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Old 09-30-2003, 02:09 PM   #1
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Hey, this is definitely an easy question. I just know nothing.

Background: I installed Debian on my spare computer, everything went okay as far as i know. Only thing is I don't have a GUI, i just boot up to what looks like a command prompt. This isn't a huge problem, I do work on machines like this sometimes.

What i want: I want to install Gnome from my command prompt. I've figured out a few little steps.

-edit /etc/apt/sources.list to include the ftp site from which i'll install it

apt-get update
apt-get install gnome

Or some nonesence like that. My question is how exactly do i edit the sources.list?

Thanks in advance
Old 09-30-2003, 02:13 PM   #2
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shouldn't have to edit. debian installs a default sources.list which should work fine.
Old 09-30-2003, 03:38 PM   #3
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So then all I have to do to install Gnome is the apt lines? Anything else?
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short answer: no
Old 09-30-2003, 04:36 PM   #5
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Originally posted by grilledsalad
So then all I have to do to install Gnome is the apt lines? Anything else?
You should just try it. If you don't have a line in sources.list describing correct location withgnome, you'll see an error message. But if you have chosen one of the mirrors from Debian list, it should be OK.


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