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I'm wanting to download the latest version of Gnome but I'm not sure what to download. I don't know the difference from the Platform Sources, Desktop Sources, or Bindings Sources. ...
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    I'm wanting to download the latest version of Gnome but I'm not sure what to download. I don't know the difference from the Platform Sources, Desktop Sources, or Bindings Sources. Sorry, but I'm new and I'm happy that I actually got Gentoo installed (finally, after 2 weeks!).

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    Try
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    emerge gnome
    Sit back and watch Gnome get dl'd and installed.
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    I don't have an inet connection since my wireless cards drivers aren't supported and I can't get them to work when I compile them. I have to download them.

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    I couldn't imagine using Gentoo without Internet access.
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    Try this site for Gnome sources.

    http://www.gnome.org/start/2.10/

    Hope this helps.
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    No, you can't do it that way. You'll need to either:

    1. install Gentoo off the live universal CD and do a package based installation

    or

    2. connect to the internet with that Gentoo machine and "emerge gnome".

    The ebuild for gnome (after installing Gentoo, then xorg) has about 125 dependencies. To download each of those piece by piece, it'll take forever. I'd suggest giving that machine a brief connection to the internet, then "emerge --sync" to update the portage tree, then "emerge --fetchonly gnome" to have it download everything, then disconnect from the internet and start the gnome build separately, as the fetching won't take anywhere near as long as compiling gnome and it's 125 dependancies from hell.

    If you really have to download them all separately, do an "emerge --pretend gnome" to see what it needs exactly. That'll give you a list of what to download and install and in what order.

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    I've been downloading them all and it hasn't got on my nerves YET. Thanks for the emerge --pretend. That will come in handy. I'm going to see if anybody can help me with my rt2500 drivers for my wireless card. Thanks.

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