Install XFCE on CentOS 7 official release

Following Notes work on CentOS/RHEL/OEL 7.

As the release is fresh, we dont have rpmfusion packages on XFCE.

Also we dont have RHN access.

 

Alternative for now: install via EPEL repo

 

1. install CentOS 7 release
http://www.centos.org/download/

Minimal install without X window and Desktop setups.

 

2. install EPEL repo.

http://ftp.riken.jp/Linux/fedora/epel/beta/7/x86_64/repoview/epel-release.html

 

3. install XFCE sets.

 

Now OK:

or:

 

Get Necessary Packages:

Still there’s a fatal problem for now, that no thunar packages available yet.
#yum install Thunar thunar  # not work

Trying from scratch
# http://archive.xfce.org/src/xfce/thunar/1.6/Thunar-1.6.3.tar.bz2

Also: following build in progress, waiting…
https://apps.fedoraproject.org/packages/Thunar/builds/

Well ,  thunar package may be available now when you read this note, just ignore the following,

or if not yet ready, please keep noticed.
I tried  to fetch package from F20.

1. the latest version of Thunar is 1.6.3-3.fc21  ,  but EL7 is based on fc21,
google “Thunar-1.6.3-2.fc20.src.rpm” for the location

2. essential tools:

3. packages ready for build:

4.build RPM

RPMs now ready here:

 

Install is ok:

Same issue on xfdesktop,  fetch and compile together.
# google xfdesktop-4.10.2-2.fc20.src.rpm

 

Alternative:
I just saw following builds:

just download directly here:

Thunar    http://koji.fedoraproject.org/koji/buildinfo?buildID=543666
xfdesktop   http://koji.fedoraproject.org/koji/buildinfo?buildID=543669

 

Also xfdesktop have a dependency on desktop-backgrounds-basic

I uploaded all files here:
http://pan.baidu.com/s/1o6OB8ro

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