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Hi, excellent people!
Having got X11 installed and "working", I need a window manager. Why
not XFCE, as supplied on the installation disk?
# emerge xfce didn't work - "Portage: Don't know what xfce is".
Scrabbled aroud /usr/portage, then # emerge xfce4 started working.
Why the 4 do I have to type xfce4, not xfce? Anyhow, that's a minor
The major point was that portage refused to install xfce because it said
[blocks B ] net-print/lprng (is blocking net-print/cups-1.3.7-r1)
[blocks B ] net-print/cups (is blocking net-print/lprng-3.8.28)
* Error: The above package list contains packages which cannot be
* installed at the same time on the same system.
. I.e., it wants to override my decision to use lprng as print program
and put in cups instead. This is a bit of a cheek!
Why isn't xfce configured merely to install "some print daemon", rather
than specifically cups? For that matter, why must it install a print
daemon at all? Not every X user has a printer or wants to print.
What can I do about this? I really don't want to have to install cups.
Alan Mackenzie (Nuremberg, Germany).