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Old 06-27-2007, 07:31 AM   #1
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Help! How To Install Gnome On Mepis 6.5


I've just installed Mepis 6.5 and it seems a very stable system, much more than Ubuntu Feisty Fawn. Just i'd prefer Gnome desktop than Kde since the latter seems to be much bloated and ruins eye candy. Can someone tell me how to install the latest gnome version on Mepis ? I'm a beginner when coming to compiling things out, so the easier it is the better. Thanks for any replies
 
Old 06-27-2007, 07:34 AM   #2
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Or maybe another solution would be a guide how to make Kde look more like gnome, i.e. more minimalistic and clean
 
Old 06-27-2007, 08:26 AM   #3
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Gnome is available thru the package manager (Synaptic)---the package manager is always the first thing to try when installing SW.
 
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I tried that but it is an old version of gnome and very unstable, that's why i'm asking for a guide how to install gnome from scratch
 
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http://www.gnome.org/
 
Old 06-27-2007, 08:41 AM   #6
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i already tried something from there but didn't know where to start from!
 
Old 06-27-2007, 09:16 AM   #7
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Other than their live CD demo, it appears that they only offer installation from source code. Have you done that before?

What exactly did you download and what steps have you taken so far?
If the kernel headers are not installed, you will need to do that first. (Use Synaptic)

To get a current version of Gnome, installing the latest Ubuntu might be easier...Distrowatch lists which packages/version come with various distros.
 
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I went to http://www.gnome.org/start/2.18/ . Now which should i download from Garnome, Jhbuild, Platform Sources etc. ?
 
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From that page:
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To ease the build, we recommend that you use GARNOME or jhbuild.
I've never used either, so I would just jump in and try one. I can't tell from that page if you ALSO need source code---but it should become obvious as you proceed.

At each stage---eg when you unpack an archive, there should be a README file.
 
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From the GARNOME page:
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GARNOME is a build utility that allows users to build the GNOME Desktop.

Based on the GAR ports system developed by Nick Moffitt. It downloads, builds and installs the GNOME Desktop from the latest tarball releases. It also includes extra GNOME software to provide users with a comfortable and complete desktop environment.
so just install GARNOME and follow the breadcrumbs
 
  


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