Problem with FC1-Xfce4-RPM-Packages

Andy Choens dru at
Fri May 28 04:56:31 CEST 2004

I think I finally figured out what your problem is!  I looked at your
pictures, but didn't pick up on this.  I'm sorry.  Like I said before, I
upgraded a FC1 box to FC2.  I have had a hard time getting the xfce
themes to look right in FC2.  RH messed something up because they used
to look fine when I had FC1 installed.  In fact, the really great themes
are one of the reasons I like XFCE4.

I'm going to compare the themes RH provides against the stock XFCE4
themes, to see if they fiddled with anything.  It seems like they
squared everything out to make it look more like Blue Curve.  Which,
although I REALLY like bluecurve, thhey should not have done that.  I
don't think the problem is in the compilation of the gtk-engine because
I've got some other gtk2 themes installed on my computer and they look
just fine.  Just make sure the theme you are using plays well with

Sorry this took me so long to figure out.  I should have figured out
what you were talking about sooner.

I was wrong, there are some deps that aren't on the 4th CD.  I would
either just down-load them OR, heck, put all the xfce rpms into a file
on your hard drive.  Copy the deps into the same drive and run a single
rpm -ivh *.  Then , delete the rpms.  It's really not that hard.

As someone suggested, we probably should file a bug with RH/Fedora,
since they really goofed this up.

On Thu, 2004-05-27 at 14:02, exs wrote:
> Am Do, den 27.05.2004 schrieb Chuck Mead um 16:59:
> > Paul M. Bucalo said:
> > > On Wed, 2004-05-26 at 11:30, Andy Choens wrote:
> > >> If you try to install the FC1 XFCE packages on a FC2 box, it will
> > >> probably cause you lots of grief.  I never saw any packages for FC1
> > >> beyond 4.0.3, which has issues with GTK 2.4.
> > >>
> > >> If you have FC2 and want to use XFCE (which of course you do) use the
> > >> rpms on the 4th FC2 CD.  They work great!  They are XFCE 4.0.5, which I
> > >> believe is still the newest stable release.
> > >
> > > I just followed your recommendation, but it may be worth noting that the
> > > files provided are scattered among the last three CD's, not just on the
> > > 4th one. And as hard as I have looked, I can't find on any of the CD's
> > > the 'xfce4-*' modules. Assuming that I didn't want to compile my own
> > > from source, what other builds are safe to use on FC2? RH9 or FC1?
> > 
> > I do not understand why you would not want to simply use yum to install
> > xfce4 out of the base? Yum will pick up all the deps and install them to.
> Is my englisch so bed? I get designfailures installing from yum, because
> all repositories contain only xfce4packages for fc1 but not for fc2!!!!
> > 
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