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Hi folks, Gentoo amd64 Gnome-light 1.24.2 At the beginning I installed Gnome-light for test only. After testing I'll run; Code: # emerge -C gnome-light && emerge gnome to install full ...
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    About installing other packages


    Hi folks,

    Gentoo amd64
    Gnome-light 1.24.2

    At the beginning I installed Gnome-light for test only. After testing
    I'll run;
    Code:
    # emerge -C gnome-light && emerge gnome
    to install full gnome.

    Now I find it a light weight desktop and like it rather than having some
    packages installed on the full gnome which I never use. Now I want to
    keep gnome-light and add the packages which I need.

    Can I run manually;
    Code:
    # emerge gedit
    # emerge openoffice
    # emerge evolution
    etc. to install my needed packages?

    Which CD/DVD burning packages shall I install on gnome other than K3b,
    the front end of cdrecord?

    TIA

    B.R.
    satimis

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    Yes, you can just install whatever you want, and Portage will automatically handle the dependencies and such. So if you emerge openoffice, you will end up with openoffice installed (and all of its dependencies).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cabhan
    Yes, you can just install whatever you want, and Portage will automatically handle the dependencies and such. So if you emerge openoffice, you will end up with openoffice installed (and all of its dependencies).
    Noted with tks.

    satimis

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    Quote Originally Posted by satimis
    Which CD/DVD burning packages shall I install on gnome other than K3b,
    the front end of cdrecord?
    I use Graveman myself, and I think Nautilus itself has some CD/DVD recording abilities as well.

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    Hi psic

    I use Graveman myself
    I never use it before. I would like to have a try.

    # emerge -pv graveman
    then
    # emerge graveman
    to install it?

    I suppose Graveman is the frontend. What will be its backup?

    and I think Nautilus itself has some CD/DVD recording abilities as well.
    I used it on FC5_64. On Nautilus right click the ISO image/directory which you want to burn.

    Is it just;
    # emerge nautilus
    will pull everything?

    TIA

    B.R.
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    In gnome I always use bonfire now. It is very nice.

    Code:
    emerge -av bonfire

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    Quote Originally Posted by satimis
    # emerge -pv graveman
    then
    # emerge graveman
    to install it?

    I suppose Graveman is the frontend. What will be its backup?


    Is it just;
    # emerge nautilus
    will pull everything?
    Yes to the 'emerge graveman', the backend is cdrecord, mkisofs, etc., and yes to the 'emerge nautilus'.

    @gruven: bonfire looks nice (seems to have a few more features than graveman, which is very simplistic), but it's still masked on gentoo.

    So satimis, if you want to try out bonfire as well (the actual name is brasero), first add the line 'app-cdr/brasero ~x86' to /etc/portage/package.keywords (this will unmask it) then run 'emerge brasero'

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    Hi psic and gruven,


    Tks for your advice

    I'll try bonfire/brasero. I suppose it is the frontend. What is its backend, cdrecord or growisofs?

    I have "File Browser" on gnome-light so I don't think I need nautilius which I use mainly for browsing files.

    So satimis, if you want to try out bonfire as well (the actual name is brasero), first add the line 'app-cdr/brasero ~x86' to /etc/portage/package.keywords (this will unmask it) then run 'emerge brasero'
    # cat /etc/portage/package.use (no such a file "package.keywords" on my Gentoo)
    Code:
    X11-libs/cairo X
    x11-libs/cairo x
    x11-libs/cairo x
    #gnome-base/librsvy-2.14.4
    x11-libs/cairo png
    whether adding the line "'app-cdr/brasero ~x86" (w/o the quote) at the bottom? Then
    Code:
    # emerge brasero
    (I'm running AMD64. Does "~x86 matter?)

    Tks

    B.R.
    satimis

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    If you are running the gentoo version for 64 processors, then yes, it matters, but I've just checked and it seems there's a new way to unmask packages. And you can simply create the package.keywords file, as is written in the wiki.

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    Hi psic

    it seems there's a new way to unmask packages. And you can simply create the package.keywords file, as is written in the wiki.
    If I understand wiki correctly, I have to run either;

    # echo "gnome-extra/brasero" >> /etc/portage/package.keywords

    I suppose "gnome-extra" being the directory under "Application" on gnome-light desktop. If CORRECT, then I can name it differently such as "gnome-xyz" or even only "xyz"

    OR

    # echo "=gnome-extra/brasero-version" >> /etc/portage/package.keywords

    Where can I find its latest version?


    then

    # emerge =gnome-extra/brasero


    If I'm wrong please correct me. TIA


    B.R.
    satimis

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