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Old 03-04-2005, 07:18 AM   #1
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How to remove fvwm2


Hi,

I want to remove the the default fvwm and install the last version fvwm 2.5.12. Everytime that install fvwm 2.5.12 appear the default version. How do I fix it.

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Old 03-04-2005, 07:42 AM   #2
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to remove a package, you can use pkgtool or the command removepkg.

first find the name of the installed package with:

ls /var/log/packages/fvwm*

this returns :

/var/log/packages/fvwm-2.4.19-i486-4

then remove it with :

#removepkg fvwm-2.4.19-i486-4

if you want to install a newer version then use upgadepkg.
it will remove the old package and install the new one.
just use :

#upgradepkg fvwm-<rest-of the name>.tgz

and you're done.

egag
 
Old 03-04-2005, 10:06 AM   #3
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I am sure you can also use pkgtool.
 
Old 03-04-2005, 10:26 AM   #4
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Remove the package as mentioned above. To install the new version I recommend you use the Slackware build script (available from the source archives on Slackware mirrors). I think you may have to modify it to point to the source directory.

Have a great time with fvwm. It is really fantastic.
 
Old 03-04-2005, 10:48 AM   #5
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thanks you, very much.

I have started again with linux. it is almost from scratch. to coffedrinker, can you give more details about how to build, because I downloaded fvwm-2.5.12-i486-1jim.tgz. In order to learn I will like to try your suggestion.

Again thanks to all of you.
 
Old 03-04-2005, 11:15 AM   #6
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Well, you can go ahead and use that package to get going. I built my own with the script mentioned. Here is a link for the script for Slackware 10.1

ftp://ftp.biochem.uthscsa.edu/pub/li...vwm.SlackBuild

Edit the file to change the version line. I think I also had to change the line that decompressed the source code because it was it was not a tarball. Or you could decompress and recompress the source file. Then run the script and you will have the latest version (a beta, but I use it) build exactly the same way that Pat builds it.

Hope that helps.
 
Old 03-04-2005, 11:45 AM   #7
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Here's some setup info on fvwm:

http://headthirst.com/fvwm.shtml
 
Old 03-05-2005, 05:57 PM   #8
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Hi coffeedrinker and egag

I followed your instructions and still I have fvwm. Tell. thereis any problem with version 10.1? because it is impossible to upgrade. I have tried first to upgrade it and do not work then i have reinstalled slack and tried first removing the package and then installpkg the new version. In both situations I have had the same situation when I do xwmconfig and the startx I have the default version of Fvwm

Thanks in advance
 
Old 03-05-2005, 06:05 PM   #9
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are you sure it's a newer version then...?
strange.....

and after you "upgrade " what does :

ls /var/log /packages/fvwm*

give...?

is the new one installed ?

egag
 
Old 03-05-2005, 06:24 PM   #10
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Hi egag,

I did a new installation of slack 10.1 (twice) and do not appear Alsa. I think I will download Slack 10. or I will try Ubuntu.

Thanks for your help folks you are great
 
Old 03-05-2005, 06:26 PM   #11
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If you uninstall the old package and then use the build script making sure you have the latest source code then you cannot possible have the old version.
 
Old 03-05-2005, 06:36 PM   #12
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Quote:
Originally posted by nacha
Hi egag,

I did a new installation of slack 10.1 (twice) and do not appear Alsa. I think I will download Slack 10. or I will try Ubuntu.

Thanks for your help folks you are great
well...nobody can say what's best for you, ( sure not me... )
all i know is that some things in Slackware might not run ok at first install,
but it's allways possible to get it working.

if sound is not ok.....did you set alsa-mixer ?
it's all muted by default.

( to set , run "alsamixer "(push up all levels ): then alsactl store )

egag
 
Old 03-05-2005, 10:07 PM   #13
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Hi egag,

I reinstall Salck 10.0 Iwill continue my learning process with Slack. I think Slack 10.1 has some problems everything is working well under version 10.
 
  


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