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Cyris
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 17, 2002 3:12 pm    Post subject: Question about installing X and Fluxbox instead of X and KDE Reply with quote

I don't really care for KDE that much and was wandering what would be the easiest way to get X and Fluxbox and all that comes with these installed. I see in the Desktop Doc on how to install KDE and X, but that is it. Is their and emerge package for fluxbox too?

Any Help would be great. I don't expect to be spoonfed, so If you could point me to some doc or something that would be great.

Also, I might point out that I have just started my Gentoo install and I am very new to how Gentoo does things compared to RH or MDK.

Thanks,
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 17, 2002 3:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

try this:
export USE="-kde"
// should remove all kde dependencies
emerge xfree
emerge fluxbox
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 17, 2002 4:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

in the future you can just do:

emerge -s [Program]

where program is the name of something you'd like to search for, like fluxbox. This will show you all packages that have [Program] in their name, the most recent version, and if the package is installed, the installed version.
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 17, 2002 4:31 pm    Post subject: Thanks Reply with quote

Thanks, I will give that a try. Just for clarification, the:

export USE="-kde" can be done after the base (step3) install, but before installing X and KDE from the Desktop Doc.

Also, I can issue this command from the command line and not have to put into my /etc/make.conf file correct? Or, would it be best to add that to my /etc/make.conf file?

Sorry for the stupid questions. I have been using Linux for about 3 months and have gotten pretty comfortable with it, but this Gentoo is somewhat of a different beast.

Great tips, I am writing all of this down.

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PostPosted: Wed Apr 17, 2002 5:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sorry about posting in the General Forum. Didn't even see the Desktop Environments forum until just now. :oops:
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 17, 2002 5:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Cyris wrote:
Sorry about posting in the General Forum. Didn't even see the Desktop Environments forum until just now. :oops:


Don't worry about it, I added it about 15 minutes ago. :)
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 17, 2002 6:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

will:

export USE="-kde"

remove xfree also?

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PostPosted: Wed Apr 17, 2002 6:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

nope.

that would be -X or -Xfree ... I'm not sure.
have a look @ /usr/portage/profile/use.desc
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