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Changed hard coded URL to the hints project to the hints-root entity in some package instructions

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1<?xml version="1.0" encoding="ISO-8859-1"?>
2<!DOCTYPE partintro PUBLIC "-//OASIS//DTD DocBook XML V4.4//EN"
3 "" [
4 <!ENTITY % general-entities SYSTEM "../general.ent">
5 %general-entities;
10 <title>Introduction to GNOME</title>
12 <para>This chapter presents the instructions to install a complete
13 <application>GNOME</application>-&gnome-version;&gnome-minor-version;
14 desktop environment and a limited <application>GNOME</application> 1.4
15 library environment that is sufficient to run
16 <application>GNOME</application> 1.4 applications included in this book.
17 The order of the pages follow the build order defined by the
18 <application>GNOME</application> development team as published in previous
19 versions of the <ulink
20 url=";/notes/en">
21 release notes</ulink>. Note that the development team did not publish a
22 build order for the &gnome-version;&gnome-minor-version; release.</para>
24 <para>The installation of
25 <application>GNOME</application>-&gnome-version;&gnome-minor-version;
26 is a large undertaking and one we would like to see you complete with the
27 least amount of stress. One of the first goals in this installation is to
28 protect your previously installed software, especially if you are testing
29 <application>GNOME</application> on your machine.
30 <application>GNOME</application>-&gnome-version; packages utilize the
31 <option>--prefix=option</option> passed to <command>configure</command>,
32 so you will use that and an environment variable (<envar>GNOME_PREFIX</envar>)
33 to add flexibility to the installation.</para>
35 <para>To install <application>GNOME</application> as your desktop of choice,
36 it is recommended that you install using
37 <option>--prefix=/usr</option>. If you are not sure that you are going
38 to keep the <application>GNOME</application> installation, or you think you
39 will update to the newest releases as they become available, you should
40 install with <option>--prefix=/opt/gnome-&gnome-version;</option>.
41 Setting the environment variable and the additional edits required by the
42 second option are covered on the pre-installation page.</para>
44 <para>If you choose the second option, removal of
45 <application>GNOME</application>-&gnome-version;&gnome-minor-version; is as
46 easy as removing the edits from the pre-installation page and issuing the
47 following command:</para>
49<screen role="root"><userinput>rm -rf /opt/gnome-&gnome-version;</userinput></screen>
51 <para>If your system was completely built per LFS and BLFS instructions,
52 you have a very good chance of using
53 <application>GNOME</application>-&gnome-version;&gnome-minor-version; after
54 your first installation. If you are a typical LFS user, you have made
55 modifications to the instructions along the way knowing that you have to
56 take those modifications into account on future installations. You should
57 have no problems integrating
58 <application>GNOME</application>-&gnome-version;&gnome-minor-version; into
59 your unique setup, but you will have to install almost 50 packages before
60 you can run <application>GNOME</application> through any testing (assuming
61 your window manager is preinstalled and tested). You should anticipate that
62 you will be rebuilding <application>GNOME</application> at least once to
63 make adjustments for your setup.</para>
65 <para>If you are building a <application>GNOME</application> 1.4 desktop
66 environment, you would install only those libraries in the
67 <application>GNOME</application> 1.4 chapter <emphasis>and</emphasis> any
68 dependencies listed on those pages, whether labeled or not.
69 <application>GNOME</application> packages without pages are simply
70 installed with:</para>
72<screen><userinput>./configure --prefix=/opt/gnome-1.4 &amp;&amp;
75 <para>Now, as the <systemitem class='username'>root</systemitem> user:</para>
77<screen role='root'><userinput>make install</userinput></screen>
79 <para>These instructions are simplistic to facilitate removal of
80 <application>GNOME</application> 1.4 from BLFS systems when it is no longer
81 necessary. These instructions may be refined later to comply with BLFS
82 standards for file locations, specifically
83 <filename class='directory'>/opt/gnome/etc</filename> to
84 <filename class='directory'>/etc</filename> and
85 <filename class='directory'>/opt/gnome/var</filename> to
86 <filename class='directory'>/var</filename>. You should consider using
87 the <application>GNOME</application> 1.4 hint located at
88 <ulink url="&hints-root;"/> if you have no interest in
89 <application>GNOME</application>-&gnome-version;&gnome-minor-version;.</para>
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