Re: how to get gnome?
On Wed, Oct 08, 2003 at 04:15:07PM +0200, email@example.com wrote:
> I'm really impressed. After not touching Debian for a while, I
> now did a fresh install and dist-upgrade to sarge and... wow.
> It works. Just so. Out of the box.
> I know I should be happy now, but I'm one those who will look
> for trouble. Sorry if this sounds ungrateful.
> Seems as if the task "desktop environment" only provided me with
> KDE. Installing Gnome was (and is) a problem I have to solve
> myself - I did so by selecting a few packes that have 'gnome' in
> their name, hoping that dependencies would solve the rest.
> After some woes, I found out that the dependecies did not
> include a window manager (could this justify a bug report?)
> The I added Sawfish, Gnome eventually started working but still
> looks very minimalistic. Seems as if I need a few more packages,
> but which? Could someone please provide me with a list of stuff
> I'd likely like to have?
> Or is there a task or meta-package or sumsuch that I simply
> didn't see?
I say dist-upgrade to unstable and apt-get install gnome. It worked
stunningly well on my machine.