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  1. #1

    Gnome 2.10 installation on Gentoo

    For a while now I've noticed that the Gentoo devs haven't unmaksed the Gnome 2.10 packages yet. I tried the LiveCD from the Gnome site, and I really like the new gnome version. I'd like to try and test it out on my boxes. I've unmasked the packages, but there's no meta-ebuild for 2.10. Has anyone gotten Gnome 2.10 to work under gentoo? I did try to use GARNOME, but it didn't work. What sequence should the packages be merged in? And also, how do I make binary packages for this stuff and its dependencies?

    Thanks in advance

  2. #2
    You add this to your make.conf, after you've setup portage.

    If your running a amd64 just replace ~x86 with ~amd64.

    *Be warned though, adding that can make your system quite unstable, so if you just want gnome 2.10, delete the line after you've emerged it.

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    Setting portage to accept ~x86 isn't enough, they are package.mask, you have to manually unmask them.

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    Okay then:

    nano -w /etc/portage/package.keywords
    Now copy and paste this into the file, you will have to change the ~amd64's to ~x86 if your not running a amd64. Ive got it straight from gentoo-wiki, the dipshit is using a amd.

    # Joe McCann <> (08 Mar 2005)
    #Gnome-2.10 mask
    >=www-client/epiphany-extensions-1.6.0 ~amd64
    >=www-client/epiphany-extensions-1.5.8 ~amd64
    >=www-client/epiphany-1.5.8 ~amd64
    >=gnome-base/gnome-2.9 ~amd64
    >=gnome-base/gnome-light-2.9 ~amd64
    >=gnome-base/gnome-volume-manager-1.2.0 ~amd64
    >=x11-libs/libxklavier-2.0 ~amd64
    >=gnome-base/gconf-2.9.91 ~amd64
    >=gnome-base/gnome-vfs-2.9.92 ~amd64
    >=gnome-base/libgnome-2.9.2 ~amd64
    >=gnome-base/libgnomeui-2.9.2 ~amd64
    >=gnome-base/libgnomecanvas-2.9.2 ~amd64
    >=gnome-base/libglade-2.5 ~amd64
    >=gnome-extra/bug-buddy-2.9.91 ~amd64
    >=gnome-base/control-center-2.9.91 ~amd64
    >=gnome-base/eel-2.9.92 ~amd64
    >=gnome-base/nautilus-2.9.92 ~amd64
    >=gnome-extra/gnome-media-2.9.92 ~amd64
    >=media-gfx/eog-2.9.0 ~amd64
    >=app-arch/file-roller-2.9.92 ~amd64
    >=gnome-extra/gcalctool-5.5.40 ~amd64
    >=gnome-extra/gconf-editor-2.9.92 ~amd64
    >=app-editors/gedit-2.9.7 ~amd64
    >=app-text/gpdf-2.9.3 ~amd64
    >=gnome-base/gnome-session-2.9.4 ~amd64
    >=gnome-base/gnome-desktop-2.9.92 ~amd64
    >=gnome-base/gnome-applets-2.9.7 ~amd64
    >=gnome-base/gnome-panel-2.9.92 ~amd64
    >=gnome-base/gnome-menus-2.9.92 ~amd64
    >=x11-themes/gnome-icon-theme-2.9.92 ~amd64
    >=x11-themes/gtk-engines-2.6.1 ~amd64
    >=x11-themes/gnome-themes-2.9.92 ~amd64
    >=x11-terms/gnome-terminal-2.9.3 ~amd64
    >=x11-libs/gtksourceview-1.1.93 ~amd64
    >=gnome-extra/gucharmap-1.4.3 ~amd64
    >=gnome-base/libgnomeprint-2.10 ~amd64
    >=gnome-base/libgnomeprintui-2.10 ~amd64
    >=gnome-extra/gnome-utils-2.9.92 ~amd64
    >=gnome-extra/gnome-games-2.9.7 ~amd64
    >=gnome-extra/gnome-games-extra-data-2.10.0 ~amd64
    >=gnome-base/libgtop-2.9.92 ~amd64
    >=gnome-extra/libgnomesu-0.9.5 ~amd64
    >=gnome-extra/gnome-system-monitor-2.9.92 ~amd64
    >=gnome-base/librsvg-2.9.5 ~amd64
    >=x11-libs/libwnck-2.9.92 ~amd64
    >=x11-wm/metacity-2.9.34 ~amd64
    >=x11-libs/vte-0.11.12 ~amd64
    >=gnome-extra/zenity-2.9.92 ~amd64
    >=net-analyzer/gnome-netstatus-2.9.4 ~amd64
    >=gnome-extra/nautilus-cd-burner-2.9.7 ~amd64
    >=net-misc/vino-2.9.2 ~amd64
    >=app-admin/gnome-system-tools-1.1.92 ~amd64
    >=app-admin/system-tools-backends-1.1.92 ~amd64
    >=x11-themes/gnome-backgrounds-2.9.92 ~amd64
    >=gnome-base/gnome-menus-2.9.92 ~amd64
    #evolution mask
    >=gnome-extra/evolution-data-server-1.1.6 ~amd64
    >=mail-client/evolution-2.1.6 ~amd64
    >=gnome-extra/evolution-webcal-2.1.92 ~amd64
    >=gnome-extra/gal-2.3.5 ~amd64
    >=gnome-extra/libgtkhtml-3.5.7 ~amd64
    #new media pkgs
    >=media-video/totem-1.0 ~amd64
    >=media-sound/sound-juicer-2.10 ~amd64
    #accessibility pkgs
    >=app-accessibility/dasher-3.2.15 ~amd64
    >=app-accessibility/gnome-mag-0.12 ~amd64
    >=app-accessibility/gnopernicus-0.10 ~amd64
    >=app-accessibility/gok-0.12 ~amd64
    >=dev-libs/atk-1.9 ~amd64
    >=gnome-extra/at-spi-1.6.3 ~amd64
    #End of gnome-2.10 mask

  6. #5
    The developers unmasked gnome 2.10 early today. I just got done emerging it after setting testing stuff in package.mask, and I've got to say it's excellent. My removable media mounts without trouble (automatically using hal and gnome-volume-manager) Totem works perfectly. The SMB browser is also far better than the one in Gnome 2.8. It actually works with out any crap. I recommend trying it; you'll like it . Be warned though, I had a problem merging gedit on 2005.0 with gcc 3.5. The gedit compile is looking for libraries in /usr/i686-pc-linux-gnu/3.3.4, when it's supposed to be looking in 3.5-20050130. I had to make a symlink to the now nonexistent 3.3.4 folder. I was wondering, is that sort of thing normal?[/i]

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