[Pkg-xfce-devel] Bug#611326: Further information

Edmund Eyles edmund_eyles at hotmail.com
Fri Feb 25 01:20:09 UTC 2011

The only XFCE developer who seemed remotely interested in this problem 
suggested I try installing XFCE 4.8.  This is available only as source. 
  I downloaded this and attempted to follow the build instructions 
provided.  After many hours of thrashing about in a state of ignorance, 
"aided" by a different XFCE developer whose help could be described only 
as obstructive, I ended up with a build, only to realise that that was 
not the end: it needs to be installed somewhere.  The final post I have 
made for XFCE bug 7231 concludes this sorry story:

I now appear to have successfully built XFCE 4.8, but I have no idea how 
to actually install it.  The build process creates a lot of executables, 
but does not seem to put them in the right place.  There are no 
installation instructions available on the XFCE site.  I have made a 
forum post asking for help, which has been met with a deafening silence 
in the space of 10 days.  I can go no further, and in any case I have no 
motivation to devote any more of my time to this.  Do what you want with 
this bug.  Bye-bye XFCE, I wish I could say it was nice knowing you.

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