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    Getting gnome


    Hello,
    I'm using red hat 9. It has an old version of gnome. Can anyone tell me how to download and install the latest version of gnome.
    Thanks.

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    You can try going to http://www.gnome.org/ and download a bunch of rpms, or maybe use yum to update all of the gnome libraries and programs.

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    How do i use yum. I typed yum in the console, it says command not found.

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    a)you should be root.
    b)try typing:
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    whereis yum

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    Tried being root its still command not found.

    By the way if I want to download from the website gnome.org which should i choose:

    # Platform Sources
    # Desktop Sources
    # Bindings Sources

    and should i download all the stuff in there?

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    I'd say Desktop Sources.

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    Ok I downloaded and installed yum and it has started downloading.
    Now can i pause and restart it later when i am free or does it have to continue now?

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    i think yum has to do it in one clean shot. sorry.

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    Well i've decided to downloaded the individual packages. But how would i know which one to install first i.e. check all the dependencies and everything
    ?

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    well download like libgnome, and the gnome gui, gnome-session, gnome-desktop, bonobo, and they'll tell you the deps.

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