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Old 12-05-2004, 08:20 AM   #1
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how to update to gnome-2.9?


hi how do i update gnome-2.6 to 2.9 using urpmi?

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Old 12-05-2004, 11:57 AM   #2
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Do you mean 2.8 because GNOME 2.9 is a development release is is potentially very buggy. You can either compile it from source or configure urpmi to point to cooker. The only problem with using stuff from cooker is that you may have to upgrade other packages on your system Urpmi will do this for you but remember that your system can become unstable.
 
Old 12-05-2004, 08:31 PM   #3
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hmmm ok but im trying to install from this link, http://wwwra.informatik.uni-rostock....rake/GNOME2.9/ is that a developement release? but anyway i want to to try this version of gnome. how do i configure urpmi to point to that link and how to update?

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Old 12-06-2004, 12:43 AM   #4
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here's what you do, (methinks!)

Code:
mkdir gnome-2.9
cd gnome-2.9
wget http://wwwra.informatik.uni-rostock....ME2.9/RPMS/*.* .
After it is done downloading all the RPM's, do this:
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su
*root password*
(you should still be in the gnome-2.9 directory)
urpmi *.rpm
That should install the new Gnome 2.9 for you, but it sounds dangerous! Good luck and report back on how it is.
 
Old 12-06-2004, 02:55 AM   #5
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ok thank you very much anyway i'm afraid it will have dependencies problem. i try with this method.

thank you.

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Old 12-06-2004, 03:52 AM   #6
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hmmm im getting this error
[amin@cm210 gnome-2.9]$ wget http://wwwra.informatik.uni-rostock....ME2.9/RPMS/*.*
Warning: wildcards not supported in HTTP.
--17:52:09-- http://wwwra.informatik.uni-rostock....ME2.9/RPMS/*.*
=> `*.*'
Resolving wwwra.informatik.uni-rostock.de... 139.30.7.179
Connecting to wwwra.informatik.uni-rostock.de[139.30.7.179]:80... connected.
HTTP request sent, awaiting response... 404 Not Found
17:52:11 ERROR 404: Not Found.

any ideas?

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Old 12-06-2004, 05:24 AM   #7
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Just remove *.* at the end of the url.
 
Old 12-06-2004, 05:34 AM   #8
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well its no use its not d/ling anything.

im gonna try again.

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Old 12-06-2004, 11:05 AM   #9
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worse comes to worst, just download each RPM manually into the gnome-2.9 directory you made.
 
Old 12-06-2004, 08:16 PM   #10
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ok. i'll do that, btw what DE's or WM you using, you see even with 512mb of memory kde seems to be slow.

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Old 12-06-2004, 08:54 PM   #11
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slow is subjective so I don't know what you are expecting. I'm using KDE 3.2.3 and I everything works fine. Speed, to me, is fast and better than Windows XP so I'll take it. I aslo have 512 MB of RAM and am using a P4 2.56 Ghz chip.
 
Old 12-06-2004, 09:10 PM   #12
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ok. may be its my processor which is Athlon-XP 1.67ghz. anyway i'm going to stick with kde.

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