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Old 09-16-2003, 06:07 PM   #1
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upgrading Gnome


Does anyone know how to upgrade Gnome?
From 2.2 to 2.4

I went to the page where all the files are listed and there are like thousand compressed files. Do I have to download them one by one and install them one by one? Or is there any easy way to do that?

Thanks
 
Old 09-17-2003, 12:07 PM   #2
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Anyone?
 
Old 09-17-2003, 12:33 PM   #3
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Re: upgrading Gnome

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Originally posted by greg108
Or is there any easy way to do that?
You will probably want to wait until your distribution (redhat, as I see) releases an RPM. Unless you've installed lots of software from tarballs, I wouldn't recommend starting with GNOME!

Steve
 
Old 09-17-2003, 02:00 PM   #4
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alright I have Slack and was looking for the same thing. I already downloaded all of the tarballs and was about to start down the list and then wondered the same thing. I found something called 'GARNOME' anybody ever heard of this. I have some expierence installing this stuff and think I could handle it but, was looking for an easier way to do it.

Does some one have any suggestions or hints for me...
 
Old 09-19-2003, 10:45 PM   #5
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I'm actually in the process of trying to the same exact thing.

I have a test linux box (pretty old box) that I use for testing stuff out before I do it on my main machine. I used garnome to install the gnome 2.4 tarballs, etc., thinking it would save me time.

After several hours (like I said, it is a slow machine ) the installation was completed, and I reboot the system. However, the RedHat 9 Gnome and the bluecurve limitations were still in place...

For some reason, it didn't work. I don't know precisely what went wrong. The only thing I can think of is I was running X (RedHat's Gnome, actually) while doing this.

Thoughts?

Help appreciated.
 
Old 09-20-2003, 12:47 AM   #6
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The only thing I can think of is I was running X (RedHat's Gnome, actually) while doing this.
no, that wouldn't matter. you would just need to log out and restart X.

wass, since you run slack, you might want to try dropline gnome. just get the installer and it will install everything for you. i can't say if it will work over a non-dropline version because i've never tried that, but if it didn't you could always remove it with the installer.

http://www.dropline.net/gnome/
 
Old 09-22-2003, 04:07 PM   #7
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I can't use Dropline on this box because it isn't a 686 chipset. Dropline upgraded the code since version 9 came out and it no longer works on the older CPU's. I learned that one the hardway... So that's why I was looking for an alternative
 
Old 09-22-2003, 04:32 PM   #8
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i guess you're going to have to try garnome, then. either that or do it all manually. but garnome doesn't look too bad. if i didn't have dropline, i'd do it.
 
  


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