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Re: Did I get right source to update GNOME on new Debian 3.0 system(w/o an internet connection)?

On Fri, Jan 03, 2003 at 12:58:33AM +0000, Scott wrote:

| I am setting up a new desk and am ready to throw Debian Woody onto my 4 GB
| However, I want GNOME 2 on this machine, and I want to be able to download
| the means to do this and burn it to a disk here at work.

Gnome 2 is in sid (aka unstable) on the official repository.

| When I go to the GNOME site, it directs me to instructions like
| this: 
| " For woody, you should use Gustavo Noronha's excellent backport of GNOME 2.
| Add the following to your /etc/apt/sources.list: 
| deb http://people.debian.org/~kov/debian woody gnome2
| deb-src http://people.debian.org/~kov/debian woody gnome2 
| Next, just run:
| apt-get update
| apt-get install gnome gdm2"

Close, but not quite.  With a web browser take a look at
Note that there is no package named "gnome".  Instead you'll need to
specify which packages you want.  For example
    apt-get install gnome-session gnome-panel gnome-terminal gdm2
Dependencies will be taken care of for you.

| This won't do it for me, so I downloaded pretty much everything from this
| ftp site: 
| http://ftp.gnome.org/pub/GNOME/desktop/2.0/2.0.3/sources/ 

| Can someone check that link and tell me I can use those files, even if it is
| harder?  I am very new to Linux and have never used Debian even, but I

Sources /can/ be used, but they must be compiled first.  If you aren't
familiar with software development on unix, then I don't recommend
that you try starting out with sources.  Instead use the existing
packages others have already compiled and tested.

Is there a particular reason you want gnome 2 instead of 1.4?  If not,
then KISS (Keep It Simple) and use gnome 1.4 that comes on the woody


Who can say, "I have kept my heart pure;
I am clean and without sin"?
        Proverbs 20:9

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