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Old 08-24-2005, 10:25 PM   #16
Nicarlo
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alright.. that fixed that. Now im getting " you may want to run apt-get update ( which i did ) to correct these problems and the famous " Package gnome has no installation candidate"

any more suggestions ?
 
Old 08-24-2005, 10:26 PM   #17
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I have just installed Debian Sid (unstable) and here is my /etc/apt/sources.list,
Code:
deb http://ftp.uk.debian.org/debian/ unstable main contrib non-free
deb http://ftp.ie.debian.org/debian/ unstable main contrib non-free

#videolan
deb http://download.videolan.org/pub/videolan/debian sarge main
To install an xserver, I did
Code:
#apt-get install xserver-xorg x-window-system
To install gnome, I did
Code:
#apt-get install gnome-desktop
Pick a mirror near you from the Debian website.
 
Old 08-24-2005, 10:52 PM   #18
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thanks alot i finaly got it working.. apreciate all the help everyone gave me

Thanks alot
 
Old 08-25-2005, 02:28 AM   #19
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In general when you want to install something with Debian, search the sources for the exact name of the package (like in your gome case).
To do this, use: "apt-cache search"
e.g.
"apt-cache search gnome" will give you gnome related packages.
But often this gives you too many results, because it also searches the description of packages, so add grep to it, to only show those with "gnome" in the package-name, like:

apt-cache search gnome | grep gnome

then you'll see what packege you need, in your case gnome-desktop, and just do the usual apt-get install.

oh, how I love apt for its simplicity ...

anyway, just wanted to add this to the post, it was a great help to me, when I didn't really know the name of something I was searching, like a certain dockapp for my WM, then I can just search for "dockapp" or "clock" or whatever and it'll give me some results to choose from.
But you may always want to take a quick look at the related manpage, for many more options to append to apt-commands.
 
Old 08-25-2005, 05:28 AM   #20
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Thanks DefRay, I was looking for that kind of command.
 
Old 08-26-2005, 03:07 AM   #21
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Couldn't be easier with Apt. Installed base off CD, then did a apt-get install kde. Prior to that, setup ftp for source. All done
 
Old 08-26-2005, 04:12 AM   #22
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http://www.debian.org/doc/manuals/re...erence.en.html
 
Old 08-26-2005, 04:32 AM   #23
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try apt-get install x-window-system-core
or
apt-get install x-window-system
 
  


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