FC-4 installation -

Bob Goodwin bobgoodwin at att.net
Sat Jul 9 22:49:40 CEST 2005

Thanks for the information Matt.  I never used  yum "group" before, a 
new one for me but it seems to work as you describe.  However after 
collecting more than half the rpm's it quits with error messages, tries 
different mirrors, and stops.  I assume some of the servers are busy 
presently and I'll  try again later.  From all indications I expect it 
will work.

I will keep a copy of this message with my "Linux notes."

Guess I need to go through the yum doc's and see what other commands are 
there that I haven't used.  I usually just ask it to "update" and that 
may be why I had little success.  I had examined the various 
repositories manually and know that there's a lot of stuff there that 
yumex and synaptic are not listing for me?


Bob Goodwin   Zuni, Virginia    [not related to Zuni, NM]

Matt Thompson wrote:

> Bob Goodwin wrote:
>> Can anyone tell me exactly what to download, where to find it, and 
>> how to install xfce on my FC-4 system?
> For FC4, you'll need Fedora Extras.  Luckily, it is enabled by default 
> in FC4.  To be sure, when you do a "yum check-update" or the like, 
> Extras should be one of the repos it checks.  If not (I think upgrades 
> may not enable it?), copy the FC3 lines here:
> http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Extras/UsingExtras
> into a file in /etc/yum.repos.d/ and they should work for FC4.
> Now what you need are the Xfce packages.  I'm going to have you check 
> some things, because I don't have access to my FC4 box, so what I tell 
> you will be general.
> First, as root, run "yum grouplist".  Now, if all goes well, at the 
> bottom of "Available Groups" there should be XFCE and XFCE Development 
> groups.  If so, yay!  Run "yum groupinstall XFCE" or whatever Xfce is 
> listed as (it was all caps in FC3) and grab the Development if you 
> wish as well with 'yum groupinstall "XFCE Software Development"'.
> Now, that said, you will still miss some packages that you may as well 
> grab.  If so, I'd grab a GUI like yumex (yum install yumex):
> http://linux.rasmil.dk/cms/modules/wfsection/article.php?articleid=1
> Then, the ones you are missing mainly start with xfce4- and are things 
> like appfinder, etc., and also I'd grab gtk-xfce-engine.  To see the 
> ones not in the Xfce groups, look here and search for, say, "xf":
> http://fedoraproject.org/extras/4/i386/repodata/repoview/__nogroup__.group.html 
> Hopefully this will work.
> Matt

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