[centos] xfce4 for CentOS howto

Wed Jan 19 12:42:18 UTC 2005
R P Herrold <herrold at owlriver.com>

On Wed, 19 Jan 2005, Julius Suarez wrote:

> Hi! Am new in trying CentOS, can you please help me how to install
> xfce4. What do I need to add in my yum,.conf    or in my   source.list
> for my apt-get.

As to Centos, there are not native RH packages for xfce4 in 
CentOS 2 or CentOS 3; Those projects are of course fairly 
strict rebuild rather than extension efforts.  It is 
straightforward, if a bit tiring to build it from sources, and 
it builds and runs just fine on CentOS 3, CentOS 4 beta and 
cAos-2 beta.  I just snapshoted a new one under CentOS-34 with 
xfcalendar and xfce4-weather


I maintain a README, and copies of sources of xfce4 at 4.0.6 
which outlines the process and build sequence to permit doing 
just that, along with some later xfce applets and gtk 

I have also build the later (newly released) 4.2 (both 'along 
the way' and after its formal release across the weekend) on 
CentOS 3 and in the CentOS 4 beta candidate.

-- Russ Herrold