cvs commit: BLFS/BOOK/introduction/welcome changelog.xml

larry at larry at
Tue Oct 22 15:22:20 PDT 2002

larry       02/10/22 15:22:20

  Modified:    BOOK     index.xml
               BOOK/gnome gnome-intro.xml
               BOOK/introduction/welcome changelog.xml
  expand gnome introduction
  Revision  Changes    Path
  1.87      +2 -2      BLFS/BOOK/index.xml
  Index: index.xml
  RCS file: /home/cvsroot/BLFS/BOOK/index.xml,v
  retrieving revision 1.86
  retrieving revision 1.87
  diff -u -r1.86 -r1.87
  --- index.xml	22 Oct 2002 00:29:46 -0000	1.86
  +++ index.xml	22 Oct 2002 22:22:19 -0000	1.87
  @@ -2,8 +2,8 @@
   <!DOCTYPE book PUBLIC "-//OASIS//DTD DocBook XML V4.1.2//EN" 
   			"/usr/share/docbook/docbookx.dtd" [
  -<!ENTITY version "20021021">
  -<!ENTITY releasedate "October 21st, 2002">
  +<!ENTITY version "20021022">
  +<!ENTITY releasedate "October 22nd, 2002">
   <!ENTITY % book SYSTEM "book/book.ent">
   <!ENTITY % preface SYSTEM "preface/preface.ent">
  1.2       +41 -8     BLFS/BOOK/gnome/gnome-intro.xml
  Index: gnome-intro.xml
  RCS file: /home/cvsroot/BLFS/BOOK/gnome/gnome-intro.xml,v
  retrieving revision 1.1
  retrieving revision 1.2
  diff -u -r1.1 -r1.2
  --- gnome-intro.xml	1 Oct 2002 15:46:01 -0000	1.1
  +++ gnome-intro.xml	22 Oct 2002 22:22:19 -0000	1.2
  @@ -5,13 +5,42 @@
   environment and a limited Gnome 1.4 library environment that is
   sufficient to run Gnome 1.4 applications included in this book. The
   order of the pages are meant to follow the build order defined by the
  -Gnome2 development team as published in the <ulink url="">release notes</ulink>.</para>
  +Gnome2 development team as published in the <ulink url="">release notes</ulink>.  If a package is in the release notes build list, but not in this chapter, it has been installed elsewhere in the book.</para>
  -<warning><para>While we have been successful in building Gnome2 from these
  -instructions, we have also experienced several oddities in compiling and
  -running these applications.  If these are build issues, watch for
  -adjustments to the instructions as we better understand this
  +<para>The installation of Gnome2 is a large undertaking and one we would
  +very much like to see you complete with the least amount of stress. One
  +of our first goals in this installation is to protect your previously
  +installed software.  For absolute protection, we would construct a
  +chroot jail for the installation, but since Gnome2 packages utilize the
  +--prefix= option for configure, we will use that to fulfill our goal.
  +There are two locations usable for our purposes,
  +<filename>/usr/local</filename> and <filename>/opt/package</filename>.
  +Since <filename>/usr/local</filename> is not utilized any where in the
  +BLFS book, installation there would closely parallel a Gnome2
  +installation using --prefix=/usr.  However, it is not
  +entirely safe for us to assume that your installation does not have any
  +files in <filename>/usr/local</filename>.  Therefore we are going to
  +install with --prefix=/opt/gnome2.  This will require additional edits
  +which are covered on the pre-installation page.  Removal of Gnome2 for
  +any reason is as easy as removing the edits from the pre-installation
  +page and issue the following commands:
  +<screen><userinput>rm /opt/gnome2 -r &&
  +rm /etc/gnome -r</userinput></screen></para>
  +<para>If your system was completely built per LFS 4.0 and BLFS
  +instructions, you have a very good chance of using Gnome2
  +after your first install.  If you are a typical LFS user, you have made
  +modifications to the instructions along the way knowing that you have to
  +take those modifications into account on future installations.  You
  +should have no problems integrating Gnome2 into your unique setup, but
  +you will have 28 to 33 packages installed before you can run Gnome
  +through any testing (assuming your window manager is preinstalled and
  +tested). We would anticipate that you will be rebuilding gnome at least
  +once to make adjustments for your setup. If this is the only chapter you
  +are utilizing from the BLFS book, we think you should be successful by
  +following these instructions, but you may find problems along the way
  +that we may or may not be able to help you though on the blfs-support mailing
   <para>If you don't need the Gnome 1.4 library environment, you may skip
   pages that are headed (Gnome 1.4).</para>
  @@ -20,9 +49,9 @@
   install those labeled pages <emphasis>and</emphasis> any dependancies
   listed on those pages whether labeled or not. Gnome packages without
   pages are simply installed with:
  -<screen>./configure --prefix=/opt/gnome &&
  +<screen><userinput>./configure --prefix=/opt/gnome &&
   make &&
  -make install</screen>
  +make install</userinput></screen>
   These instructions are simplistic to facilitate removal of Gnome 1.4
   from BLFS systems when it is no longer necessary.  These instructions
   may be refined later to comply with BLFS standards for file locations,
  @@ -31,5 +60,9 @@
   <filename>/var</filename>.  You should consider using the Gnome 1.4 hint
   located at <ulink url=""/> if you
   have no interest in Gnome2.</para>
  +<para>At this time, we feel that Gnome2 should be left in <filename>/opt/gnome2</filename>, but you can easily adjust the --prefix= option to your
  +chosen destination. This can be done from the start or after a trial
  1.215     +3 -0      BLFS/BOOK/introduction/welcome/changelog.xml
  Index: changelog.xml
  RCS file: /home/cvsroot/BLFS/BOOK/introduction/welcome/changelog.xml,v
  retrieving revision 1.214
  retrieving revision 1.215
  diff -u -r1.214 -r1.215
  --- changelog.xml	22 Oct 2002 00:29:47 -0000	1.214
  +++ changelog.xml	22 Oct 2002 22:22:20 -0000	1.215
  @@ -10,6 +10,9 @@
  +<listitem><para>October 22nd, 2002 [larry]: Expanded Gnome Chapter
   <listitem><para>October 21st, 2002 [larry]: Basicnet: Updated to
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