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Old 10-05-2014, 02:53 AM   #1
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L package group description


Hi,

Here's a tiny bug report. In the Slackware installer, the PACKAGE GROUPS SELECTION screen describes the L group as:

Code:
L - System Libraries (needed by KDE, GNOME, X, and more)
I suggest changing this into:

Code:
L - System Libraries (needed by KDE, Xfce, X, and more)
Cheers,

Niki
 
Old 10-05-2014, 04:30 AM   #2
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Not to nitpick, but wouldn't Xfce fall under "more"?
 
Old 10-05-2014, 04:42 AM   #3
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Well, there are actually two slightly different descriptions for the L series.

In the file /usr/lib/setup/SeTPKG of the initrd:
Code:
"L" "System Libraries (some needed by both KDE and GNOME)" "on" "The L series contains libraries needed by GNOME, KDE, and other programs."
In the file /isolinux/setpkg (used in case of installation from FTP/HTTP server):
Code:
"L" "System Libraries (needed by KDE, GNOME, X, and more)" on "The L series contains important libraries needed by the rest of the system."
That said, I assume that the description mentions GNOME in case it makes a comeback, and also maybe (I didn't check) because GNOME, that can still be installed through third party packages, does need some of the libraries in L.

If a gnome sub directory exists in the packages source main directory, it will still be proposed. In SeTPKG:
Code:
if [ -d $DS/gnome -o "$DS" = "" ]; then
cat << EOF >> $TMP/tmpscript
"GNOME" "The GNOME desktop for X" on "The GNOME series contains the GNOME desktop environment and related libraries." \\
EOF
fi
This is consistent with /usr/bin/xwmconfig:
Code:
# Then, we add GNOME:
if [ -r $T_PX/etc/X11/xinit/xinitrc.gnome ]; then
  echo "\"xinitrc.gnome\" \"`gettext "GNU Network Object Model Environment"`\" \\" >> $TMP/tmpscript.sh
fi
All that said, you are allowed to discard that lucubration and wait for an official answer from Pat

Last edited by Didier Spaier; 10-05-2014 at 11:02 AM. Reason: wrong quoting fixed (switch between two files).
 
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