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Old 05-19-2004, 02:00 PM   #1
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How to upgrade Gnome 2.4 to 2.6 with Slackware 9.1


Can any of you Linux experts out there tell me how to upgrade Gnome 2.4 to 2.6 with Slackware 9.1 distribution.

I am new to Linux so if you respond, please post your comments from that perspective.

Thanks
 
Old 05-19-2004, 02:34 PM   #2
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I'm quite a newbie too, but here's how I'd do it (and have done):

Run terminal. Become root. Run "pkgtool", choose to remove *some* packages. See what packages you want to upgrade from some slackware ftp directory. Example: ftp://ftp.heanet.ie/mirrors/ftp.slac...ackware/gnome/

Let's suggest that you decide to upgrade every package listed in that directory. Upgrading means just uninstalling the pkgs, then downloading the new ones to e.g. /tmp directory, and running "./install-packages". To download, use wget ("wget ftp://ftp.heanet.ie/mirrors/ftp.slac...ckware/gnome/*" - downloads everything from specified location to the current directory).

Hope this makes sense.

Bamse
 
Old 05-24-2004, 12:10 PM   #3
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Thanks, I will try your suggestion.
 
Old 05-25-2004, 03:16 PM   #4
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Good luck, be sure to post here if problems occur.

Regards,
Bamse
 
Old 05-25-2004, 03:45 PM   #5
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You can always try SWareT or slapt-get. They do all the hard work of downloading and upgrading the packages.
 
Old 05-25-2004, 09:13 PM   #6
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I suppose I should remove Gnome 2.4 before I install 2.6. I did that, when I startx, Gnome 2.6 startup screen appears, but Nautilus does not load all the usual services, when I try to select something all I get is my mouse cursor.

Reload, try again?
 
Old 05-26-2004, 12:02 PM   #7
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I went ahead and reload Slackware, I intalled the entire package, before I did that I unistalled all the old packages. Now when I startx, Slackware says gnome-session:relocation error: /usr/lib/libgnomecanvas-2.so.0: undefinde symbot: gdk_threads_lock.
Waiting for X server to shut down.

Nothing ever goes as plan.
 
  


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