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Old 10-03-2004, 10:20 PM   #1
gagda1
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Installing gnome on Fedora Core 2


Hello I'm running KDE 3.2 on Fedora Core 2.

Gnome isn't installed on my system. I would like install it and switch to Gnome. I go in Package Management (Add/Remove Applications) and check Gnome from the list. Then I click the Update button and it tells me: "The following packages could not be found on your system. Installation cannot continue until they are installed. xorg-x11-libs". However, when I go in KPackage and search for "xorg", I find xorg-x11-libs in the installed packages. I tried yum update xorg-x11-libs and it tells me already up to date.

Any idea?

Thanks,
David
 
Old 10-03-2004, 11:15 PM   #2
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You should be able to install it from the CD.Add the CD to the sources.
 
Old 10-04-2004, 07:54 AM   #3
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Is yum not a valid option? I would have thought that simply doing
Code:
$ yum install gnome
would work, would it not?

Or, boot from the FC2 #1 CD and press enter as if it is a new installation, and then it gives you an option of either performing a new installation or upgrading a currently installed system. Maybe you can add gnome from there?

Last edited by morrolan; 10-04-2004 at 07:56 AM.
 
Old 10-04-2004, 12:25 PM   #4
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Quote:
Originally posted by comprookie2000
You should be able to install it from the CD.Add the CD to the sources.
How do you add the CD to the sources?
 
Old 10-04-2004, 12:28 PM   #5
gagda1
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Quote:
Originally posted by morrolan
Is yum not a valid option? I would have thought that simply doing
Code:
$ yum install gnome
would work, would it not?

Or, boot from the FC2 #1 CD and press enter as if it is a new installation, and then it gives you an option of either performing a new installation or upgrading a currently installed system. Maybe you can add gnome from there?
I tried "yum install gnome" but it tells me: cannot find a package matching gnome
 
Old 10-04-2004, 12:31 PM   #6
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I'm afraid about booting from the CD to upgrade the current system to try adding gnome. I had so much trouble figuring out how to set up Samba so that my Linux box acts as a domain controler and also setting up my ftp. Now, I wouldn't want to loose anything. I thought there may be a way to install gnome easily. As usual, with Linux, nothing is ever easy...
 
  


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