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Re: Gnome2.2 backport for Debian Woody available for download

On Wed, 2003-02-19 at 09:53, James D Strandboge wrote:
> I recommend exiting gnome if you are currently in it.  To install, simply do:
> apt-get update
> apt-get install gnome-core gdm gtk2-engines*

There is a build dependency in libxft2-dev that requires xlibs 4.2.1,
however the dependency check when installing libxft2 only checks for
xfree86 >= 4.1.0. This allows gnome2.2 to be installed with the 4.1.0
official debs, but X won't start.  This has been corrected in a new deb
for libxft2 that requires xfree86 4.2.1, and thus prevent gnome2.2 from
being installed.  The deb should hit the mirrors tomorrow. 

You can use these excellent backported 4.2.1 debs: 

deb http://people.debian.org/~blade/woody/i386 ./ 

Add the above to /etc/apt/sources.list 
apt-get update && apt-get upgrade 

James Strandboge

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