GNOME Core Packages

This section contains required elements of the GNOME environment to display a functional desktop.

Pre-installation configuration

Set an environment variable to resolve the prefix destination.

If GNOME is your desktop of choice:

export GNOME_PREFIX=/usr

If you want to try-out GNOME:

export GNOME_PREFIX=/opt/gnome-2.6

Remember to execute ldconfig after installation of libraries to update the library cache.

The try-out group will also need to make all the following configuration changes:

Add to your system or personal profile:

export PATH=$PATH:/opt/gnome-2.6/bin
export PKG_CONFIG_PATH=$PKG_CONFIG_PATH:/opt/gnome-2.6/lib/pkgconfig
export GNOME_LIBCONFIG_PATH=/usr/lib

Add to your /etc/

cat >> /etc/ << "EOF"
# Begin gnome addition to /etc/


# End gnome addition

Add to your /etc/man.conf:

cat >> /etc/man.conf << "EOF"
# Begin gnome addition to man.conf

MANPATH /opt/gnome-2.6/man

# End gnome addition to man.conf