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Old 06-26-2002, 08:35 AM   #1
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Hi, I am virtually Installing Slackware 8.1 and I have had some issues concerning space and XFree86...

I have it installed and configure and I am looking for some Good XFree86 Applications for it that doesn't require KDE/Gnome or anything odd...

I have tried Mosaic, Netscape (I think Mozilla too) and both time got shared libraries errors... I have Opera working so I have a web browser, but I would like some other X Apps... Like File Editor, File Manager (Nice GUI prefferably =) and things of that nature...

Names themselves would be just fine by me =)
Old 06-27-2002, 07:10 AM   #2
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Well I couldn't name you a list of applications besides telling you to look at and

But to run kde or gnome applications you don't need to install the complete kde/gnome environment. Just need gtk or kdelibs for the applications to run. It might be a good idea to install at least one of the two which will give you a whole range of applications which you can use which are based on these libraries.
You are probably running the version of Opera which is compiled with static libraries. So you'll have a overly large version of Opera. If you install some of the libraries then you can get the version of opera which uses shared libraries to save space.

I know you are worried about limiting space so you don't want to install a bunch of libraries. But I think you will be saving space by installing at least one set of libraries. All the graphic applications can then make use of the same libraries instead of having them statically linked in each executable.
Old 06-27-2002, 08:41 AM   #3
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I think your right, eventually haveing 20-30 apps each with there own libraries inside would equal 60-90 apps using 1 shared library... I see what your saying...

OK, I have just downloaded kde libraries tgz file and qt-copy-3.0.4-xxxx.tgz (I think QT Libraries) Now I get to learn how to install them =)

ANy hints would be good (although these files might install themselves (Slackware tgz files sometimes do...))


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