7.2-RC2 Install Feedback

Mehmet Erol Sanliturk m.e.sanliturk at gmail.com
Thu Apr 30 18:50:24 UTC 2009

On Thu, Apr 30, 2009 at 12:55 PM, Ken Smith <kensmith at cse.buffalo.edu>wrote:

> On Thu, 2009-04-30 at 08:55 -0500, Jon Loeliger wrote:

> This basic issue (package conflicts) has been becoming more and more of
> a problem.  It's not likely we can do anything about it this time around
> but we'll think a bit more about what to include on the media going
> forwards.  I also found Gnome2 and KDE4 are mutually exclusive due to
> package conflicts, you need to select one or the other.
> --
>                                                Ken Smith
> - From there to here, from here to      |       kensmith at cse.buffalo.edu
>  there, funny things are everywhere.   |
>                      - Theodore Geisel |

I am using always Gnome in FreeBSD  ( because KDE in 7.0 was opening forms
of executables just like  X , and for multiple docked forms this was very
annoying) .

During installations , I am selecting both Gnome and KDE because some
packages are inserted only into KDE menus . If the KDE is not selected ,
those packages are not available in Gnome menus , and they should be
inserted into Gnome menus one by one ( for me , this is a difficult task ,
because it requires to find proper executable to insert it into menu ) .

Within package installation logic , checking not only KDE or Gnome presence
but both will eliminate requirement of KDE for Gnome because package
executable names will appear also in Gnome menus .

In /etc/rc.conf , it is possible to specify gnome_enable , but for KDE ,
there is no such possibility
( with respect to my present knowledge , but I checked Handbook just now ,
there is no such a definition ) .
Making available KDE_enable in /etc/rc.conf would be useful , also . The
users easily may select any of them .

Thank you very much .

Mehmet Erol Sanliturk

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