Hello everyone. I've been trying to upgrade XFCE to 4.6.1. I am currently using 4.4.3 and as far as I know, it's the latest version currently to be found in the F10 repos. I have seen around that there is a graphical installer, but any links to it I've found on the site are dead.
I figured I'd try and compile the sources. I found a list of packages I would need for the compile so I wouldn't have the configuration script ask me for them one by one.
The problem now is that although the source packages include libxfce4util version 4.6.0 which is required for the rest of the packages, the configuration only detects that I have the older 4.4.3 package. So I manage to install libxfce4 (4.6.0) from the sources but when I try to install something else I get "The required package libxfce4util-1.0 was found on your system, but the installed version (4.4.3) is too old. Please upgrade libbxfce4util-1.0 to atleast version 4.6.0, or adjust the PKG_CONFIG_PATH environment variable...".
How do I make the configuration script find and use the 4.6 library? Do I need to reinstall the library differently, or should I adjust the path environment variable like it suggests?
Any help is greatly appreciated. I really like XFCE and would like to see what you guys have to offer in the newest version.
When configuring did you use --prefix=/usr/local ?
I didn't use -prefix, no.
However your answer confuses me. Should I use it or should I not?
I used this:
sh autogen.sh --prefix=/usr/local
and it worked nicely. Seems to me that when all relevant files end up in /usr/local it goes more smoothly.
I should've checked the documentation I guess. I noticed there was none for 4.6 but I figured I might try the older doc for any clues.