Xfce and FC2 (installs, but not fully functional?)

Gerry Tool gstool at earthlink.net
Wed May 19 14:14:57 UTC 2004

Nicu Buculei wrote:
> Gerry Tool wrote:
>> Nicu Buculei wrote:
>>> how am i supposed to install Xfce in FC2? (without installing 
>>> everything)
> [snip]
>> I copied all the xfce*.rpm files from CD4 to a directory and did an 
>> rpm -Uvh *.rpm to install XFce.  It installed fine and it now appears 
>> in the session menu.
>> However, when I run it, I get a message window that says:
>> "Your window manager does not seem to support the new window manager 
>> hints as defined on http:/www.freedesktop.org.  Some XFce features may 
>> not work as intended."
> this is because you have *not* copied all needed RPMs! you left out the 
> window manager xfwm4.rpm...
> exactly this was my complaint: how am i supposed to know that xfwm4 is 
> the window manager for xfce?
> is not a dependency, because xfce can work without it (if we can call 
> this "work") and yum will not automatically install it as dependency.
> also note xffm.rpm - the file manager, probably xfsprogs (don't know if 
> is needed) and all libxfce*.rpm and xfdesktop.rpm
Thanks.  That got me a long ways.  However, when I try to install xffm 
and xffm-icons, I get the following dependency:

[root at gstpc rpms]# rpm -Uvh xffm*.rpm
error: Failed dependencies:
         dbh >= 1.0 is needed by xffm-4.0.5-1
         libdbh-1.0.so.1 is needed by xffm-4.0.5-1

I haven't tried to find out what I need yet - any hint would be helpful.

The complete set of rpms I installed (or tried) is:

[root at gstpc xfce]# ls
libxfce4mcs-4.0.5-2.i386.rpm             xfce-mcs-plugins-4.0.5-2.i386.rpm
libxfce4mcs-devel-4.0.5-2.i386.rpm       xfce-utils-4.0.5-1.i386.rpm
libxfce4util-4.0.5-1.i386.rpm            xfdesktop-4.0.5-2.i386.rpm
libxfce4util-devel-4.0.5-1.i386.rpm      xffm-4.0.5-1.i386.rpm
libxfcegui4-4.0.5-1.i386.rpm             xffm-icons-4.0.5-1.i386.rpm
libxfcegui4-devel-4.0.5-1.i386.rpm       xfsprogs-2.6.13-1.i386.rpm
xfce4-panel-4.0.5-2.i386.rpm             xfwm4-4.0.5-2.i386.rpm
xfce-mcs-manager-4.0.5-1.i386.rpm        xfwm4-themes-4.0.5-1.noarch.rpm

I found the libxfce* rpms on CD3.

Gerry Tool

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