how can i install gnome2 through console
ananias at africaonline.com.na
Fri Nov 9 08:02:07 PST 2007
Ohhh yah that was usefull and I re-installed freebsd desktop wich is very
easy I don thing this BSD desktop is for the administration by the way, u
guys does anyone have UNIX exercise that one can use to practice coz I ran
out of exercises on wht else to do am willing to learn am use to CCNA so I
real need focusing areas on UNIX and what is the best EXAM to write about
UNIX for the beginners?
From: Adam J Richardson [mailto:fatman at crackmonkey.us]
Sent: Friday, November 09, 2007 1:37 PM
To: jamesh at lanl.gov
Cc: bh at izb.knu.ac.kr; questions at freebsd.org; ananias at africaonline.com.na
Subject: Re: how can i install gnome2 through console
James A. Harrison wrote:
>> On Wed, 2007-10-24 at 23:06 +0900, Byung-Hee HWANG wrote:
>>> On Wed, 2007-10-24 at 12:30 +0200, Ananias Uushona wrote:
>>>> I was installing gnome2 through x interface but I realize that its
>>> very hard
>>>> especially to beginners but I got it right is that I did n't have the
>>>> hardware names and specifications right now I want to do it
>>> automatically so
>>>> it can detect the automatically so where do I begin to install it
>>>> console should I remove xorg packages or what first
>>> Please use pkg_add/pkg_delete instead of ports. It's very easy. That's
>>> all the way I install/remove gnome2. Of course it works through console.
>> For install, at the command prompt type this command as root:
>> pkg_add -v -r gnome2-lite
> However! There is a caveat here.
> I'd say, sure, use pkg_add at first, because it's simple. However, bear in
> mind that ports exist. And also bear in mind that you cannot mix packages
> and ports, unless you want an inconsistent system.
> Ports are well worth learning. I remember when I started using them, they
> were confusing. But after I got used to them, I never, ever used/use
> anything other than ports. They start making sense after a while ;)
I agree with James. I use portinstall which makes compiling everything a
snap. Other people prefer different methods though. Compiling something
large like Gnome takes a while, though. If you don't have the time go
One thing that does bug me about the compiling process is that just
occasionally distcc will throw a wobbler about something and I have no
clue how to fix it. :^) I think perhaps distcc is just a little buggy.
But that's a thread for another mailing list.
Ananias [hi, by the way!], just to answer your question, do not remove
Xorg as you will need it to support Gnome.
Adam J Richardson
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