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Issues with installing gnome on 4.7 i386

Adam Plumb-2
I'm running a fresh i386 4.7 install and have attempted to install
Gnome and GDM.  Here are some issues I've had:

1. I believe in the past, gnome-session installed all the required
components to run Gnome, but that wasn't the case with me.  Installing
gnome-session from packages did not install metacity or nautilus.  If
nautilus isn't installed, gnome will not start correctly.  It's
possible that I did something wrong here, though.  Is there some other
package I should be installing to get all the required components
installed as well?

2. When I installed metacity manually, it would not run, complaining
that it could not find a libgtop shared object library file.
Installing the libgtop2 package fixed this, but libgtop2 should
probably be added as a metacity dependency.

3. I installed the gvfs-smb package and connected to a windows share
successfully.  However, when I try to copy a file from the windows
share to my local computer I get the following error: "Error in stream
protocol: Error reading from unix: Resource temporarily unavailable",
and then the file is created on the local drive but is empty.  I was
bitten by this same issue in OpenBSD 4.6 (running Gnome 2.24), but I
figured it would be fixed now.  It isn't.  Any ideas?

Thanks,
Adam

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Re: Issues with installing gnome on 4.7 i386

Antoine Jacoutot-7
On Thu, 20 May 2010, Adam Plumb wrote:

> I'm running a fresh i386 4.7 install and have attempted to install
> Gnome and GDM.  Here are some issues I've had:
>
> 1. I believe in the past, gnome-session installed all the required
> components to run Gnome, but that wasn't the case with me.  Installing
> gnome-session from packages did not install metacity or nautilus.  If
> nautilus isn't installed, gnome will not start correctly.  It's
> possible that I did something wrong here, though.  Is there some other
> package I should be installing to get all the required components
> installed as well?

Yes you did something wrong. You didn't read the pkg_add output.

I *really* wish I could create a gnome metaport but I have been
forbidden to do so for years because supposedly something better is
coming... I'm still waiting.

> 2. When I installed metacity manually, it would not run, complaining
> that it could not find a libgtop shared object library file.
> Installing the libgtop2 package fixed this, but libgtop2 should
> probably be added as a metacity dependency.

That was fixed in current 3 months ago.

> 3. I installed the gvfs-smb package and connected to a windows share
> successfully.  However, when I try to copy a file from the windows
> share to my local computer I get the following error: "Error in stream
> protocol: Error reading from unix: Resource temporarily unavailable",
> and then the file is created on the local drive but is empty.  I was
> bitten by this same issue in OpenBSD 4.6 (running Gnome 2.24), but I
> figured it would be fixed now.  It isn't.  Any ideas?

Known issue. I started looking into it but when I though it had to do
with our userland threads, I stopped.

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Antoine

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Re: Issues with installing gnome on 4.7 i386

Adam Plumb-2
On Thu, May 20, 2010 at 10:59 AM, Antoine Jacoutot
<[hidden email]> wrote:

> On Thu, 20 May 2010, Adam Plumb wrote:
>
>> I'm running a fresh i386 4.7 install and have attempted to install
>> Gnome and GDM.  Here are some issues I've had:
>>
>> 1. I believe in the past, gnome-session installed all the required
>> components to run Gnome, but that wasn't the case with me.  Installing
>> gnome-session from packages did not install metacity or nautilus.  If
>> nautilus isn't installed, gnome will not start correctly.  It's
>> possible that I did something wrong here, though.  Is there some other
>> package I should be installing to get all the required components
>> installed as well?
>
> Yes you did something wrong. You didn't read the pkg_add output.

OK My bad.

>
> I *really* wish I could create a gnome metaport but I have been
> forbidden to do so for years because supposedly something better is
> coming... I'm still waiting.
>
>> 2. When I installed metacity manually, it would not run, complaining
>> that it could not find a libgtop shared object library file.
>> Installing the libgtop2 package fixed this, but libgtop2 should
>> probably be added as a metacity dependency.
>
> That was fixed in current 3 months ago.
>
>> 3. I installed the gvfs-smb package and connected to a windows share
>> successfully.  However, when I try to copy a file from the windows
>> share to my local computer I get the following error: "Error in stream
>> protocol: Error reading from unix: Resource temporarily unavailable",
>> and then the file is created on the local drive but is empty.  I was
>> bitten by this same issue in OpenBSD 4.6 (running Gnome 2.24), but I
>> figured it would be fixed now.  It isn't.  Any ideas?
>
> Known issue. I started looking into it but when I though it had to do
> with our userland threads, I stopped.

This is too bad because that leaves no mechanism for me to connect to
my windows share, which I use as a NAS device for all my home
computers (includes windows computers).  I'm unable to use
sharity-light because it doesn't support encrypted passwords, which
Windows 7 requires.  I tried using Sharity, but it doesn't run on
OpenBSD 4.7 (only 4.5), though there seems to be a way to get it to
run if I install the libc and pthread libraries from 4.5.  But I
haven't tried that.

Adam

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