Re: HowTo for Gnome2??
I don't see exactly what the fuss is. Fonts are fine for me - I do
remember previous updates (maybe a month ago) in testing breaking them
momentarily, however, so this may not be a GNOME issue. As for the rest
of the GNOME2 packages, they're just not here yet - deal with it. I
backed up my sources.list, changed it to unstable, did an apt-get
update, apt-get install gnome-core, and then restored the old
sources.list. Works fine. Nautilus 2 is worlds faster than the
original, fonts are nice, everything is anti-aliased, blah, blah,
blah... If you're absolutely opposed to any unstable packages, then I
guess you're screwed. That's what you get for running testing.
On Thu, 3 Jul 2003 20:17:46 -0600
"John W. M. Stevens" <email@example.com> wrote:
> I upgraded from stable to testing, in order to be able to start using
> Gnome2, only to find that there was no good way to get a complete,
> usable Gnome2 installation.
> Many things are broken, including:
> 1) Fonts. They are really ugly, and it seems that the previous
> defaults were just ignored.
> 2) The Gnome Settings Daemon was not installed, and it repeatedly
> complains about that lack. I can't find any package that indicates
> that it might contain this semi-mythical daemon.
> 3) It seems impossible to figure out what will conflict with what,
> without actually trying just about every combination. Incompatible
> packages are all stuffed into the gnome section, with no clue as
> to what packages should be installed to get a reasonably complete
> Gnome2 installation. I seem to have installed, and uninstalled,
> parts of both Gnome and Gnome2 several times now.
> There was rumour of a gnome2 meta package. It doesn't seem to
> actually exist. Perhaps it's only in experimental?
> 4) There SHOULD be a way to run both Gnome and Gnome2 on the same
> machine, as the major number of the libraries is different, but
> the packages seem to be configured in such a way as to insist
> that these are incompatible.
> Yes, this will eat up more memory (both library versions must
> be resident at the same time), but if Gnome2 in testing simply
> isn't yet complete, then I really have no choice.
> Is there any documentation on how, using testing, to get the most
> complete (applets, to, please!) Gnome2 installation possible?
> Please, no suggestion about "pinning" anything, as there doesn't
> seem to be any documentation or man pages about what that is, or
> how to do that, either.
> John S.
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