A fully working 2.18.0 GNOME desktop environment is available for download from the testing repository.
The download is very
big: roughly 140MB worth of packages, which after extracted will occupy about 900MB of hard-drive space.
The core packages can be found here:ftp://ftp-osl.osuosl.org/pub/vectorlinux/veclinux-5.8/testing/gnome
And corresponding source code (along with custom build scripts):ftp://ftp-osl.osuosl.org/pub/vectorlinux/veclinux-5.8/source/testing/gnome
I'm not going to bother posting the entire dependency list here since the number of packages exceeds 100, so the only way to install GNOME without driving you nuts will be to use slapt-get.
Make sure you enable the testing repository as well as the patches repository (ftp://ftp-osl.osuosl.org/pub/vectorlinux/veclinux-5.8/testing
), refresh the package list and then grab the gnomemeta
When the installation is completed you may want to reboot to get all the newly installed daemons up and running (HAL and Avahi in particular).
After that, GNOME will be listed as an option in the login "Session" menu.
Lastly, credit is also due to:
-Thanks to DarkVision for his GNOME build-order list (http://www.mkanet.de/data/slackbot/0.5_jupiter/logfile.package_buildorder-slack110.txt
). It would have taken me months more to figure out the correct order in which to build all those packages.
-Thanks to the CBLFS Cross Wiki for useful compile-time flags (http://cblfs.cross-lfs.org/index.php/Main_Page
Post any comments (good or bad) that you may experience with this GNOME build in this thread.EDIT:
Installing GNOME is a one-way ticket. Once its been installed it won't be easy to remove since there is no "central" GNOME package to be removed (as mentioned, it is composed of roughly 100 packages, some of which are upgrades to pre-existing ones)EDIT 2:
Note to SOHO users: once you have installed GNOME you need to "clean out" any KDE interference in GTK themes by removing the gtkrc files that exist in your home directory:
After you do that, all GNOME themes will function 100%.