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Old 11-08-2002, 06:30 AM   #1
Bahamut Zer0
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Dropline install problem

Im running into a problem trying to do a local install of Dropline Gnome. Ive downloaded all the files from the sourceforge ftp and put them in my /var/cache/dropline-installer as per the README file that comes with the dropline installer package. I run dropline-installer --install-local and it tells me all required libraries have been found and installation is sucessful. in actual fact, NONE of the packages have been installed, and a new file (not folder) has been created in my /var/cache/dropline-installer directory called 'DroplineFiles'.

Ive run this through over and over and im nearly 100% certain i havnt screwed up somewhere. Ive even burnt off the files to cd and run --install-cd and it tells me the same result- install sucess. (but no files acessed from cd or installed) A normal install (install from internet) is not an option for me, my linux box a) has no network card and b) ive only 56k acess. Any help greatly appreciated.
Old 11-08-2002, 08:23 AM   #2
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Have you tried installing them with pkgtool?
Old 11-08-2002, 08:36 AM   #3
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Not as of yet, no. Do I need to install them one-by-one in some sort of order, or just all of them in no particular order?

A little more investigation- when I run the -upgrade (-local or -cd)switches, I get the dependency check (ok) and then a 'welcome the the dropline GNOME upgrade system' but it drops me back to the prompt...weird.
Old 11-08-2002, 08:48 AM   #4
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Try downloading the dropline-installer again, you might have got a borked copy.
Old 11-15-2002, 09:47 PM   #5
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HI I got the same problem with u. however I cheated the installation. I create a script from the file list I downloaded from Gnome Dropline site and I create this script. Put them on the /var/cache/dropfile-installer/DroplieFiles and run it. It just a shell script that rung installpkg for all the downloaded tgz's try it coz it work for me :-)

However I cannot get my nautilus to browse samba using smb:///windows-box-name method , please help


installpkg expat-dropline-1.95.4-i386-1.tgz
installpkg Python-dropline-2.2.1-i386-1.tgz
installpkg fam-dropline-2.6.9-i386-1.tgz
installpkg freetype-dropline-
installpkg cabextract-dropline-0.6-i386-1.tgz
installpkg webfonts-dropline-1.0-i386-2.tgz
installpkg gtk-doc-dropline-0.9-i386-1.tgz
installpkg glib-dropline-2.0.7-i386-1.tgz
installpkg pango-dropline-1.0.5-i386-2.tgz
installpkg atk-dropline-1.0.3-i386-1.tgz
installpkg gtk+-dropline-2.0.8-i386-1.tgz
installpkg libxml2-dropline-2.4.26-i386-1.tgz
installpkg libxslt-dropline-1.0.22-i386-1.tgz
installpkg docbook-dropline-4.1.2-i386-1.tgz
installpkg libglade-dropline-2.0.1-i386-1.tgz
installpkg libart_lgpl-dropline-2.3.10-i386-1.tgz
installpkg libgnomecanvas-dropline-2.0.4-i386-1.tgz
installpkg libIDL-dropline-0.8.0-i386-1.tgz
installpkg linc-dropline-0.5.4-i386-1.tgz
installpkg ORBit2-dropline-2.4.3-i386-1.tgz
installpkg intltool-dropline-0.22-i386-1.tgz
installpkg gnome-common-dropline-1.2.4-i386-1.tgz
installpkg GConf-dropline-1.2.1-i386-1.tgz
installpkg bonobo-activation-dropline-1.0.3-i386-1.tgz
installpkg libbonobo-dropline-2.0.1-i386-1.tgz
installpkg gnome-mime-data-dropline-2.0.1-i386-1.tgz
installpkg gnome-vfs-dropline-2.0.4-i386-1.tgz
installpkg audiofile-dropline-0.2.3-i386-1.tgz
installpkg esound-dropline-0.2.29-i386-1.tgz
installpkg libgnome-dropline-2.0.5-i386-2.tgz
installpkg libbonoboui-dropline-
installpkg libgnomeui-dropline-2.0.5-i386-1.tgz
installpkg libgnomeprint-dropline-1.116.1-i386-1.tgz
installpkg libgnomeprintui-dropline-1.116.0-i386-1.tgz
installpkg gail-dropline-0.17-i386-1.tgz
installpkg at-spi-dropline-1.0.2-i386-1.tgz
installpkg libgail-gnome-dropline-1.0.1-i386-1.tgz
installpkg scrollkeeper-dropline-0.3.11-i386-3.tgz
installpkg libgtop-dropline-2.0.0-i386-1.tgz
installpkg glade-dropline-1.1.2-i386-1.tgz
installpkg gnome-desktop-dropline-2.0.9-i386-1.tgz
installpkg eel-dropline-2.0.7-i386-1.tgz
installpkg librsvg-dropline-2.0.1-i386-1.tgz
installpkg nautilus-dropline-2.0.7-i386-1.tgz
installpkg libgtkhtml-dropline-2.0.2-i386-1.tgz
installpkg gnet-dropline-1.1.5-i386-1.tgz
installpkg yelp-dropline-1.0.6-i386-1.tgz
installpkg eog-dropline-1.0.3-i386-1.tgz
installpkg libwnck-dropline-0.18-i386-1.tgz
installpkg gnome-panel-dropline-2.0.10-i386-2.tgz
installpkg gnome-session-dropline-2.0.8-i386-2.tgz
installpkg gnome-applets-dropline-2.0.3-i386-1.tgz
installpkg control-center-dropline-
installpkg gnome-utils-dropline-2.0.5-i386-1.tgz
installpkg libzvt-dropline-2.0.1-i386-1.tgz
installpkg vte-dropline-0.9.2-i386-1.tgz
installpkg gnome-terminal-dropline-2.0.1-i386-4.tgz
installpkg gnome-games-dropline-2.0.4-i386-1.tgz
installpkg gnome-media-dropline-
installpkg gnome-system-monitor-dropline-2.0.2-i386-1.tgz
installpkg metacity-dropline-2.4.3-i386-1.tgz
installpkg xscreensaver-dropline-4.0.6-i386-2.tgz
installpkg gedit-dropline-2.0.5-i386-1.tgz
installpkg gdm-dropline-
installpkg bug-buddy-dropline-2.2.0-i386-1.tgz
installpkg gconf-editor-dropline-0.3.1-i386-1.tgz
installpkg gnome2-user-docs-dropline-2.0.1-i386-1.tgz
installpkg gftp-dropline-2.0.13-i386-1.tgz
installpkg drivel-dropline-0.8.0-i386-1.tgz
installpkg gnomeicu-dropline-0.98.111-i386-2.tgz
installpkg gcalctool-dropline-4.1.9-i386-1.tgz
installpkg gthumb-dropline-1.103-i386-1.tgz
installpkg xchat-dropline-1.9.3-i386-1.tgz
installpkg metacity-setup-dropline-0.7.1-i386-1.tgz
installpkg gtk-engines-dropline-1.9.0-i386-1.tgz
installpkg gtk-crux-engine-dropline-1.9.3-i386-1.tgz
installpkg gtk-mist-engine-dropline-0.5-i386-1.tgz
installpkg gtk-xfce-engine-dropline-2.0.8-i386-1.tgz
installpkg gnome-themes-dropline-1.0.1-i386-1.tgz
installpkg gnome-audio-dropline-1.4.0-i386-1.tgz
installpkg ggv-dropline-1.99.95-i386-1.tgz
installpkg ghex-dropline-1.99.2-i386-1.tgz
installpkg gnome-vfs-extras-dropline-
installpkg libmikmod-dropline-3.1.10-i386-1.tgz
installpkg xmms-dropline-1.2.7-i386-2.tgz
installpkg libdvdcss-dropline-1.2.2-i386-2.tgz
installpkg libdvdread-dropline-0.9.3-i386-2.tgz
installpkg libdvdnav-dropline-0.1.3-i386-2.tgz
installpkg xine-lib-dropline-0.9.13-i386-1.tgz
installpkg xine-ui-dropline-0.9.13-i386-1.tgz
installpkg xine-dvdnav-dropline-0.9.13-i386-2.tgz
installpkg lame-dropline-3.92-i386-1.tgz
installpkg mad-dropline-0.14.2-i386-1.tgz
installpkg gstreamer-dropline-0.4.1-i386-1.tgz
installpkg gst-plugins-dropline-0.4.1-i386-2.tgz
installpkg monkey-media-dropline-
installpkg rhythmbox-dropline-
installpkg system-tray-applet-dropline-0.15-i386-1.tgz
installpkg gaim-dropline-0.59.92-i386-1.tgz
installpkg libgsf-dropline-1.5.0-i386-1.tgz
installpkg gal2-dropline-0.0.7-i386-1.tgz
installpkg gnumeric-dropline-1.1.11-i386-1.tgz
installpkg file-roller-dropline-2.0.4-i386-1.tgz
installpkg gimp-dropline-1.3.9-i386-1.tgz
installpkg Xft-dropline-2.0.0-i386-2.tgz
installpkg fontconfig-dropline-1.0.1-i386-2.tgz
installpkg mozilla-dropline-1.1.90-i386-1.tgz

#end of file..

Hope it work for you all coz Dropline is drop dead georgeus
Old 11-16-2002, 01:35 AM   #6
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Yeah, I got it right after I saw Aussie's screenshot of it. I really like it, seems like a decent Gnome, still a flux guy, but when I want to get all oopy goopy I'll use dropline now.

The only problem I am having is with my Galeon now, it really borked it, and I cannot access https sites, tells me something about a "security" package or something. Anyway, just thought I'd thrown in my 2 cents here

Old 11-16-2002, 06:00 AM   #7
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Can someone who installed dropline and GTK+-2 try to download Evidence file manager, and compile it please? I can't finish off my GTK+-2 lib installation, and i can't figure out why...
Anyway, If someone has time to download and compile Evidence, and show off some screenshots i'll be very grateful, the screenshots on the homepage don't show much.
Anyway here's the URL:
Old 11-17-2002, 07:45 AM   #8
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heh, I was thinking of making a script like yours laikos, i was just preparing myself for the unholy cut-n-paste ritual

Of course, i realised this after doing a half-arsed install of dropline. I just went 'installpkg *' and watched as a dozen or so packages failed dependencies, then went 'installpkg *' again. None of the packages complained that time, and gnome is....running. Stable too.

As for nautilus & smb, I cant help your there im afraid. Im not running samba, so dont know if im getting the same problem (no network card in my box till next week)


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