GNOME could not be installed

Markus Heinz markus.heinz at
Mon Dec 25 14:04:23 UTC 2006


On Mon, 25 Dec 2006 13:33:01 +0000
arnuld <arnuld3 at> wrote:

> >> after enabling "contrib" & "gnome" ports,  "ports -u" was
> >> successful. i want to install GNOME so i did:
> >> "prt-get depinst --install-scripts gnome"
> >> after installing several-packages it says something like:
> >> "unable to fetch SDL-1.2.x.x.tar.bz2"
> >> "installation failed"
> >> and it stops.  "prt-get deptree gnome" shows me the deptree
> >> correctly. what could be the reason for trouble? i guess "SDL"
> >> package has been re(moved) from the rsync respository.
> my guess was right "SDL sources" do *not* exist on internet . i tried
> "httpup" too & gnome installation failed at the same point. i decided
> to download "SDL sources" myself on Firefox. what i found is
> """ does not exist, it was the first hint on Google for "sdl
> download". i am not able to get SDL sources & hence can not build
> do you know any pointer to SDL sources so thati can run GNOME?

Yesterday I had the same problem finding the SDL sources. Try this URL:



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