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#1 2007-09-22 06:44:07

gnarlog
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Yet another `problems with graphical installer` issue

Hi there,

I am trying to install xfce using the xfce4-4.4.1-installer.run script, and I can't get past the Mandatory Dependencies screen because it thinks the SM lib is not installed. I'm not a Unix guy, but from what I understand pkg-config needs to be able to find the sm.pc file -- which it can if I run it manually, ie: "pkg-config --modversion sm" returns "1.0.2.", or pkg-config --list-all | fgrep SM" returns "sm                            SM - X Session Management Library." I noticed in the installer script help that there is an option "--" which says it will pass arguments to the embedded script, so I tried "xfce4-4.4.1-installer.run --`pkg-config --libs sm`, but it didn't make any difference. I'm sure I'm missing something simple. Any ideas? Oh yeah, forgot to mention: Suse 10.2, uname info below:

Linux bungle 2.6.18.2-34-default #1 SMP Mon Nov 27 11:46:27 UTC 2006 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux

Thanks in advance,

Matt

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#2 2007-09-23 07:01:09

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Re: Yet another `problems with graphical installer` issue

I've tried a couple of things -- neither to any avail, but maybe someone could comment as to whether my thinking makes any sense... I noticed that when you log in as root,  PKG_CONFIG_PATH has a couple of entries that refer to pkgconfig directories that don't exist, and there is even a duplicate entry. So I tried doing a find on pkgconfig from /,  took all the resultant entries and set PKG_CONFIG_PATH to include all of those exclusively -- my logic being that PKG_CONFIG_PATH would then include all of the directories on the filesystem that actually ended in pkgconfig. This approach DID result in a couple of optional programs being found that originally weren't, but no luck with SM. I then tried copying sm.pc to all of the pkgconfig dirs, which didn't help any. The last thing I tried was to set LD_LIBRARY_PATH to include all of the lib dirs on the filesystem. Anyone know of antthing else to try? Oh, by the way, I had the exact same problem when I tried Fedora. By the way, SM libs installed came from xorg-x11-libSM-devel-7.2-12.x86_64.rpm

Thanks,

Matt

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#3 2007-09-24 18:00:44

gnarlog
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Re: Yet another `problems with graphical installer` issue

Am I asking dumb questions, or is this a stumper? I'd love to know either way.

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#4 2007-11-14 21:07:46

gnarlog
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Re: Yet another `problems with graphical installer` issue

Never did figure this out. Am I really the only one who has run into this problem?

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#5 2007-11-18 12:51:33

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Re: Yet another `problems with graphical installer` issue

Maybe... also make sure the requirements of sm are satisfied (ice xproto).

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#6 2007-11-21 01:48:26

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Re: Yet another `problems with graphical installer` issue

That did it! Thanks a lot!

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#7 2007-11-21 09:11:50

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Re: Yet another `problems with graphical installer` issue

Fill a bug report at your distro, since this is quite a big mistake.

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#8 2007-11-21 23:17:22

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Re: Yet another `problems with graphical installer` issue

Ok, I'll do that -- although, the distro I'm using is Suse 10.2, and I noticed that in the 10.3 distro, Xfce is included. Do you still think I should send a bug report?

Thanks,

Matt

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