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Old 03-18-2005, 08:23 AM   #1
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Question Fluxbox

Hello guys

I'm very new to linux and now my question is....I use mandrake at home and it seems to be very easy as it has a nice graphical interface where we need to click etc in gnome...

Now at the universite, we do have solaris 2.6 installed in the computer labs and there...there is CDE which seems to be less attractive...
My question is I would like to install the fluxbox but when trying to install the latest, I get error msgs... Does anyone know which version to install and also can anyone provide me with the details of how to proceed with the installation as I'm not a super user there...

Old 03-18-2005, 08:54 AM   #2
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What error messages do you get? That's always the first place to look.

If you don't have root access, you will probably not be able to install from a precompiled binary package. Installing from source you would need configure it to install into a user-writeable directory, such as your HOME:

/path/to/configure --prefix=/home/evilangel/fluxbox
make install

I'm just guessing about this, though, since i don't know anything about Solaris. You'll get better assistance in the Solaris forum.
Old 03-18-2005, 12:09 PM   #3
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Smile Thnx mikshaw

Thnx Mikshaw

I was getting an error like autoconf x.x version required when I tried to install the latest release of the fluxbox. Also something like cannot write to /usr/... so i guess I need the super user access for this but I have not tried the --prefix..., I'll try it when I'll go to uni and then let you know, thnx


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