Bug 2029212 - Please branch and build xfce4 for epel9
Summary: Please branch and build xfce4 for epel9
Alias: None
Product: Fedora EPEL
Classification: Fedora
Component: xfce4-session
Version: epel9
Hardware: Unspecified
OS: Unspecified
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Kevin Fenzi
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
: 2053989 2084625 2093286 2093720 (view as bug list)
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2021-12-05 19:56 UTC by Ian Laurie
Modified: 2022-06-20 00:36 UTC (History)
16 users (show)

Fixed In Version: xfce4-session-4.16.0-5.el9
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Last Closed: 2022-06-20 00:36:21 UTC
Type: Bug

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Description Ian Laurie 2021-12-05 19:56:32 UTC
Description of problem:
Lean and mean GUI for Enterprise use that targets getting the job done quickly without fluff.

Comment 1 Mukundan Ragavan 2021-12-06 01:00:44 UTC
I can do this in 2022

Comment 2 Kevin Fenzi 2022-02-13 21:06:36 UTC
*** Bug 2053989 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***

Comment 3 Thomas Cameron 2022-03-25 18:15:46 UTC
Just came by to say I enthusiastically urge you to add xfce. It's perfect for a business desktop.

Comment 4 Pat Riehecky 2022-04-12 01:35:50 UTC
Adding my voice to the interest in this.

Comment 5 Mukundan Ragavan 2022-04-13 13:08:49 UTC
Thanks for the input Thomas and Pat.

I will do this in the coming weeks.

Comment 6 ed leaver 2022-04-17 02:00:18 UTC
Thanks Mukundan! Lack of XFCE - and time - are the only things preventing me from migraining to CS9. Which I need to do before FC34 EOLs. :)

Comment 7 Thomas Cameron 2022-04-17 02:27:54 UTC
Many thanks, Mukundan! I sure do appreciate it! I can't wait to adopt RHEL9 with xfce! I try to use RHEL wherever I can (as opposed to CentOS or Fedora), so having my favorite DE on RHEL will be perfect.

Comment 8 Mark Pryor 2022-04-25 17:20:42 UTC
Using this mock chroot:

grabbed the Xfce4 group SRPM set from fc35 and built it for el9.


Comment 9 Mukundan Ragavan 2022-04-26 02:31:06 UTC
I have just filed requests for epel9 branch. I will start building the packages in the coming days.

Comment 10 Mukundan Ragavan 2022-05-03 12:13:07 UTC
I will start building this soon. Branches are created.

Comment 11 alphacc 2022-05-11 09:17:10 UTC
Very good news ! thanks for the effort !

Comment 12 Mukundan Ragavan 2022-05-13 12:02:14 UTC
*** Bug 2084625 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***

Comment 13 Mukundan Ragavan 2022-05-16 00:06:21 UTC
I have finally built most of the core packages. terminal, ristretto and a bunch of plugins remain.

Assuming no issues, I expect xfce 4.16 to be available for testing within a week.

Sorry about the delay.

Comment 14 Scott Dowdle 2022-05-26 19:16:14 UTC
I'm interested in this for sure.

Comment 15 Fedora Update System 2022-06-01 02:51:54 UTC
FEDORA-EPEL-2022-5fe886dfa9 has been submitted as an update to Fedora EPEL 9. https://bodhi.fedoraproject.org/updates/FEDORA-EPEL-2022-5fe886dfa9

Comment 16 Mukundan Ragavan 2022-06-01 03:11:16 UTC
alright folks, this is done. mousepad did not build and I need to figure out what's going on. Other than that, Xfce should work as well as it does on Fedora. I tested these builds on RHEL 9 with EPEL enabled and did not notice any issues or odd behavior.

the karma for stable is high and time for stable is long - this is intentional.

test and provide feedback please.

Comment 17 Fedora Update System 2022-06-02 02:30:26 UTC
FEDORA-EPEL-2022-5fe886dfa9 has been pushed to the Fedora EPEL 9 testing repository.

You can provide feedback for this update here: https://bodhi.fedoraproject.org/updates/FEDORA-EPEL-2022-5fe886dfa9

See also https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/QA:Updates_Testing for more information on how to test updates.

Comment 18 Mukundan Ragavan 2022-06-04 03:00:42 UTC
*** Bug 2093286 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***

Comment 19 Kevin Fenzi 2022-06-05 16:48:39 UTC
*** Bug 2093720 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***

Comment 20 Pat Riehecky 2022-06-17 17:38:14 UTC
Is there a comps.xml bug for EPEL9 xfce desktop group?

Comment 21 Mukundan Ragavan 2022-06-18 15:51:36 UTC
(In reply to Pat Riehecky from comment #20)
> Is there a comps.xml bug for EPEL9 xfce desktop group?

there isn't one. I did not have time to update comps earlier. Now, there is PR for comps.


Once merged, it should be possible to install xfce base packages as a group.

Comment 22 Mukundan Ragavan 2022-06-19 20:27:42 UTC
the update is on its way to stable.

xfce is now in comps.

Comment 23 Fedora Update System 2022-06-20 00:36:21 UTC
FEDORA-EPEL-2022-5fe886dfa9 has been pushed to the Fedora EPEL 9 stable repository.
If problem still persists, please make note of it in this bug report.

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