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Why is it so little info on how to install Gnome 2.16 on Gentoo? I tried the Sabayon forum for some help, but no, they told me to keep KDE ...
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    Come on Gnome!


    Why is it so little info on how to install Gnome 2.16 on Gentoo?

    I tried the Sabayon forum for some help, but no, they told me to keep KDE cause of some tragic reason.

    Can some Gentooers show me how to install it? Sabayon and Gentoo goes hand in hand so it shouldnt be a problem!

    Thanks.

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    Did you try with GARNOME ?
    http://www.gnome.org/projects/garnome/
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    Gnome 2.16 seems to be in testing. Now, I have very limited experience with Gentoo but there is a way to use testing packages. Someone with more Gentoo experience can tell you how to do that.

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    Yep, bryansmith you have exactly the right idea about this.

    I am not a Gentoo expert either, but apparently you can mix the stable & testing branches with emerge :
    http://www.gentoo.org/doc/en/handboo...?part=3&chap=3

    There is a specific wiki page regarding the installation of "not-yet-in-stable" versions of GNOME :
    http://gentoo-wiki.com/HOWTO_Update_to_GNOME_unstable
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    Not stable? Foresight has released their distro with Gnome 2.16, and it has already been released. Why is it not stable for Gentoo?

    I will check in on your suggestions!

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    Some distros tend to have bleeding edge stuff with little testing (Frugalware comes to mind). Some distros like to test their packages first so as to make sure they work properly (like Arch and Gentoo).

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    Quote Originally Posted by sp-1
    Not stable? Foresight has released their distro with Gnome 2.16, and it has already been released. Why is it not stable for Gentoo?

    I will check in on your suggestions!
    As bryansmith explained, some distros take longer than others to label stuff 'stable'. I think Debian is probably the most extreme in this case (and possibly also slackware), its stable branch has older versions of software than most other distros.

    Anyhow, I wouldn't suggest installing the masked version of Gnome, especially since there's such a huge amount of packages. If you really want it, make good backups

    Edit: I think it's better to use emerge than outside programs such as Garnome, since it gives you more choices and makes it easier to upgrade later on.

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