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Old 05-22-2004, 02:32 AM   #1
rnmartinez
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How to upgrade to Gnome 2.6.1 in Debian


I want to install gnome 2.6.1 . I am running Debian unstable on kernel 2.6.5

I tried using the experimental repositories and it said that I already had the newest gnome (its 2.4.x)

I am a newbie to this so sorry if I am not clear, or if I haven't provided enough information about my setup. Thanks
 
Old 05-22-2004, 03:33 AM   #2
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type dselect and update your system to get the newest package-list from a mirror near you. you my first look by ftp if there is the new gnome allready there. I think i've heard it should be uploaded a few days ago.
since you'll need a few other packages with up to date versions you will have to download additional packages - but apt should take care of that. packages you don't want to be updated switch to "hold".
hope that helped a bit
sl mritch.
 
Old 05-22-2004, 01:12 PM   #3
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Check your sources.list to see if you have a repository that has experimental packages. You can follow this FAQ if you are having any trouble.

http://wiki.debian.net/index.cgi?GnomeTwoDotSixFAQ
 
Old 05-23-2004, 10:13 PM   #4
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I tried that and it didn't seem to work, said my gnome was up to date. Any other ideas? If not its fine I can wait gnome 2.4 works fine
 
Old 05-24-2004, 01:04 AM   #5
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Did you follow all the steps?[list=1][*]Run apt-setup and edit your source list and add the following entries
Code:
deb ftp://ftp.debian.org/debian ../project/experimental main
deb http://pkg-gnome.alioth.debian.org/debian experimental main
deb-src http://pkg-gnome.alioth.debian.org/debian experimental main
[*]At the command prompt, run

Code:
apt-get update
apt-get -t experimental install gnome-desktop-environment
[/list=1]

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