What is the build order of Xfce 4.2.2 from source?

Justin Elshadii at carolina.rr.com
Sun Jun 26 19:55:04 CEST 2005

Brett wrote:

>Am trying to give a Xfce a try for the first time. The docs on the web
>site say to build in this order:
>   1. xfce4-dev-tools
>   2. libxfce4util
>   3. libxfcegui4
>   4. libxfce4mcs
>   5. xfce-mcs-manager
>   6. all other modules (you have to install xfce4 panel before compiling
>panel plugins).
>But the source does not include xfce4-dev-tools. So thinking that this was
>just an out of date document I just tried to build the minimum without the
>   1. libxfce4util
>   2. libxfcegui4
>   3. libxfce4mcs
>   4. xfce-mcs-manager
>It all seemed to build fine but the startxfce4 binary was not built. After
>some investigation I see that the xfce-utils source has this so I built
>that next. But running startxfce4 quits with some error about a missing
>font as far as I can tell. But just to be sure what is the correct build
>order or where can I find the xfce4-dev-tools source if it still exists?
>Is the xfce-utils now the replacement for the xfce4-dev-tools? Help.
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