Compiling Workrave in Fedora Core 4

Suraj N. Kurapati

Workrave is a fantastic break-reminder program which aids the responsible user in preventing RSI and eye-strain. It is far better than gnome-typing-monitor, which periodically invokes instinctual panic by flashing a red square whence less than one minute remains before a break!

Presently, there is no pre-built binary package for Workrave under Fedora Core 4, so I’ve had to track down dependencies and compile it myself. The necessary dependencies can be installed by executing this command:

yum install '[lg]**mm**devel' gnome-panel-devel gnet2-devel

After doing this, the source package compiles smoothly, without dependency errors.

I should also mention that I am using, in addition to the default Fedora repositories, the DAG, Dries, FreshRPMS, and Livna repositories—whose yum repo files can be acquired here.

Place these repo files into /etc/yum.repos.d to make use of the aforementioned repositories.