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Old 09-23-2003, 10:24 PM   #1
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window managers-please dont flame me,lol

Is there any way to install a window manager (fluxbox, windowmaker) without a C compiler installed?
Old 09-23-2003, 10:40 PM   #2
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Sure, grab an RPM or a pre-packed version for your distro (saw your back to RH, there should be some on your CD's or the FTP). You've also got things like Synaptic that work with RPM's, no need to have GCC (a C compiler) for that.

Old 09-23-2003, 11:08 PM   #3
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OOHhhhhh.... so i dont need a compiler for rpms but i do need one for tar.gz files? if so how can i get a compiler installed without using the RH package installer program?

saw your back to redhat
LOL, i couldnt get slack installed

thanks masterc
Old 09-24-2003, 03:23 AM   #4
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rpm is already a binary file

I think there is a FAQ in linux-general forum


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