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Date: Sun, 8 Apr 2007 02:00:51 +0400
From: Grigoriy Strokin <>
Subject: Re: Owl-based desktop environment


On Sun, Apr 08, 2007 at 12:01:09AM +0400, Solar Designer wrote:
> On Wed, Apr 04, 2007 at 02:52:52PM +0400, Grigoriy Strokin wrote:
> > I've installed the following RPMs from FC4:
> > 
> >   expat-1.95.8-6.i386.rpm
> ...
> >   xorg-x11-twm-6.8.2-31.i386.rpm
> > 
> > I have also installed one rpm from FC3:
> > 
> >   ttmkfdir-3.0.9-14.i386.rpm
> Did you install these on Owl 2.0 or on Owl-current?

> Did you manage to have all dependencies satisfied, or did you have to
> resort to --nodeps in some cases?

I only used --nodeps in cases where required libraries are installed,
but their package name is different from what rpm expected.

> IIRC, the dependencies on Qt and Kerberos that I had mentioned were
> compile-time (but it's been 2 years, so I might recall incorrectly).
> I'm not sure if the minimum required set of binary (sub)packages would
> have these dependencies, too.
No, there were no dependencies on Qt or Kerberos.

> Please note that there are some security risks associated with having
> these packages installed and with using them.  Specifically, there are
> SUID/SGID binaries (the X server and more) - you'll want to restrict
> access to those (with groups).  Also, these packages are a bit dated and
> do not contain Red Hat's newer security fixes, although I am not aware
> of any that would affect your intended use.


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