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how to install gnome3 in debian

Postby jzhang » 2011-02-17 05:22

how to install gnome3 in debian?
have anyone done this successfully?
3Q

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aptitude install -t experimental -r gnome3-session

this method does not work for me.
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Re: how to install gnome3 in debian

Postby mzilikazi » 2011-02-17 21:03

Does not work for me

That's just really vague - no way to even guess as to what might be wrong. You should post the terminal output instead of requiring us to guess. ;)
That said, it works here
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$ apt-cache policy gnome3-session
gnome3-session:
  Installed: (none)
  Candidate: 2.30.2-4
  Version table:
     2.30.2-4 0
        500 http://mirrors.tummy.com/debian/ experimental/main amd64 Packages

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# apt-get install gnome3-session
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree       
Reading state information... Done
The following extra packages will be installed:
  gconf-defaults-service gconf2 gconf2-common gir1.2-atk-1.0
  gir1.2-clutter-1.0 gir1.2-freedesktop gir1.2-gconf-2.0 gir1.2-gdkpixbuf-2.0
  gir1.2-glib-2.0 gir1.2-gstreamer-0.10 gir1.2-gtk-2.0 gir1.2-gtk-3.0
  gir1.2-json-glib-1.0 gir1.2-mutter-2.91 gir1.2-pango-1.0 gjs glib-networking
  gnome-session gnome-session-bin gnome-session-common gnome-settings-daemon
  gnome-shell gsettings-desktop-schemas gstreamer0.10-plugins-bad
  libcanberra-gtk3-0 libcanberra-gtk3-module libclutter-1.0-0 libdconf0
  libgail3.0-0 libgconf2-4 libgeoclue0 libgirepository-1.0-1 libgjs0b
  libgnome-desktop-3-0 libgnomekbd-common libgnomekbd7
  libgstreamer-plugins-base0.10-0 libgstreamer0.10-0 libgtk3.0-0 libgtk3.0-bin
  libgtk3.0-common libmozjs3d libmutter-private0 libnautilus-extension1
  libnotify4 libseed0 libsoup2.4-1 libsoup2.4-dev libwebkitgtk-3.0-0
  libwebkitgtk-3.0-common mutter mutter-common nautilus nautilus-data
  xbase-clients xserver-xephyr
Suggested packages:
  geoclue gstreamer-codec-install gnome-codec-install libsoup2.4-doc tracker
Recommended packages:
  app-install-data
The following packages will be REMOVED:
  gir1.0-clutter-1.0 gir1.0-freedesktop gir1.0-glib-2.0 gir1.0-gstreamer-0.10
  gir1.0-gtk-2.0 gir1.0-json-glib-1.0
The following NEW packages will be installed:
  gir1.2-atk-1.0 gir1.2-clutter-1.0 gir1.2-freedesktop gir1.2-gconf-2.0
  gir1.2-gdkpixbuf-2.0 gir1.2-glib-2.0 gir1.2-gstreamer-0.10 gir1.2-gtk-2.0
  gir1.2-gtk-3.0 gir1.2-json-glib-1.0 gir1.2-mutter-2.91 gir1.2-pango-1.0 gjs
  glib-networking gnome-shell gnome3-session gsettings-desktop-schemas
  libcanberra-gtk3-0 libcanberra-gtk3-module libdconf0 libgail3.0-0
  libgeoclue0 libgirepository-1.0-1 libgjs0b libgnome-desktop-3-0 libgnomekbd7
  libgtk3.0-0 libgtk3.0-bin libgtk3.0-common libmozjs3d libmutter-private0
  libnotify4 libwebkitgtk-3.0-0 libwebkitgtk-3.0-common mutter mutter-common
  xbase-clients xserver-xephyr
The following packages will be upgraded:
  gconf-defaults-service gconf2 gconf2-common gnome-session gnome-session-bin
  gnome-session-common gnome-settings-daemon gstreamer0.10-plugins-bad
  libclutter-1.0-0 libgconf2-4 libgnomekbd-common
  libgstreamer-plugins-base0.10-0 libgstreamer0.10-0 libnautilus-extension1
  libseed0 libsoup2.4-1 libsoup2.4-dev nautilus nautilus-data
19 upgraded, 38 newly installed, 6 to remove and 197 not upgraded.
Need to get 46.3 MB of archives.
After this operation, 79.0 MB of additional disk space will be used.
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Re: how to install gnome3 in debian

Postby jzhang » 2011-02-21 11:05

OK!
Thanks!
This my output of "apt-get install gnome3-session".
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Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree       
Reading state information... Done
Some packages could not be installed. This may mean that you have
requested an impossible situation or if you are using the unstable
distribution that some required packages have not yet been created
or been moved out of Incoming.
The following information may help to resolve the situation:

The following packages have unmet dependencies:
 gnome3-session : Depends: gnome-shell (>= 2.91) but it is not going to be installed
                  Depends: gnome-session-bin (>= 2.30.2-4) but 2.30.2-3 is to be installed
                  Depends: gnome-session-common (= 2.30.2-4) but 2.30.2-3 is to be installed
                  Recommends: gnome-power-manager (>= 2.28) but it is not going to be installed
E: Broken packages


BTW, I use "sid".
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Re: how to install gnome3 in debian

Postby mzilikazi » 2011-02-21 13:14

Looks like you don't have an experimental repo in your sources.list. The available versions on your system are from sid, not experimental.

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apt-cache policy gnome-session gnome-session-bin gnome-session-common
gnome-session:
  Installed: 2.30.2-4
  Candidate: 2.30.2-4
  Version table:
 *** 2.30.2-4 0
        500 http://mirrors.tummy.com/debian/ experimental/main amd64 Packages
        100 /var/lib/dpkg/status
     2.30.2-3 0
        500 http://mirrors.tummy.com/debian/ testing/main amd64 Packages
        500 http://mirrors.tummy.com/debian/ unstable/main amd64 Packages
gnome-session-bin:
  Installed: 2.30.2-4
  Candidate: 2.30.2-4
  Version table:
 *** 2.30.2-4 0
        500 http://mirrors.tummy.com/debian/ experimental/main amd64 Packages
        100 /var/lib/dpkg/status
     2.30.2-3 0
        500 http://mirrors.tummy.com/debian/ testing/main amd64 Packages
        500 http://mirrors.tummy.com/debian/ unstable/main amd64 Packages
gnome-session-common:
  Installed: 2.30.2-4
  Candidate: 2.30.2-4
  Version table:
 *** 2.30.2-4 0
        500 http://mirrors.tummy.com/debian/ experimental/main amd64 Packages
        100 /var/lib/dpkg/status
     2.30.2-3 0
        500 http://mirrors.tummy.com/debian/ testing/main amd64 Packages
        500 http://mirrors.tummy.com/debian/ unstable/main amd64 Packages

I'd like to mention that using experimental repositories is a good way to break your system if you're not paying attention.
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Re: how to install gnome3 in debian

Postby emariz » 2011-02-21 15:36

Or you could make yourself (and us) a favour and try Gnome 3 with the live CD offered at their website:
http://www.gnome3.org/
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Re: how to install gnome3 in debian

Postby jzhang » 2011-02-22 03:36

'sid' and 'unstable' don't mean the same thing?

I got these in my sources.list
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deb http://mirrors.163.com/debian experimental main
deb http://mirrors.163.com/debian/ unstable main #contrib non-free
deb-src http://mirrors.163.com/debian/ unstable main #contrib non-free


and
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@debian:~$ apt-cache policy gnome-session gnome-session-bin gnome-session-common
gnome-session:
  Installed: 2.30.2-3
  Candidate: 2.30.2-3
  Version table:
     2.30.2-4 0
          1 http://mirrors.163.com/debian/ experimental/main i386 Packages
 *** 2.30.2-3 0
        500 http://mirrors.163.com/debian/ unstable/main i386 Packages
        100 /var/lib/dpkg/status
gnome-session-bin:
  Installed: 2.30.2-3
  Candidate: 2.30.2-3
  Version table:
     2.30.2-4 0
          1 http://mirrors.163.com/debian/ experimental/main i386 Packages
 *** 2.30.2-3 0
        500 http://mirrors.163.com/debian/ unstable/main i386 Packages
        100 /var/lib/dpkg/status
gnome-session-common:
  Installed: 2.30.2-3
  Candidate: 2.30.2-3
  Version table:
     2.30.2-4 0
          1 http://mirrors.163.com/debian/ experimental/main i386 Packages
 *** 2.30.2-3 0
        500 http://mirrors.163.com/debian/ unstable/main i386 Packages
        100 /var/lib/dpkg/status
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Re: how to install gnome3 in debian

Postby jzhang » 2011-02-22 03:45

emariz wrote:Or you could make yourself (and us) a favour and try Gnome 3 with the live CD offered at their website:
http://www.gnome3.org/

yeah. I have been trying it...
But it based on SUSE...
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Re: how to install gnome3 in debian

Postby mzilikazi » 2011-02-22 13:38

jzhang wrote:'sid' and 'unstable' don't mean the same thing?

Doh! Why yes they do - I meant to type experimental - corrected.

I got these in my sources.list
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deb http://mirrors.163.com/debian experimental main
deb http://mirrors.163.com/debian/ unstable main #contrib non-free
deb-src http://mirrors.163.com/debian/ unstable main #contrib non-free


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@debian:~$ apt-cache policy gnome-session gnome-session-bin gnome-session-common
gnome-session:
  Installed: 2.30.2-3
  Candidate: 2.30.2-3
  Version table:
     2.30.2-4 0
          1 http://mirrors.163.com/debian/ experimental/main i386 Packages
 *** 2.30.2-3 0
        500 http://mirrors.163.com/debian/ unstable/main i386 Packages
        100 /var/lib/dpkg/status
gnome-session-bin:
  Installed: 2.30.2-3
  Candidate: 2.30.2-3
  Version table:
     2.30.2-4 0
          1 http://mirrors.163.com/debian/ experimental/main i386 Packages
 *** 2.30.2-3 0
        500 http://mirrors.163.com/debian/ unstable/main i386 Packages
        100 /var/lib/dpkg/status
gnome-session-common:
  Installed: 2.30.2-3
  Candidate: 2.30.2-3
  Version table:
     2.30.2-4 0
          1 http://mirrors.163.com/debian/ experimental/main i386 Packages
 *** 2.30.2-3 0
        500 http://mirrors.163.com/debian/ unstable/main i386 Packages
        100 /var/lib/dpkg/status

OK so you do have experimental enabled. What happens when you try to install those packages?
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apt-get install -t experimental gnome3-session gnome-themes-standard gnome-control-center gnome-keyring gnome-media libdconf0 dconf-tools gtk3-engines gsettings-desktop-schemas
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Re: how to install gnome3 in debian

Postby jzhang » 2011-02-23 03:22

OK! Thank you!
It cann't find GTK3-engine.
Anyway, I just use
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apt-get install -t experimental gnome3-session


it works!

And I wandering why aptitude doesn't work?
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Re: how to install gnome3 in debian

Postby mzilikazi » 2011-02-23 05:07

jzhang wrote:And I wandering why aptitude doesn't work?

I think aptitude is better for some things and apt-get is better for others. I don't really use aptitude so not much experience to offer really.
It cann't find GTK3-engine

You're right it's gone now but I swear it was there the other day. :)
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Re: how to install gnome3 in debian

Postby microcris » 2011-02-25 00:48

Still not working :(
and still there is no GTK3-engine but like mzilikazi said, it was there before.
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Re: how to install gnome3 in debian

Postby microcris » 2011-02-25 23:04

After the last update, it is working :)

It is a little bit strange but looks good :)
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Re: how to install gnome3 in debian

Postby demosthenese » 2011-02-26 01:40

jzhang wrote:And I wandering why aptitude doesn't work?


When you install a package from experimental, apt-get in sid will install dependencies from experimental if necessary. I'm not sure that aptitude will default to this behaviour. It was a recent change in apt-get.
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Re: how to install gnome3 in debian

Postby jclark5093 » 2011-03-16 07:04

I just installed squeeze (after a brief stint with fedora just to see Gnome 3, laziness. et cetera. was using #!squeeze before that) and I can't even seem to get my repos accessed - buggy... can't access imap in evolution either... might reinstall - anyway, these are what I have when I tried the working mzilikazi method:

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root@squeeze:/home/jamie# apt-get install -t experimental gnome3-session gnome-themes-standard gnome-control-center gnome-keyring gnome-media libdconf0 dconf-tools gtk3-engines gsettings-desktop-schemas
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree       
Reading state information... Done
E: Unable to locate package gnome3-session
E: Unable to locate package gnome-themes-standard
E: Unable to locate package libdconf0
E: Unable to locate package dconf-tools
E: Unable to locate package gtk3-engines
E: Unable to locate package gsettings-desktop-schemas
root@squeeze:/home/jamie#


My /etc/app/sources.list looks like this (hodge podge no comments, it's a rough draft)

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jamie@squeeze:/etc/apt$ cat sources.list
#

# deb cdrom:[Debian GNU/Linux 6.0.0 _Squeeze_ - Official Snapshot amd64 LIVE/INSTALL Binary 20110206-06:35]/ squeeze main

# deb cdrom:[Debian GNU/Linux 6.0.0 _Squeeze_ - Official Snapshot amd64 LIVE/INSTALL Binary 20110206-06:35]/ squeeze main

deb http://ftp.us.debian.org/debian/ squeeze main contrib non-free
deb-src http://ftp.us.debian.org/debian/ squeeze main contrib non-free

deb http://security.debian.org/ squeeze/updates main contrib non-free
deb-src http://security.debian.org/ squeeze/updates main contrib non-free

deb http://ftp.us.debian.org/debian/ squeeze-updates main
deb-src http://ftp.us.debian.org/debian/ squeeze-updates main

deb http://www.debian-multimedia.org wheezy main non-free

deb http://www.debain-multimedia.org sid main non-free

#######################################################
deb http://ftp.debian.org/debian experimental main
deb http://ftp.debian.org/debian/ unstable main #contrib non-free
deb-src http://ftp.debian.org/debian/ unstable main #contrib non-free
#######################################################


And for my first post, I think I deserve a "you're incompitent" since this is my first time on the infamous debain forums :twisted: I can't wait for flames.

But honestly, thank you in advance for any advice, it's been a long stint away from linux as I've been spending a lot of time recording music in my studio (I'll be learning Ardour soon enough, pass on those flames! Reaper is not bad! Be honest!!)
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Re: how to install gnome3 in debian

Postby 62chevy » 2011-03-16 22:22

I had the same problem so I use the link above to Gnome3 thumb drive and ran it that way for a few hours. It uses OpenSuse and if you try it in VirtualBox you wont get Gnome shell just a standard Gnome desktop. Nothing gave me that WOW factor so I wont be chasing it down. When it comes to testing I might use it then.
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