issue of it being on all the time. The same holds true for most DSL machines. Also having these services on your home machine in most cases will violate your AUP (acceptable use policy). In the past when we accepted these packages we would be flooded with email's when the machine was down or slow. So it was decided to just not allow this. Most people will not dedicate a machine just for serving package and for stability this is what is needed"
If anyone knows somewhere I can distribute my packages I would like to share. Otherwise I'll eventually post them on my site when I get time to mess with it.