Bug 1744139 - Request to build xfce for EPEL 8
Summary: Request to build xfce for EPEL 8
Status: NEW
Alias: None
Product: Fedora EPEL
Classification: Fedora
Component: xfce4-session
Version: epel7
Hardware: Unspecified
OS: Unspecified
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Kevin Fenzi
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
Depends On: 1778302
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Reported: 2019-08-21 12:43 UTC by adam winberg
Modified: 2019-12-06 09:20 UTC (History)
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Description adam winberg 2019-08-21 12:43:15 UTC
Please build xfce for EPEL 8

Comment 1 Mukundan Ragavan 2019-08-21 21:00:45 UTC
Yeah, in my to-do. I will shoot for Xfce 4.14 once it has lived in Fedora for a couple of weeks or so.

Comment 2 serge sterck 2019-10-12 11:52:48 UTC
Already build see my site


Comment 3 serge sterck 2019-10-12 11:55:15 UTC
direct link in english : https://sauronlenoir.be/index.php/en/xxx

Comment 4 Tony Stocker 2019-11-04 11:42:01 UTC
Any update or ETA on when this will enter testing? The default (and even legacy) GNOME3 mandatory desktop makes me want to run my head through the wall several times a day.

Comment 5 Mukundan Ragavan 2019-11-05 23:20:35 UTC
Sorry for the delay. I have been really busy these days. I will endeavor to get xfce to EPEL8 by the end of this month.

Comment 6 Mukundan Ragavan 2019-11-05 23:21:31 UTC
(In reply to Mukundan Ragavan from comment #5)
> Sorry for the delay. I have been really busy these days. I will endeavor to
> get xfce to EPEL8 by the end of this month.

There should be no delay beyond that.

Comment 7 Scott Dowdle 2019-11-20 17:36:15 UTC
Making any progress on your efforts to build XFCE packages for EL8?  I am so looking forward to your release.

Comment 8 serge sterck 2019-11-20 18:51:24 UTC
Scoot Donwde It has already been build take my SRPM & RPM from my site
See my site i'm running it since month
i have also make a repository and a group so you can yse dnf groupinstall
see https://sauronlenoir.be/index.php/en/xxx

 Mukundan Ragavan  take my build you have the rpms et srpms for centos 8 
just loot at it and after that you can it in your repo  i'm currently running it more thant 1 month without any bugs.

Comment 9 Scott Dowdle 2019-11-20 19:45:17 UTC

EPEL (and now EPEL Playground) are well known and used by millions (I'm guessing) of users.  Getting XFCE available in EPEL, where it has been available in the past, is definitely a goal I'd like to support.

Using someone else's one-off repo is not something I like to do... because there are no guarantees it will continue to be maintained or that there will be a easy transition from a one-off repo to EPEL once the packages are available there.  I am in no way trying to repudiate you, your skills, your efforts, nor your packages.

Another roadblock for me with EL8 is the lack of a livecd-tools package, historically in the CentOS Extras repo.  I'd really like to build live/installable C8 media with XFCE as the default desktop... so I've got to be patient... so while I'd like to see XFCE packages sooner than later, I'm not in a terrible hurry... at least not until after livecd-tools (which provides livecd-creator) appears... assuming it ever does.  I tried using a Fedora 28 livecd-tools package (which EL8 is loosely based on?) but there were missing python deps and conflicts that were difficult to get past... which I'm guessing is part of the reason it isn't currently available.  This paragraph is way off-topic so please forgive.

Scott Dowdle

Comment 10 Mukundan Ragavan 2019-11-21 22:27:51 UTC
hi scott, yes I will build this in the next couple of weeks.

Comment 11 Mukundan Ragavan 2019-11-25 22:35:39 UTC
I have requested EPEL8 branches. Xfce will appear in EPEL8 testing repos within the next week or so.

Comment 12 anax_casablanca 2019-11-29 09:27:47 UTC
Could you please add the XFCE Desktop to Centos 8 like in Centos 7?
Thank you very much


Comment 13 Mukundan Ragavan 2019-11-29 14:24:15 UTC
yes. In progress.

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