XFCE 4.4 RPM for CentOS 5

Kevin Fenzi kevin at tummy.com
Tue May 15 21:17:56 CEST 2007

On Tue, 15 May 2007 10:04:01 -0700
bjt23 at cornell.edu ("Brian J. Tarricone") wrote:

> On Mon, 14 May 2007 21:58:28 -0700 Kevin Erickson wrote:
> >Hello,


> >
> >I am new to Linux and RPM creation, does anyone know of an effort to
> >package up XFCE 4.4 in an RPM for CentOS 5?  

Yes. The CentOS folks are apparently working on some packages now,
and/or might have them pretty far along. I am trying to see if I can
work with them and build them in the EPEL repository
( http://www.fedoraproject.org/wiki/EPEL ). I want to make sure we
don't have 2 (or more) versions of packages that are not compatible...

> > If not does anyone know
> >of a spec file that I could get a hold of for one of the other
> >distributions of XFCE 4.4RPM in hopes that I could use it as a guide
> >to create the RPM myself? 

All the Fedora spec files are available under cvs.fedora.redhat.com,
but they will surely need some modification for RHEL. 

>> I
> >need to have the ability to do an unattended install of XFCE 4.4 and
> >it would be helpful.  I am more than willing to put some effort in to
> >this, but just need some place to start.

I can let you know what I find out from the CentOS folks... 

> >Sorry if this is the wrong place to post a question like this.  Any
> >help that you can give would be greatly appreciated
> I believe a guy named Kevin Fenzi packages Xfce for Fedora.  If you
> got in touch with him (I believe he lurks on this list, or perhaps
> xfce at xfce.org[1]), I'm sure he'd be happy to share his spec files with
> you.

Yeah, I am on both this list and the xfce at xfce.org list. 

> Otherwise, we do provide spec files for most of our packages in the
> release tarball, but you'll probably have to edit them a bit to get
> them to work properly.  Please send patches if/when you do!

I'd be happy to submit my changes up to you guys, but I fear the fedora
ones are sometimes Fedora specific. It's a pity that
Fedora/SuSE/Mandriva, etc all do things slightly diffrently. 

> 	-brian
> [1] which, btw, is a more correct forum for your question -- this list
> is for Xfce development discussion

Agreed. Sorry for the noise, but I thought I would reply here to end
the thread. ;) 


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