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ManInSlax 10-04-2009 02:03 PM

Easiest and Most Prefered Way of Installing GNOME in Slackware 13?
 
What is the easiest and most prefered way of installing GNOME in Slackware 13?


Thanks,

ManInSlax

slakmagik 10-04-2009 03:15 PM

From the 10.2 ChangeLog:

Quote:

Originally Posted by volkerdi
gnome/*: Removed from -current, and turned over to community support and
distribution. I'm not going to rehash all the reasons behind this, but it's
been under consideration for more than four years. There are already good
projects in place to provide Slackware GNOME for those who want it, and
these are more complete than what Slackware has shipped in the past. So, if
you're looking for GNOME for Slackware -current, I would recommend looking at
these two projects for well-built packages that follow a policy of minimal
interference with the base Slackware system:

http://gsb.sf.net
http://gware.sf.net

There is also Dropline, of course, which is quite popular. However, due to
their policy of adding PAM and replacing large system packages (like the
entire X11 system) with their own versions, I can't give quite the same sort
of nod to Dropline. Nevertheless, it remains another choice, and it's _your_
system, so I will also mention their project:

http://www.dropline.net/gnome/


ManInSlax 10-04-2009 05:23 PM

Thanks for the info.



Thanks Again,

ManInSlax


PS: I will probably end up going with gsb.

saxa 11-25-2009 10:24 AM

About dropline GNOME the truth is not exactly like Patrick Volkerdig wrote.

Dropline has always replaced some packages supplied by slackware since slackware has built them without gnome support. This is exaclty what others gnome packages also do. So in my humble opinion saying that dropline is the one replacing the system packages is not correct, since others do it as well.

It is true that we add PAM since this adds some functionalities to gnome and especially simplify some admins tasks. But this doesnt make dropline gnome a project which is destroying your system, like many people out there speak.

Just my 2c.

Rgds
Saxa

cwwilson721 11-26-2009 10:31 AM

From what I've been able to figure out so far:


GSB "Replace Packages" link does not work, so I'm NOT going to even start using this version. If they can't/won't tell me what I have to replace first (according to their instructions), I'll be danged if I'll use it. Why is it such a BIG SECRET?
I posted this issue to them over 5 weeks ago, and still no fix. If they don't care, neither will I.

DLG has no info on whether 13/64 is an option. All they talk about is Gnome versions, and I really could care less about that. What version of DLG will work with SW13/64? THAT'S the info I'm interested in, not how cool the next release of gnome is. Where's the info? No info, no install.

And gware does NOT support 13 yet, if ever.

So it looks like gnome is dead for Slackware.

And if these sites are any indication, good riddance

mohaa 11-26-2009 04:55 PM

Gentlemen,
All that noise on replaced packages and PAM stuff in DLG is all flames now...
If there are people standing for that "intrusive versus non-instrusive" debate, you're sure aware that Dropline, as for 2.26, happens to be the Gnome Desktop that replaces less packages.
Also, Dropline Gnome first premiered the 64bits experience on Slamd 12.2, to prepare for the Slackware new 64bit branch.

Work in progress for a Dropline Gnome Desktop on Slackware 13. It takes time for devs to build and sync both archs
When it's out you'll be also informed about replaced packages on the main website
All questions reguarding Dropline are welcome in the dedicated forums as well.

Saluti,

cwwilson721 11-26-2009 05:09 PM

Looks like that answers the OP question...DLG is out, as is gware, since niether have a SW13 compatible version yet.

Looks like GSB is it, 'til the others get on the bandwagon

But until they fix their website, I personally wouldn't bother. If they can't fix a simple link to a text file, who knows what else is borked? Since the site is the first impression, I am left VERY unimpressed, and leery, of GSB.

Of course, you can do as you wish. That's just my 2c worth

hitest 11-26-2009 10:39 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by cwwilson721 (Post 3770755)

Looks like GSB is it, 'til the others get on the bandwagon

But until they fix their website, I personally wouldn't bother. If they can't fix a simple link to a text file, who knows what else is borked? Since the site is the first impression, I am left VERY unimpressed, and leery, of GSB.

I'm not running gnome on slackware, but, I have in the past. I've run dlg, gware and gsb. For me, the one gnome that worked the best was gsb. It has a very good installer that fits well with the slackware way of doing things. Just my :twocents:

tallship 02-28-2010 03:47 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by hitest (Post 3770951)
I'm not running gnome on slackware, but, I have in the past. I've run dlg, gware and gsb. For me, the one gnome that worked the best was gsb. It has a very good installer that fits well with the slackware way of doing things. Just my :twocents:

for the few GNOME apps that are included in gsb beyond what SlackBuilds.org already provides, I don't really bother with GNOME much.

I'm a Thunderbird and 'cough!' pine user (Yes, I still like pine - a lot!), so I don't really consider Evolution except when I need it in the enterprise - and then I usually go with Solaris for that :)

That having been said, gsb is really the route that I've taken in the past with 'playing' with a GNOME install on Slack.

Reasons: Just what the acronym stands for ;)

bart5on 03-07-2011 01:20 PM

Hi! follow site http://www.unixmen.com/linux-tutoria...-slackware-13x
you should see its possible to install gnome in slack 13.
Try this command
Code:

lynx --source http://gnomeslackbuild.org/net-install | bash
chears.


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