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Old 03-03-2003, 09:31 AM   #1
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Question Updating GNOME


I just heard from my friend that the newest version of gnome kick some serious ass...so i am wondering if upgrading gnome is a pain in the ass.....right now my gnome is not even running properly....giving me this stupid error msg whenever i start it...something abour setting daemon not loading or something....anyways, is upgrading gnome easy? or should i not bother with it at all?
 
Old 03-03-2003, 09:52 AM   #2
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There is plenty of documentation on how to install gnome at www.gnome.org . There are specific sections for installing known under different distros such as Mandrake. Go to there web site and read through the intsructions for installing gnome. I took a quick glance at them at they look pretty straight forward.

As always if you run into any snags you can always ask for some help here.
 
Old 03-03-2003, 10:32 AM   #3
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Re: Updating GNOME

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Originally posted by newbieME
I just heard from my friend that the newest version of gnome kick some serious ass...so i am wondering if upgrading gnome is a pain in the ass.....right now my gnome is not even running properly....giving me this stupid error msg whenever i start it...something abour setting daemon not loading or something....anyways, is upgrading gnome easy? or should i not bother with it at all?
Which release is baby? If you are running Mandy less than 9.0 you are going to run into unforseen snags. Such as the latest Gnome was compiled with gcc 3.2 and you are running 2.96 or older. If you downloaded the source and compiled it on your own, you'd have less of a hitch, however that's a (word that rhymes with hitch). So, you have 2 options:
Fire up urpmi after adding a cooker to your list of update sites and type:
gnome
And have it install all the gnome updates, this might include gcc and a whole laundry list of other apps that are required. 5 hours later (assuming you've got a fast connection) come back and enjoy your new Gnome desktop... if things went well.

Other option:
Download 9.0 and install it, I'm pretty sure it came with Gnome2 so then it will be only a slight update from the cooker for the latest, that and you've already got gcc 3.2 so you won't have to worry about incompatibilities.

Good Luck, either way

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Old 03-03-2003, 12:36 PM   #4
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All right, i got mdk 9.0 and i installed KDE and GNOME so i guess there won't be many incompatibilities...when i get home from work, i will try upgrading gnome and then i will post how it went....i hope i don't run into any troubles though.. but that's going to be tuff seeing how i just started using linux 2 days ago...oy :-|
 
Old 03-03-2003, 12:40 PM   #5
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Update your mirror list, and use urpmi rather some generic RPM's. You will find it to be a time saver, and relief if you do.

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Old 03-03-2003, 07:08 PM   #6
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Okay, i am just going to go to googles now and type in "updating mirror list linux" and "using urpm"
 
Old 03-03-2003, 09:28 PM   #7
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me currently updating using urpmi...getting updated list at 7.17 k...tried --auto-select..apparently that will make me download 445mb worth of stuff....crazy stuff....
 
Old 03-03-2003, 09:35 PM   #8
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weird when i run urpmi --auto-select i don't see any gnome stuff...i don't think this is what i am supposed to do...
 
Old 03-03-2003, 09:46 PM   #9
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oh something happening..it won't be long till my lnux crash and burns....i can just feel it...
 
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Okay, i am just going to go to googles now and type in "updating mirror list linux" and "using urpm"
Close, I'd search for "updating mirror list mandrake" or "updating mirror list urpmi"

Either way, I'd do it here first, then google.com/linux Here's my brief tutorial (it more applies to 9, but still has some use in other versions):
http://masterc.no-ip.org/mandrake/update.html

I've actually written how to do it, and attached that page around here somewhere... ah yes:
http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...threadid=42052

HTH

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Old 03-03-2003, 09:54 PM   #11
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me currently updating using urpmi...getting updated list at 7.17 k...tried --auto-select..apparently that will make me download 445mb worth of stuff....crazy stuff....
Did you get that from the manpage or a website? That sounds about right actually, ~500mb for Gnome update.

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Old 03-03-2003, 09:56 PM   #12
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ummm i don't even know if it's gnome..actually more than half of the files had kde in the name....
 
Old 03-03-2003, 09:59 PM   #13
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oh something happening..it won't be long till my lnux crash and burns....i can just feel it...
I really would have combine them into one post if I:
1. Wasn't on a w2k box at work (it's amazing how crappy things are in win even on a 1.8Ghz P4)
2. The firewall (or whatever) wasn't slowing the T3 to a halt every other post.

Anyway...

Be sure to film your box burning, that'd be worth posting! I'd be happy to host it...

Nah, at worst you could just remove the packages, install the old ones and live happily ever after

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Old 03-03-2003, 10:05 PM   #14
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OH okAY ahaha no problem...hmmmm i am going to get me a fire extinguisher just in case.... oh btw am i even supposed to run urmpi --auto-select? when i run it i get these 2 choices....
One of the following packages is needed:
1- mdkkdm-9.1-22mdk.i586
2- kdebase-kdm-3.1-69mdk.i586
...oh wait ..i THINK I UPDATED THE GODDAMN THING..i see gnome 2.2 now on the list....ummm how do i just select the files with gnome in them....hmm...fire extinguisher..where are u??
 
Old 03-03-2003, 10:20 PM   #15
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Yeah okay..that's my question now..how do i select just the gnome files using urpmi...if i just do --auto-select it's going to make me download 1250mb worth of files which i don't have time for...... anyone help?? PLAZZZZ?
 
  


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