Set an environment variable to resolve the prefix destination.
If GNOME is your desktop of choice:
If you want to try-out GNOME, or install it in an easy-to-remove location:
You may wish to create a symbolic link to the actual versioned
directory using a non-versioned name. This has the advantage of an
easier path to type in all the changes below and also makes it easy
to point to a different/newer version of GNOME without changing all
the edits below. If you wish to use a non-versioned name in the
changes below, issue the following commands as the
install -v -m755 -d /opt/gnome-2.18.3 && ln -v -s gnome-2.18.3 /opt/gnome
If you created the symbolic link, change all instances of
/opt/gnome in the instructions below.
The try-out group will also need to make all the following configuration changes:
Add to your system or personal profile:
export PATH=$PATH:/opt/gnome-2.18.3/bin export PKG_CONFIG_PATH=$PKG_CONFIG_PATH:/opt/gnome-2.18.3/lib/pkgconfig export PKG_CONFIG_PATH=$PKG_CONFIG_PATH:/opt/gnome-2.18.3/share/pkgconfig export GNOME_LIBCONFIG_PATH=/usr/lib:/opt/gnome-2.18.3/lib
Add to your
cat >> /etc/ld.so.conf << "EOF"
# Begin gnome addition to /etc/ld.so.conf /opt/gnome-2.18.3/lib # End gnome additionEOF
Add to your
cat >> /etc/man_db.conf << "EOF"
# Begin gnome addition to man_db.conf MANDATORY_MANPATH /opt/gnome-2.18.3/share/man # End gnome addition to man_db.confEOF
Remember to execute ldconfig as the
root user after installation of libraries to
update the linker's library cache.
Last updated on 2007-07-25 09:48:30 -0500