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How do you install maximus in Fedora 16 or 17 gnome edition?

asked 2012-05-22 07:20:16 -0500

Scott gravatar image

I use a netbook and it would be nice to install maximus and the gnome shell extension window-buttons to get more useable screen area.

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answered 2012-05-22 07:37:57 -0500

viajeramental gravatar image

What is exactly Maximus? If it is a Gnome Shell extension, try this web:

If it is another thing, please give us more data.

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answered 2012-05-22 15:52:39 -0500

To compile from source, you are going to have to find the development packages for Fedora.

yum search libwnck

Will lead you to libwnck-devel

yum install libwnck-devel

and on ...

Once you have installed all the dependencies, then compile.

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answered 2012-05-22 12:46:46 -0500

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updated 2012-05-22 12:48:39 -0500

I am afraid it is not going to be an easy install...

I downloaded the gzip archive

then just followed the instructions excerpted from the README file:

The simplest way to compile this package is:

  1. cd to the directory containing the package's source code and type ./configure to configure the package for your system. If you're using csh on an old version of System V, you might need to type sh ./configure instead to prevent csh from trying to execute configure itself.

    Running configure takes awhile. While running, it prints some messages telling which features it is checking for.

  2. Type make to compile the package.

  3. Optionally, type make check to run any self-tests that come with the package.

  4. Type make install to install the programs and any data files and documentation.

  5. You can remove the program binaries and object files from the source code directory by typing make clean. To also remove the files that configure created (so you can compile the package for a different kind of computer), type make distclean. There is also a make maintainer-clean target, but that is intended mainly for the package's developers. If you use it, you may have to get all sorts of other programs in order to regenerate files that came with the distribution.

but during the ./configure phase I get some dependencies errors. After installing the needed packages I still get the same errors... :(

No package 'libwnck-1.0' found
No package 'libgnomeui-2.0' found
No package 'xtst' found
No package 'libfakekey' found
No package 'unique-1.0' found

Maybe this is a libraries version mismatch issue...

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