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Old 11-13-2005, 03:53 PM   #1
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Garnome install help needed

I'm a bit of a Linux newb, and I'm trying to prepare my system to build and install garnome. I'm reading the README and some of the instructions are a bit confusing and vague.
How do I configure GARNOME?
All the local settings are kept in Here are the most
useful ones:

GARCHIVEDIR: If you've downloaded the tarball collection already,
point this to the directory your tarballs are in. Example:

GARCHIVEDIR = /home/pd/src/garnome/DOWNLOAD
Does this mean that if I extract the garnome.tar.gz file to /home/user/garnome, to point GARCHIVEDIR to /home/user/garnome?
If you would like to build GARNOME so that all of your users can
use it, please set main_prefix to something sane like '/opt',
'/opt/gnome-$VERSION' or '/usr/local/garnome'
and then adapt the
configuration accordingly
What does "sane" mean? What do they mean by "adapt the configuration accordingly"?
Use a dedicated 'build' user rather than
the root account, who should own this directory. This is the *only*
step that needs root privileges.
What is a dedicated build user, and how do I make one?

I apologize for the length of my post, but I tried doing this by just running make paranoid-install and I obviously failed miserably.


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