updating Gnome 1.4

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updating Gnome 1.4

Postby denise » 2004-02-24 21:26

I've just installed Debain and I found the packages a little outdated. The first thing I want to update is Gnome. Can somebody please tell where to start?

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Postby MarkvD » 2004-02-25 06:44

You have just installed Debian "Woody"
This is the most stable one of the debian family.
You can update your Debain to "Testing"(a.k.a. "Sarge") or to "Unstable" (a.k.a "Sid").

I personaly use Sid, I don't experience much trouble so it works for me.
You can update you debian to Sid by following the next steps:

1. Get root privilages
2. cd into /etc/apt/
3. edit sources.list with you favorite editor:
put a "#" at the beginning of the line starting with deb http://security.debian.org ....
4. next you have to get debain mirrors where you can download the packages you need. If you have used a http source or a ftp source during the installation you can change the words stable in to sid. When you used a debian CD during the installation copy the folowing text in your sources.list:
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deb ftp://ftp.nluug.nl/pub/os/Linux/distr/debian/ unstable main non-free contrib
deb-src ftp://ftp.nluug.nl/pub/os/Linux/distr/debian/ unstable main non-free contrib
deb http://non-us.debian.org/debian-non-US unstable/non-US main contrib non-free
deb-src http://non-us.debian.org/debian-non-US unstable/non-US main contrib non-free

5. Save the file.
6. Type: apt-get update
7. Type: apt-get dist-upgrade
8. After downloading and installing the packages you finaly type: lilo
9. Type reboot.

After rebooting you should get your updated system!

Have Fun!!
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