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2<title>Introduction to <application>GNOME</application></title>
4<para>This chapter attempts to install a complete GNOME-&gnome-version; desktop
5environment and a limited GNOME 1.4 library environment that is
6sufficient to run GNOME 1.4 applications included in this book. The
7order of the pages are meant to follow the build order defined by the
8<application>GNOME</application> development team as published in the <ulink
9url=";/notes/rninstallation.html">release notes</ulink>, with two exceptions. If a package is in the release notes build list, but not in this chapter, it has been installed elsewhere in the book.</para>
11<para>The installation of GNOME-&gnome-version; is a large undertaking and one we would
12like to see you complete with the least amount of stress. One
13of our first goals in this installation is to protect your previously
14installed software, especially if you are testing
15<application>GNOME</application> on your machine.
16GNOME-&gnome-version; packages utilize the --prefix= option for configure, so we will
17use that and an Environment variable (<envar>GNOME_PREFIX</envar>) to add flexibility to
18the install.</para>
20<para>If you know that you want <application>GNOME</application> as your desktop, it is recommended that
21you install with --prefix=/usr. If you are not sure that you are going
22to keep <application>GNOME</application> on your installation, it is recommended that you install with
23--prefix=/opt/gnome-&gnome-version;. Setting the Environment variable and the
24additional edits required by the second option are covered on the
25pre-installation page.</para>
27<para>If you choose the second option, removal of GNOME-2.2 is as easy
28as removing the edits from the pre-installation page and issueing the following command:
29<screen><userinput><command>rm /opt/gnome-&gnome-version; -r </command></userinput></screen></para>
31<para>If your system was completely built per <acronym>LFS</acronym> and
33instructions, you have a very good chance of using GNOME-&gnome-version;
34after your first install. If you are a typical <acronym>LFS</acronym> user, you have made
35modifications to the instructions along the way knowing that you have to
36take those modifications into account on future installations. You
37should have no problems integrating GNOME-&gnome-version; into your unique setup, but
38you will have 28 to 33 packages installed before you can run GNOME
39through any testing (assuming your window manager is preinstalled and
40tested). We would anticipate that you will be rebuilding GNOME at least
41once to make adjustments for your setup.</para>
43<para>If you are building a GNOME 1.4 desktop environment, you would
44install only those libraries in the GNOME 1.4 chapter
45<emphasis>and</emphasis> any dependencies listed on those pages, whether labeled or not. GNOME packages without pages are simply installed with:
46<screen><command>./configure --prefix=/opt/gnome &amp;&amp;
47make &amp;&amp;
48make install</command></screen>
49These instructions are simplistic to facilitate removal of GNOME 1.4
50from <acronym>BLFS</acronym> systems when it is no longer necessary. These instructions
51may be refined later to comply with <acronym>BLFS</acronym> standards for file locations,
52specifically <filename class='directory'>/opt/gnome/etc</filename> to
53<filename class='directory'>/etc</filename> and <filename
54class='directory'>/opt/gnome/var</filename> to
55<filename class='directory'>/var</filename>. You should consider using the GNOME 1.4 hint
56located at <ulink url=""/> if you
57have no interest in GNOME-&gnome-version;.</para>
59<para><application>GNOME-&gnome-version;</application> dependencies</para>
61<para><xref linkend="xfree86"/>, <xref linkend="GTK2"/>, <xref
63<xref linkend="libjpeg"/>, <xref linkend="libtiff"/> and <xref
66<para><xref linkend="libxml2"/>, <xref linkend="libxslt"/>, <xref
68<xref linkend="docbook-xsl"/> and <xref linkend="libfam"/></para>
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