Hey guys. I'm trying to upgrade from Xfce 4.3 to 4.4 using the graphical install. I followed the directions listed on the website and when I try ./xfce4-4.4.0-installer.run it goes through the first few checks and tells me that the package config tool can't be found. It tells me to check a log file but I can't seem to find it. I'd appreciate any help. Thanks.
Im having the same trouble to. I had xfce 4.1 and decided to upgrade to 4.4.1 via the graphic installer. I ran the executable and got a error about not having the pkgconfig tool. I looked at the installation help file and it said I had to send a path to the PKG_CONFIG_PATH variable using the following command:
I did a “find / - name pkgconfig” while my distro cdrom was mounted and I only got two paths returned /usr/lib/pkgconfig and /usr/share/pkgconfig directories I tried setting the PKG_CONFIG_PATH to the above directories however I still received the same error message. Do I have to install GTK2? I thought I had it im sure I seen a directory called GTK-2.0 some where. is this the same thing. Im confused. Sorry i cant be of any help but im as stumped as you i dont know what else to do :?
oh by the way i forgot to add that im running xubuntu if that makes any diffrence
You need to install a 'program' called pkg-config. On xubuntu, I guess the command would be something like
apt-get install pkg-config
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thanks weibullguy i'll give it a go. sorry about the delay in replying
There's a thread on the ubuntu forums http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php? … t=xfce+4.4 about installing xfce It's for an older version of the graphical install but it seemed to work for me with the latest installer from http://www.xfce.org/download/.
There is one issue I discovered with using checkinstall to install Thunar there is a weird problem with trying to install the file /usr/local/share/icons/hicolor/icon-theme.cache. So once you've installed checkinstall you can exclude this file from the package that is made by editing /etc/checkinstallrc and editing the EXCLUDE statement.
Using the latest version of xfce seemed to work on it's own with the trash panel problem (it loaded with a error symbol when the system started).