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Old 03-19-2009, 06:06 PM   #1
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How to install lxde


I've install Debian Testing with gnome.

After reading some blogs, wanted to try out lxde.

however, tried (http://wiki.lxde.org/en/Debian) apt-cache search doesn't up lxde


how should I proceed ?
 
Old 03-19-2009, 06:35 PM   #2
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Can you post your /etc/apt/sources.list? (though it should be in main) Did you install from CD or from a netinstall image? It might be that your sources.list is pointed at a CD that doesn't contain LXDE.

The package is in the squeeze repos, so you should be able to aptitude install lxde as root if your sources.list is pointed at the net.
 
Old 03-20-2009, 01:56 AM   #3
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Originally Posted by michalng View Post
I've install Debian Testing with gnome.

After reading some blogs, wanted to try out lxde.

however, tried (http://wiki.lxde.org/en/Debian) apt-cache search doesn't up lxde


how should I proceed ?
I'm running Debian testing.
Quote:
$ aptitude search lxde
p lxde - Meta-package for the Lightweight X11 Deskt
p lxde-common - the Lightweight X11 Desktop Environment co
p lxde-core - Meta-package for the Lightweight X11 Deskt
p lxde-settings-daemon - LXDE settings daemon
Maybe you need to check out your repos in sources.list
cheers,
jdk
 
Old 03-20-2009, 05:19 AM   #4
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Originally Posted by pljvaldez View Post
Can you post your /etc/apt/sources.list? (though it should be in main) Did you install from CD or from a netinstall image? It might be that your sources.list is pointed at a CD that doesn't contain LXDE.

The package is in the squeeze repos, so you should be able to aptitude install lxde as root if your sources.list is pointed at the net.

I know this sounds weird but now lxde can be found

Quote:
aptitude search lxde
p lxde - Meta-package for the Lightweight X11 Deskt
p lxde-common - the Lightweight X11 Desktop Environment co
p lxde-core - Meta-package for the Lightweight X11 Deskt
p lxde-settings-daemon - LXDE settings daemon
For what it's worth, the mirror that I used is

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deb http://ftp.jaist.ac.jp/pub/Linux/Debian/ testing main contrib non-free
deb-src http://ftp.jaist.ac.jp/pub/Linux/Debian/ testing main contrib non-free

deb http://security.debian.org/ squeeze/updates main contrib non-free
deb-src http://security.debian.org/ squeeze/updates main contrib non-free
Thanks to everyone for helping .


Edit:
Since we are on the source list, is the source list that I am using correct?
Does security have a contrib and non-free repo ?

Last edited by michalng; 03-20-2009 at 05:20 AM.
 
Old 03-20-2009, 11:12 AM   #5
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Since we are on the source list, is the source list that I am using correct?
Does security have a contrib and non-free repo ?
Security does indeed have contrib and non-free IIRC.

My only other comment would be to change your main repository from "testing" to "squeeze" like you have for the security repos. It won't be an issue for a couple of years, but when squeeze becomes stable, you'll have have of your sources.list on stable (squeeze) and half of signed up for the next version of testing which could make things interesting...
 
Old 03-20-2009, 11:54 AM   #6
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Security does indeed have contrib and non-free IIRC.

My only other comment would be to change your main repository from "testing" to "squeeze" like you have for the security repos. It won't be an issue for a couple of years, but when squeeze becomes stable, you'll have have of your sources.list on stable (squeeze) and half of signed up for the next version of testing which could make things interesting...
I agree that it's not a good idea to mix testing and squeeze but how you change them depends on what you want to do. If you want to keep tracking testing (as I've done for years) then change everything to testing and you will seamlessly follow the testing version regardless of what it's called at the moment.
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