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Re: Installing GNOME

On Tue, Apr 04, 2006 at 11:08:44AM -0400, Barry deFreese wrote:
> "Alejandro Serrano" <trupill@yahoo.es>:
> >Well, I continue trying to get my GNU/Hurd system running and as I would 
> >like.
> >I've seen in both: 
> >http://lists.debian.org/debian-hurd/2005/05/msg00109.html and 
> >http://hurd.gnufans.org/bin/view/Hurd/GNOME, that you can get GNOME 
> >running on GNU/Hurd.
> >I've added both http://people.debian.org/~mbanck/hurd and 
> >http://people.debian.org/~mbanck/hurd-gnome repositories to my 
> >/etc/apt/sources.lst, but when I run apt'get install gnome-applets 
> >nautilus (and so on) I get a lot of error messages telling that it can't 
> >find some packages or that other can't be installed becouse they differ in 
> >version.
> >What can I do? I don't mind compiling sources if there's an easy way to do 
> >it.

> Last I had heard we have an issue with Gnome in Debian due to some problem 
> with libonobo or some such.  Maybe it has been resolved I don't know.

There was a longer-standing error in libbonoboui packaging which
rendered pretty much all of GNOME neither installable nor buildable.

That has been recently resolved and the buildd is currently following
the Debian GNOME team uploading 2.14 to unstable.  No bad surprises so
far, but it will take a while till all the programs are available, and
some might need fixing with respect to things like avahi or gstreamer
which we don't have.

I'll make an announcement here when all is built and ready for testing.

For now, I suggest using XFCE4 if you need a graphical desktop (if that
one installs properly right now).


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