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Old 01-28-2004, 04:03 PM   #1
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Gnome driving me crazy!


Hi,
I installed Debian Woody 3.02 with the default packages which include X, gdm, Gnome. However it has Gnome 1.4. I have been trying last few days to upgrade to Gnome 2.4, without any success. I've read threads of other people having the same problem but still coudn't solve it.

Can someone please tell me in a simple way how to upgrade Gnome? I don't even know which site to add in the sources.list

thanks
 
Old 01-28-2004, 04:32 PM   #2
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My post is not going to help you much im afraid...

As far as i know, there is no 'simple' or automatic way of upgrading gnome. As youll know It is made up of a large number of independant packages. I wanted to upgrade last summer, but found that theres no easy way to do it at the gnome website. It can only be done manually.

The easiest way would probably be to get your latest distribution release...and install the gnome rpms from the cd.. but even that could makeyour system unstable, so a clean install is probably the only solution

(PS I still run gnome 1.4 on one of my machines without problems)
 
Old 01-28-2004, 06:22 PM   #3
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thanks for the reply neilcpp.

Even if there is no simple way, could someone tell me how to do it the difficult way? What do I have to add to sources.list, and what do I have to apt-get?

Gnome 1.4 works fine on mine too but I would still like 2.4. Also I don't mind trying a few times (have already done so many times) so long as I end up with 2.4

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Old 01-28-2004, 06:44 PM   #4
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OK as a start I would visit the gnome website and use an ftp program to download all the sources which are in tar.gz format.

http://ftp.gnome.org/pub/GNOME/desktop/2.4/

Once you have the sources on your hard drive, its just a matter of working through each package and comparing it to your existing installation to decide whether you need to upgrade it.

Thats the way i would do it - but someone may know of an easier way...
 
Old 01-28-2004, 07:24 PM   #5
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Please don't do it this way. You are using Debian for a reason. You will want to edit your /etc/apt/sources.list and either upgrade to Unstable or add a new deb line for gnome2.4. You can search at apt-get.org and backports.org for such a line. (I just checked apt-get.org and I think their search is foobared.

AHA! Found this:

deb http://source.rfc822.org/pub/local/g...nome/gnome2.4/ ./

Good luck.
 
Old 01-29-2004, 10:12 AM   #6
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I recommend you to upgrade to "testing" :

edit /etc/apt/sources.list and replace all "stable" with "testing"
this will work only if you use ttp to install programs , if not : apt-setup take and put the nearest http source, better : delete all cd sources..

after do : apt-get update

and finally to upgrade apt-get dist-upgrade ... beaceusa in stable not only gnome is only , but a lot of programs
 
  


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