SL6 to F16??

Beartooth beartooth at
Sun Oct 30 17:57:28 UTC 2011

On Sun, 30 Oct 2011 11:03:41 -0600, Kevin Fenzi wrote:

> On Sun, 30 Oct 2011 16:49:54 +0000 (UTC)
> Beartooth <beartooth at> wrote:
>> 	I've been playing with Scientific Linux on an oldish machine,
>> and now I want to try F16 with xfce -- *not* live, but installed, with
>> the .iso on a DVD. I realize that requires me to install the gnome
>> version and then add xfce. Do I just command "yum install xfce," or is
>> there something more esoteric?
> yum groupinstall xfce-desktop
> You don't need to install gnome. Just deselect it when you do the
> install.

	Oh good. And can I then still use a few gnome apps I depend on, 
comparably to running gnome but using Konqueror for man pages and K3B for 
media? (iirc, I have to install a good bit of KDE to get those.)

>> 	In the course of playing with SL, I've put spare copies of
>> various data into it, and of course tweaked all sorts of things, many
>> of them a tad bit tedious; I'd like to preserve them into the F16
>> install.
> You can save off your homedir and keep all those settings easily.

	You mean like copying them to an external drive and then back?

> Other things you will likely have to re-tweak.
	<sigh> I've certainly done it plenty of times before ....

	Thanks for the clues!

Beartooth Staffwright, Neo-Redneck Not Quite Clueless Power User
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