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Old 12-15-2003, 02:28 PM   #1
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getting latest gnome

when i installed woody debian i was hoping to get gnome 2.4... instead i got 1.4 which isnt impressive. ive been to the gnome website and i downloaded all the files need for 2.4. its a bunch of .tar and other like files. is this all i need? if it is how dow i extract the .tar?

Second how do i extract .rpm files? i know about that command line command rpm but it gives me and error message..... any bright ideas?
Old 12-15-2003, 04:34 PM   #2
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You should go to and search for a Woody backport of Gnome. You may try adding this line to your sources.list file:

deb ./

It is supposed to be a Gnome 2.4 backport, but I haven't tried it myself because I run testing/unstable and just install Gnome 2.4 from the unstable branch using "apt-get -t unstable install gnome"
Old 12-15-2003, 08:59 PM   #3
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I run testing on my laptop (Gnome 2.2/2.4), but just for kicks I always have a parallell install with the latest Garnome Gnome release - currently Garnome 0.28.2, which provides the Gnome 2.5 development branch. It's very handy since it doesn't break anything - it is in fact a separate installation of Gnome and its support libraries. I always install it to /usr/local/garnome (instead of to ~/garnome) so all users on the computer can benefit from it if they wish.

It is very easy to install, but it takes a *lot* of time as it builds everything from source.


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