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1<?xml version="1.0" encoding="ISO-8859-1"?>
2<!DOCTYPE sect1 PUBLIC "-//OASIS//DTD DocBook XML V4.3//EN"
3 "" [
4 <!ENTITY % general-entities SYSTEM "../general.ent">
5 %general-entities;
9<title>Introduction to <application><acronym>GNOME</acronym></application></title>
11<para>This chapter presents the instructions to install a complete
12<application><acronym>GNOME</acronym></application>-&gnome-version; desktop
13environment and a limited
14<application><acronym>GNOME</acronym></application> 1.4 library environment that is
15sufficient to run <application><acronym>GNOME</acronym></application> 1.4 applications included in this book. The
16order of the pages follow the build order defined by the
17GNOME development team as published in the <ulink
18url=";/notes/rninstallation.html">release notes</ulink>.</para>
20<para>The installation of <application><acronym>GNOME</acronym></application>-&gnome-version; is a large undertaking and one we would
21like to see you complete with the least amount of stress. One
22of the first goals in this installation is to protect your previously
23installed software, especially if you are testing
24<application><acronym>GNOME</acronym></application> on your machine.
26packages utilize the <parameter>--prefix=option</parameter> for
27<command>configure</command>, so you will
28use that and an environment variable (<envar>GNOME_PREFIX</envar>) to add flexibility to
29the installation.</para>
31<para>To install
32<application><acronym>GNOME</acronym></application> as a desktop
33alternative, it is recommended that
34you install with <parameter>--prefix=/usr</parameter>. If you are not sure that you are going
35to keep the <application><acronym>GNOME</acronym></application> installation, you may install with
36<parameter>--prefix=/opt/gnome-&gnome-version;</parameter>. Setting the
37environment variable and the
38additional edits required by the second option are covered on the
39pre-installation page. Since
40<application><acronym>GNOME</acronym></application> has matured,
41installing with <parameter>--prefix=/usr</parameter> is the preferable approach.</para>
43<para>If you choose the second option, removal of
44<application><acronym>GNOME</acronym></application>-&gnome-version; is as easy
45as removing the edits from the pre-installation page and issuing the
46following command:</para>
47<screen><userinput><command>rm /opt/gnome-&gnome-version; -r </command></userinput></screen>
49<para>If your system was completely built per <acronym>LFS</acronym> and
51instructions, you have a very good chance of using
53after your first install. If you are a typical <acronym>LFS</acronym> user, you have made
54modifications to the instructions along the way knowing that you have to
55take those modifications into account on future installations. You
56should have no problems integrating
57<application><acronym>GNOME</acronym></application>-&gnome-version; into your unique setup, but
58you will have to install 28 to 33 packages before you can run
60through any testing (assuming your window manager is preinstalled and
61tested). You should anticipate that you will be rebuilding
62<application><acronym>GNOME</acronym></application> at least
63once to make adjustments for your setup.</para>
65<para>If you are building a
66<application><acronym>GNOME</acronym></application> 1.4 desktop environment, you would
67install only those libraries in the
68<application><acronym>GNOME</acronym></application> 1.4 chapter
69<emphasis>and</emphasis> any dependencies listed on those pages, whether
70labeled or not. <application><acronym>GNOME</acronym></application> packages without pages are simply installed with:
71<screen><command>./configure --prefix=/opt/gnome &amp;&amp;
72make &amp;&amp;
73make install</command></screen>
74These instructions are simplistic to facilitate removal of
75<application><acronym>GNOME</acronym></application> 1.4
76from <acronym>BLFS</acronym> systems when it is no longer necessary. These instructions
77may be refined later to comply with <acronym>BLFS</acronym> standards for file locations,
78specifically <filename class='directory'>/opt/gnome/etc</filename> to
79<filename class='directory'>/etc</filename> and <filename
80class='directory'>/opt/gnome/var</filename> to
81<filename class='directory'>/var</filename>. You should consider using
82the <application><acronym>GNOME</acronym></application> 1.4 hint
83located at <ulink url=""/> if you
84have no interest in <application><acronym>GNOME</acronym></application>-&gnome-version;.</para>
87<para><application><acronym>GNOME</acronym></application>-&gnome-version; dependencies</para>
90<xref linkend="GTK2"/> and
91<xref linkend="popt"/>
95<xref linkend="libxml2"/>,
96<xref linkend="libxslt"/>,
97<xref linkend="DocBook"/>,
98<xref linkend="docbook-xsl"/> and
99<xref linkend="fam"/>
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