Installing Gnome 2.8 on SuSE 9.1

Posted by tuxme on Nov 11, 2004 4:31 AM EDT; By Tuxme
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Having chosen Suse 9.1 Personal as my choice of Linux distribution, I was satisfied with KDE, but curious (and rebellious) to try to install Gnome 2.8, no matter what. After success, I wrote an article on how it was done.

"I was down but not out. I had read in several forums that there is a Gnome 2.8 ULB release specifically made for Suse 9.1. ULB? WTF? Thank god for Google. ULB stands for, a website maintained by James Ogley.

The usr-local-bin APT component contains the latest GNOME packages that I've built for SuSE Linux.

...APT? Great, more stuff I've never heard about. Turns out that APT is a tool similar to the RPM package management component that Yast provides in Suse 9.1. But better yet, it allows you to add a ton of RPM sources (ftp servers) with packages made by other people. This must cause problems, right? Not to this date....."

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