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Old 09-24-2003, 01:55 AM   #1
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Red face Help in installing Enlightenment!

Hello guys,

I have tried to install enlightenment for the past two days and have not even succeded in installing the rpm. Here is what I did..

1) Downloaded the enlightenment rpm from enlightenment

2) I then downloaded the three required libraries and compiled them. They are now installed correctly as when I gice slocate they are present.

3) When I type rpm -i enlightenment-0.16.5-1.i386.rpm I get
error: Failed dependencies:
fnlib >= 0.5 is needed by enlightenment-0.16.5-1 is needed by enlightenment-0.16.5-1 is needed by enlightenment-0.16.5-1

So what to do?
Old 09-24-2003, 02:11 AM   #2
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If you installed the libs from source they wont be in the rpm db so rpm wont even have a clue about them.
You could use the "locate" command to make sure the libs are present, you may have to add their location to /etc/ and run "ldconfig".
After that try installing the enlightenment rpm with the --nodeps option and see if it runs
Old 09-24-2003, 05:44 AM   #3
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Yes, now I have installed enlightenment and it boots into it, but the problem is that the graphics suck. It is not like the ads on the web site, AND the display is full of zig-zag lines. I think you have to configure somewhere to get a good display, or I have screwed the installation somehow. Even the themes do not draw out correctly, and only the currently selected option of the menu is visible correctly, if at all.

So, how do you make it more presentable?
Old 09-24-2003, 07:22 PM   #4
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I had the same problems as UltimaGuy.

I tried what m0rl0ck said to do:
Added the location to /etc/ and ran ldconfig, tried to install again, no dice, still failing dependencies.
Tried to install with --nodeps and it seems to work... I couldn't find it when I tried to select at login... tried the --nodeps again and it says it's already installed...

is there something i'm totally missing?

I've been at this for a couple hours now so I'm kinda ... off.
Old 09-24-2003, 08:19 PM   #5
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11 pages of threads on installing Enlightenment, including some especially for Redhat............
Old 09-24-2003, 08:43 PM   #6
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sweet, thanks


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