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Date: Sun, 8 Apr 2007 00:01:09 +0400
From: Solar Designer <>
Subject: Re: Owl-based desktop environment


Thank you for "documenting" this!

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?

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.

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.

Alexander Peslyak <solar at>
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