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Author Topic: How To Get Gnome on VL6  (Read 1407 times)

wahfun

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How To Get Gnome on VL6
« on: March 06, 2009, 08:26:41 pm »

Hello. I have just installed VL6 final and would like to try out Gnome. I heard that Gnome would be included in this release. How do I install it or whatever? The only option in sessions is Failsafe Gnome and that only takes me to a terminal. I am probably not looking in the right place so I hope someone can help.

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wcs

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Re: How To Get Gnome on VL6
« Reply #1 on: March 06, 2009, 09:31:58 pm »

Gnome is not part of this release, although that was suggested at some point.

But you can find gnome packages in the repository. Go to gslapt, update, and you'll find all of gnome there.

I'm not sure what the best way is to do it. I didn't find a metapackage that would pull all the others.
So maybe install all the packages that start with gnome- (and their dependencies will be pulled).
Somebody else should jump in at this point to confirm this.

It has also been mentioned in the forum that vl builds of gnome are going to the repo at some point, so maybe waiting is the best option for now. Or else, just install all of those packages.
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Re: How To Get Gnome on VL6
« Reply #2 on: March 06, 2009, 10:25:25 pm »

I think you just need to install gsb-complete from the repository.

It pulls 261 dependencies, and installs. After that you will find Gnome in your session selections.
Some items like firefox, will actually regress to an earlier version after your done, but it seems to work fairly well.
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Re: How To Get Gnome on VL6
« Reply #3 on: March 07, 2009, 05:48:18 am »

There is several meta packages, thet start with gsb- and they cover different software categories, gsb-complete should be the one.
Firefox will be downgraded because the version of Epiphany in the repo still needs FF2, you will have to upgrade it after the Gnome install.
Let us know how it goes ;)
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Re: How To Get Gnome on VL6
« Reply #4 on: March 07, 2009, 07:13:23 am »

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gsb-complete should be the one.

Thanks for the correction.
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Re: How To Get Gnome on VL6
« Reply #5 on: March 07, 2009, 11:10:07 am »

As you can see in this thread, most or all gnome packages have now been built for VL by rbistolfi:
http://forum.vectorlinux.com/index.php?topic=8851.0

So go ahead and install them.  :)
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