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Old 07-06-2011, 02:25 AM   #1
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Is there a easiest way to install gnome on slack 13.37


I like GNOME. So, I want to install gnome 3 as my desktop environment.
But how?
 
Old 07-06-2011, 03:00 AM   #2
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http://ftp.osuosl.org/pub/gsb/gsb-3....nt/INSTALL.TXT

 
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Old 07-06-2011, 04:22 PM   #3
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Be warned, gnome slack build is a little out of date right now. However, I've been using it and it works nicely. Some programs will still require gnome 2 libs. Like gnucash. But for the most part, you shouldn't have any problem installing the missing libs from Slack Builds. I did a 'full' install of all the libraries for GSB. Not just the small list to get a basic install.
 
Old 07-07-2011, 10:12 AM   #4
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I think you are referring to gnomeslackbuild 2.30 for 13.1, not the 3.0 for 13.37 I linked, aren't you?
 
Old 07-07-2011, 10:14 AM   #5
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Something I've been curious for a while. Will the install fail if one doesn't use slapt-get? I wouldn't like to install it, but would like to give Gnome 3 a try.
 
Old 07-07-2011, 10:17 AM   #6
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Something I've been curious for a while. Will the install fail if one doesn't use slapt-get? I wouldn't like to install it, but would like to give Gnome 3 a try.
I really don't see why just downloading all the packages and using upgradepkg --install-new would be a problem. Other than making it more difficult to get updates, I mean.

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Old 07-07-2011, 10:21 AM   #7
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from the INSTALL.TXT above
Quote:
4. Other Installation methods
-----------------------------

GSB currently supports two other installation methos; a fully automated net
based installer and installation from a local repository mirror.

The automated net installer, obviously, requires an active internet connection
to perform the installation - packages are downloaded from one of the GSB
mirror sites (randomly selected from our mirrors list) and installed onto the
system automatically. However, with the net installer there is no facility to
select what packages will be installed - the net installer will install all
packages listed in the 'gsb-complete' meta package (see below). This is by
far the best option for users who want a fully functional, fully featured
GNOME desktop.

If net installation is not possible or there are many installations to be
performed, GSB can be installed from a local mirror/repository. This procedure
requires a full local copy of the whole GSB binary tree - either on hard disk,
a CDROM or some other portable media, and follows the same general process as
the manual slapt-get net installation, except that slapt-get is configured
to use a local GSB repository rather than a online one.

Each of the procedures for installation is detailed below. Once you have
decided which option is best for you, please refer to the appropriate section
for full instructions.
 
Old 07-07-2011, 12:08 PM   #8
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I think you are referring to gnomeslackbuild 2.30 for 13.1, not the 3.0 for 13.37 I linked, aren't you?
No, I'm using Gnome 3... and if I remember correctly, bonobo and maybe some others wasn't installed with it. I don't know for sure right now... I'll have to check my system later. Either way, whatever I did, it's 'working' right now

I wish there was a GSB 3.0.1 version available, but that wouldn't match the 1 major release per Slackware version rule. Slackware 13.37 just happened to catch it on an off cycle.

Unfortunately, all gnome projects are going to be in a long transition until things smooth out. Geeze just look at Slackware still including gtk 1! Does this mean the next version of Slackware will have gtk 1 2 and 3?

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Old 07-07-2011, 01:00 PM   #9
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ah, I think this is what happened (bye bye, bonobo).

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Old 07-14-2011, 03:56 PM   #10
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Re: .../gsb-3.0_slackware-current

That folder seems to have vanished, although the slapt-getrc in .../gsb64-3.0_slackware64-13.37/ad still contains links to it.

Get the slapt-get package from http://mirrors.gnomeslackbuild.org/g...86_64-1gsb.txz
or http://mirrors.gnomeslackbuild.org/g...-i486-1gsb.txt then change a gsb entry in /etc/slapt-get/slapt-getrc to, for example,
from
SOURCE=http://mirrors.gnomeslackbuild.org/gsb/gsb64-3.0_slackware64-current/:PREFERRED
to
SOURCE=http://mirrors.gnomeslackbuild.org/gsb/gsb64-3.0_slackware64-13.37/:PREFERRED

Then `slapt-get --update` and `slapt-get --install-set a` to get started.

You can `slapt-get --download-only --install-set a ac ad ap d go l m n t` then use installpkg using the /var/slapt-get/gsb tree.

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