Gnome and KDE from ports

Andy Fawcett andy at
Thu Jun 16 11:01:32 GMT 2005

On Thursday 16 June 2005 13:41, Michael Nottebrock wrote:
> On Tuesday, 14. June 2005 21:02, Adam Stroud wrote:
> > All:
> >
> > I am attempting to install both KDE and Gnome from the ports on
> > FreeBSD-Stable.  I have KDE installed with no problems.  However, when
> > I try to install Gnome from the ports, the build process complains
> > that xscreensaver is installed via the xscreensaver-kde port.
> Complains how?

Gnome explicitly wants the xscreensaver-gnome port, and there's a conflict 
against xcsreensaver.

Solution is to install gnome first (on a system without any xscreensaver port) 
and then KDE. KDE will automatically use xcreensaver-gnome if it is 
installed, rather than the plain one.


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