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    Emerge Gnome


    My linux box is currently emerging my system junks, but i was wondering, when that is complete, can i simply install gnome by
    Code:
    emerge gnome
    or does gnome use some oddlytastic name. I know that kde is just
    Code:
    emerge kde
    but i am switching from kde to gnome and updating to the 2.6 kernel on gentoo.
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    Yes. The gnome and kde ebuilds basically emerge all of the separate packages for either of the two DEs for you.
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    Just did it meself recently.

    $ emerge gnome

    et voila!

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    instead of asking a question like that why not just do "emerge search gnome" or "emerge -av gnome" instead of posting a question just for the sake of it ;)

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    just premtive, im still compiling the system, realy exctied to get it all up and running, sorry if it was a pain.
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    Also you can look up packages here http://gentoo-portage.com or here http://packages.gentoo.org/ just search for your package or package parts to see the exact spelling
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    The easiest way is just to emerge -s gnome : )

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    Quote Originally Posted by gnuageux
    The easiest way is just to emerge -s gnome : )
    esearch is better for searching, actually, as it keeps a database with your packages (update it with eupdatedb) and greps that. Much less time and resources used.
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    Really? Ive never tried it. Im going to look into it now though Thx

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