On Sun, May 11, 2008 at 02:19:29PM -0500, Novembre wrote: > > Hi, > > I've installed Compiz Fusion on my machine using packages. Installing it > from ports was unsuccessful since it needs gio-fam-backend which in turn > needs glib-2.16.3 to be installed. I don't really want to update my glib > since I don't know if I need to update all my system (or at least those > packages which depend on it) as well or not after updating glib (I just > didn't want to take the risk). Anyhow, installing Compiz Fusion from ports > brought with it all Gnome: > [snip] > > especially, 'ps -ax' now shows these two processes running: > ------------- > 865 ?? I 0:00.15 /usr/local/libexec/gconfd-2 14 > 876 ?? I 0:00.03 gnome-pty-helper > ------------- > > How can I stop them from running when I start X? And how can I remove all > these useless Gnome packages that I won't use? Do I need to update > everything that depends on it if I decide to update glib? > > Thanks a lot :)
You *might* be able to build compiz-fusion without all those gnome packages by: # cd /usr/ports/x11-wm/compiz-fusion # make config and unticking the gconf option and then building it. If I was in your position, I'd leave it unless you're short of disk space or other resources eg. cpu, ram. Gnome is pretty much essential if you're going to use X a lot since a lot of things depend on it. Although, if you're running KDE & associated apps you might be able to get away without it. glib is just another port/package ie. not part of the base system and you can add/update it without any ill-effects. Check /usr/ports/UPDATING first though, as you always should before adding/upgrading ports/packages. HTH. Regards, -- Frank Contact info: http://www.shute.org.uk/misc/contact.html _______________________________________________ firstname.lastname@example.org mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"