Problems, Problems!

Terry Chan tpchan at
Thu Aug 14 09:40:28 GMT 2003

This is an old discussion in the Lunar ML archives.  We expect Lunar users
to realize they MUST lin xfree86 before attempting to compile/install ANY
X-Windows programs.  Its mentioned in the install docs, the webpage, and 
common sense should prevail.  We are not going to add xfree86 as a 
dependency to the hundreds of GUI applications in the moonbase.

Terry Chan
On Thu, Aug 14, 2003 at 12:59:13AM +0000, johnlowell wrote:
> Well, for whatever its worth, I've found  way around the gtk+ problem. 
> I began to realize earlier today that this problem emerged because I 
> attempted to install mgapdesk before XFree86 on my list of modules to 
> install. The version of gtk+ required by mgapdesk is an earlier version 
> than the one required by XFree86 and, as everyone can see, has some 
> problems. I believe one very recent report connected these troubles with 
> true type but, in any event, if you install XFree86 first,  it asks for 
> a more recent version of gtk +, 2something rather  than 1something, and 
> when you later go to install mgapdesk it goes on without pausing for 
> breathe.  Everything else went on perfectly well also, so I think I can 
> say the problem is solved. But I suspect that you shouldn't have to do 
> this, eh?
> John Lowell

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