Re: [Sawfish] preferred way to install on "recent" linux distro

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On Sunday 19 August 2012 09:04:23 Brett Viren wrote:

> On Sun, Aug 19, 2012 at 6:20 AM, Daniel Fetchinson


> <fetchinson@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> > What made me a bit worried is that in order to compile sawfish I need

> > librep and rep-gtk. But this is gtk2 I guess. And since gnome 3 uses

> > (I guess) gtk3 I was worried whether I can install gtk2 alongside

> > gtk3. Or this is no problem? Only gnome 3 alongside gnome 2 is

> > problematic?

> >

> > Or should I just install sawfish from the fedora 17 repo which will

> > automatically pull gtk2?


> Gtk is independent from Gnome (but not vice versa) so that aspect is

> not a problem. You may only be able to install the "devel" packages

> for either gtk2 or gtk3 and not both. This may not be a problem for

> you. If it is, you should be able to just install one or the other

> when you need them.


> This is from Debian experience but I guess RH based systems should

> behave similarly.


> > And will MATE have these applications like gnome-power-manager,

> > gnome-settings-daemon, etc? That would be the best I guess.


> I've given up on Gnome, in bulk form, and moved to LXDE. I still run

> some Gnome'ish things individually and without problems. For example,

> network manager or gpointer-device-settings.


> -Brett.


On Debian you can install both -devel packages. You won't have any problem here.



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