Compiling xfce 4.6.2
squisher at xfce.org
Tue Jun 8 16:33:36 CEST 2010
On Tue, Jun 8, 2010 at 4:31 PM, John Culleton <john at wexfordpress.com> wrote:
> On Tuesday 08 June 2010 02:32:41 Derick Centeno wrote:
>> On Mon, 7 Jun 2010 18:46:37 -0500
>> Robby Workman <rw at rlworkman.net> wrote:
>> > On Mon, 7 Jun 2010 19:40:20 -0400
>> > John Culleton <john at wexfordpress.com> wrote:
>> > > I am familiar with the "unzip ./configure make make install"
>> > > sequence for most source software. But xfce has me
> baffled. I
>> > > downloaded the bzip2 version, ran bunzip2 and found a
>> > > dozen of additional bzip2 files in ./src. I don't find any
>> > > or cmake or any other aids to compilation. How does one
> go about
>> > > upgrading on a typical Linux system (Slackware 13.0)?
>> > I've got packages and sources here:
>> > -RW
>> You really don't need anything more elegant than tar to open
>> and other compressed files. Here's my own short list:
>> Note: x= any filename:
>> Opening x.tar.bz2
>> tar xjvf x.tar.bz2
>> Opening x.tar.gz files:
>> tar xzvf x.tar.gz
>> Opening x.gz files:
>> Step 1: gunzip x.gz
>> Step 2: tar xvf x
>> Opening .tar files:
>> tar xvf x.tar
> I have been opening gzipped tar files for a long time now. The
> problem is not unzipping and untarring the files but manipulating
> the results. Most software packages have a make file or a
> ./configure file (to create a make file), or the cmake contraption.
> XFCE has a bakers dozen of individual components in their own
> bzipped files and no global way to compile the whole mess with a
> single command.
That's because the 'whole mess' can be conveniently used in pieces as
well as a all together.
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