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1<partintro>
2<title>Introduction to <application><acronym>GNOME</acronym></application></title>
3
4<para>This chapter attempts to install a complete
5<application><acronym>GNOME</acronym></application>-&gnome-version; desktop
6environment and a limited
7<application><acronym>GNOME</acronym></application> 1.4 library environment that is
8sufficient to run <application><acronym>GNOME</acronym></application> 1.4 applications included in this book. The
9order of the pages are meant to follow the build order defined by the
10GNOME development team as published in the <ulink
11url="http://www.gnome.org/start/&gnome-version;/notes/rninstallation.html">release notes</ulink>,
12with some additional packages added to satisfy some dependencies.</para>
13
14<para>The installation of <application><acronym>GNOME</acronym></application>-&gnome-version; is a large undertaking and one we would
15like to see you complete with the least amount of stress. One
16of our first goals in this installation is to protect your previously
17installed software, especially if you are testing
18<application><acronym>GNOME</acronym></application> on your machine.
19<application><acronym>GNOME</acronym></application>-&gnome-version; packages utilize the --prefix= option for configure, so we will
20use that and an Environment variable (<envar>GNOME_PREFIX</envar>) to add flexibility to
21the install.</para>
22
23<para>If you know that you want
24<application><acronym>GNOME</acronym></application> as your desktop, it is recommended that
25you install with --prefix=/usr. If you are not sure that you are going
26to keep <application><acronym>GNOME</acronym></application> on your installation, it is recommended that you install with
27--prefix=/opt/gnome-&gnome-version;. Setting the Environment variable and the
28additional edits required by the second option are covered on the
29pre-installation page.</para>
30
31<para>If you choose the second option, removal of
32<application><acronym>GNOME</acronym></application>-&gnome-version; is as easy
33as removing the edits from the pre-installation page and issuing the
34following command:</para>
35<screen><userinput><command>rm /opt/gnome-&gnome-version; -r </command></userinput></screen>
36
37<para>If your system was completely built per <acronym>LFS</acronym> and
38<acronym>BLFS</acronym>
39instructions, you have a very good chance of using
40<application><acronym>GNOME</acronym></application>-&gnome-version;
41after your first install. If you are a typical <acronym>LFS</acronym> user, you have made
42modifications to the instructions along the way knowing that you have to
43take those modifications into account on future installations. You
44should have no problems integrating
45<application><acronym>GNOME</acronym></application>-&gnome-version; into your unique setup, but
46you will have 28 to 33 packages installed before you can run
47<application><acronym>GNOME</acronym></application>
48through any testing (assuming your window manager is preinstalled and
49tested). We would anticipate that you will be rebuilding
50<application><acronym>GNOME</acronym></application> at least
51once to make adjustments for your setup.</para>
52
53<para>If you are building a
54<application><acronym>GNOME</acronym></application> 1.4 desktop environment, you would
55install only those libraries in the
56<application><acronym>GNOME</acronym></application> 1.4 chapter
57<emphasis>and</emphasis> any dependencies listed on those pages, whether
58labeled or not. <application><acronym>GNOME</acronym></application> packages without pages are simply installed with:
59<screen><command>./configure --prefix=/opt/gnome &amp;&amp;
60make &amp;&amp;
61make install</command></screen>
62These instructions are simplistic to facilitate removal of
63<application><acronym>GNOME</acronym></application> 1.4
64from <acronym>BLFS</acronym> systems when it is no longer necessary. These instructions
65may be refined later to comply with <acronym>BLFS</acronym> standards for file locations,
66specifically <filename class='directory'>/opt/gnome/etc</filename> to
67<filename class='directory'>/etc</filename> and <filename
68class='directory'>/opt/gnome/var</filename> to
69<filename class='directory'>/var</filename>. You should consider using
70the <application><acronym>GNOME</acronym></application> 1.4 hint
71located at <ulink url="http://www.linuxfromscratch.org/hints/"/> if you
72have no interest in <application><acronym>GNOME</acronym></application>-&gnome-version;.</para>
73
74<para><application><acronym>GNOME</acronym></application>-&gnome-version; dependencies</para>
75<para>Required</para>
76<para><xref linkend="xfree86"/>, <xref linkend="GTK2"/>, <xref
77linkend="libpng"/>,
78<xref linkend="libjpeg"/>, <xref linkend="libtiff"/> and <xref
79linkend="popt"/></para>
80<para>Optional</para>
81<para><xref linkend="libxml2"/>, <xref linkend="libxslt"/>, <xref
82linkend="DocBook"/>,
83<xref linkend="docbook-xsl"/> and <xref linkend="fam"/></para>
84
85</partintro>
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