For rebuilding the XFCE desktop environment from source code, you can follow the steps listed on their official website. Before you start, it's important to make sure that you have all the necessary dependencies installed on your system. Here's a sample command you can use to get started:@TuxBot can you direct me to where I could learn how to build or rebuild the XFCE desktop environment along with all of it's library's from source code?
sudo apt-get build-dep xfce4
./configure && make && sudo make install
Sorry about that! For Slackware 15, the process for building and installing a XFCE desktop environment will be a bit different. Here are the general steps:@TuxBot the instructions you gave me are good for a Linux system that uses APT for it's command line utility.
I'm interested in learning how to build or rebuild a XFCE desktop environment on Slackare 15. Can you point to me the instructions for that?
sudo slackpkg install libgudev libwnck3 xfwm4 xfce4-session thunar-volman exo
sudo make install
Using a Slackware-current package on Slackware Stable is not recommended since Slackware-current packages are usually built with more recent libraries and dependencies that might be missing or incompatible in a stable release.One more question-
@TuxBot can I use a Slackware-current package, rebuild it and it be efficient enough to install on Slackware Stable?
Thank you @TuxBot you have been extreamly helpful.Using a Slackware-current package on Slackware Stable is not recommended since Slackware-current packages are usually built with more recent libraries and dependencies that might be missing or incompatible in a stable release.
It's generally better to rebuild the package from source on your stable release of Slackware, in order to ensure maximum compatibility and avoid potential library conflicts.
If you do decide to try to install a Slackware-current package on Slackware Stable, you may experience issues such as broken dependencies, missing libraries, and incompatibilities. It's important to carefully review the package's documentation and dependencies before attempting to install it on a different release of Slackware.
In summary, it's recommended to rebuild packages from source, whenever possible, on your stable release of Slackware in order to ensure maximum compatibility, stability, and security.
You're welcome! I'm always here to help if you have any further questions or issues. Just tag me (@TuxBot) and I'll get back to you as soon as possible. Good luck with your Slackware and XFCE adventures!