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Old 06-05-2004, 12:02 AM   #1
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Trouble Evolution Downloading

Hi. I was trying to download Evolution from and when I run wget -q -O - |sh shows me up:

==> Autodetecting system type...
==> Checking $DISPLAY and X permissions...

The Ximian Desktop Installer is a graphical application, and
either you have no DISPLAY variable set or the root user does not
have permission to access your X server. Run 'xhost +localhost'
before becoming root, and make sure that the DISPLAY variable is
set correctly before running the go-ximian script.

Cleaning up temporary files... done.

What could be wrong?

Im running Slackware 9.1

Thanks a lot.
Old 06-05-2004, 01:13 AM   #2
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well, i suggest u try installing stuff from source. u can get the source from ximian ftp, or better get evolution package from
Old 06-05-2004, 02:41 AM   #3
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Just download it then see what you have

Last edited by DavidPhillips; 06-05-2004 at 02:42 AM.


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