Trying to install Gnome on Debian 3.1 but not having any luck

Discussion in 'Installation/Configuration' started by pjoly, Oct 15, 2007.

  1. pjoly

    pjoly New Member

    I tried the following commands apt-get install gnome gdm menu.
    I get "couln't find package menu"

    Then tried "apt-get install gnome"
    "Broken packages"

    what am I doing wrong and how can I fix it.
  2. ebal

    ebal New Member

    according to your ubuntu version
    cat /etc/issue

    you should check the resources at

    sudo vim /etc/apt/sources.list

    if there isn't any problem then just run

    sudo apt-get update

    and then

    sudo apt-get install package_name

    or simply for upgrade your system

    sudo apt-get upgrade

    PS: when everything seems difficult from command line then just try to use
  3. pjoly

    pjoly New Member

    Still no luck

    Tried “apt-get install gnome”

    Systems comes back with “Package gnome is not available, but referred to by another package. This may mean that the package is missing, has been obsoleted, or is only available from another source
    E: Package gnome has no installation candidate”

    This is the first time I have tried to install the OS and boy not easy
  4. ebal

    ebal New Member

    you could search for packages with this :

    apt-cache search gnome | grep '^gnome' | sort

    PS: the gnome isn't A package is a graphical environment, but the best way to learn how to install a package from console is to search / find the problem and learn from it :)
  5. pjoly

    pjoly New Member

    Stll no luck

    If it's not a package how do you install it.

    I have tried "apt-get install gnome gdm menu" as well as aptitude install gnome gdm menu"


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