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January 2nd, 2006, 12:14 AM
Hi, I was wondering if I should compile fluxbox (http://www.fluxbox.org) or download the Debian binary in the download section?
I don't know how to compile, so I would need some help with that if I need to.

January 2nd, 2006, 01:31 AM
i sudo apt-get installed it.. so you should be able to aswell

January 10th, 2006, 12:42 AM
evad@ubuntu:~$ sudo apt-get install fluxbox
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree... Done
Suggested packages:
fbpager xfonts-artwiz
The following NEW packages will be installed:
0 upgraded, 1 newly installed, 0 to remove and 7 not upgraded.
Need to get 0B/775kB of archives.
After unpacking 2748kB of additional disk space will be used.

Preconfiguring packages ...
(Reading database ... 59913 files and directories currently installed.)
Unpacking fluxbox (from .../fluxbox_0.9.12-1build1_i386.deb) ...
dpkg: error processing /var/cache/apt/archives/fluxbox_0.9.12-1build1_i386.deb (--unpack):
trying to overwrite `/usr/share/man/man1/bsetroot.1.gz', which is also in package blackbox
dpkg-deb: subprocess paste killed by signal (Broken pipe)
Errors were encountered while processing:
E: Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code (1)

I got a nasty little error, I also went to fluxbox's webpage and found fluxbox_0.9.14-1_i386.deb, which the version I'm getting from apt-get is 9.12, so if I download fluxbox_0.9.14-1_i386.deb, how would I install that?

January 10th, 2006, 06:04 AM
From terminal -
sudo dpkg -i filename.deb
In my case-
sudo dpkg -i ~/fluxbox_0.9.14-1_i386.deb
because I downloaded the file to my home directory.
Good luck with fluxbox, it's great!

January 10th, 2006, 02:27 PM
if you want desktop icons... get fbDesk aswell... except you have to edit the icons file manually..
i on the other hand... am in the process of making a customizable program that will update it for you using the icons you want and such. its a nifty little program... ill PM you when i get it done.. hopefully in a week or so.


January 10th, 2006, 03:19 PM
I just finished doing a bunch of that......

here is a reference.

if you need a hand with customization i can help.....i just did mine.

I installed using synaptic.....just search for fluxbox and install everything (3or4) and leave the bbmail one out.

January 10th, 2006, 11:07 PM
Thanks a lot, but I should be fine with the customization, I'm quite familiar with BB4win and BBlean, so I should be fine.