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Old 02-05-2005, 08:12 PM   #1
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fluxbox install, default directory

fluxbox install from bz..

I would really appreciate any input and clarification for the confusion I am having...

I installed Fedora Core 2 on a 933mhz laptop with 256 ram, I find its running sluggish so I'm looking to alternative to the KDE x window manager, I'm going to give fluxbox a whirl in the hopes that it improves performace...

I downloaded the file to root's desktop created a temp directory where I inflated the distro following the doc (yes I rtfm)

$ tar -xzvf fluxbox-<version>.tar.gz
$ ./configure
$ make
# make install

I expected the exec files I needed to be installed to /usr/local/bin/fluxbox or there about they are not, using find several times, and the whereis command, all the files seem to have been copied under the temp file I created to inflate the bz. (under root's desktop)

first question, I did not specify any directories where the program was to be installed, I assumed it would be installed somewhere under /usr/local somewhere...

must I ./configure and make in the directory where I want the install, or should I have used some switch?

I certainly do not want to run flux from under the Destop of root, but I did not install as a rpm, I know no way to easily "uninstall" and install to the right directory. I'm also hesitant to simply move the flux file hierarchy to under /user/local/bin/fluxbox because I noticed two other places files were writen/copied to.


? Am I safe in deleting all these files under the root's desktop and deleting these two other files and starting again, and more generally how can I clean up installs that are installed *not* using an rpm manager. I'm not sure how/if/ or where config setting were written too by this install.

thanks in advance for any feedback,

Last edited by pr0be; 02-05-2005 at 08:13 PM.
Old 02-05-2005, 10:16 PM   #2
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The default installation prefix is /usr/local, meaning the binary should be put in /usr/local/bin.

The executable itself should be named fluxbox. So, do ls -l /usr/local/fluxbox. If you get an error, then something went wrong in either the "make" step, "make install" step, or both.

Just for reference, I tested fluxbox-0.9.11, but the default installation prefix shouldn't change much (if ever at all).


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