can i upgrade gnome without installing a new distro

Stephen R Laniel steve at
Thu Jun 30 18:18:14 UTC 2005

On Thu, Jun 30, 2005 at 11:11:20PM +0500, Mustafa Abbasi wrote:
> same question as above.

You can upgrade whichever packages you want: GNOME is no
more or less complicated than any other package, in that
regard. You'd do a

sudo apt-get install gnome

to install any upgraded version. If you're currently at the
most up-to-date version of GNOME in Hoary, you'd need to
upgrade to the Breezy version of GNOME. As I said to another
user, doing a Breezy upgrade for GNOME would probably entail
upgrading to Breezy on a number of other packages -- some of
which may make your system unstable. That's a tradeoff that
you'll have to decide whether you want to make.

> and can i use synaptic without causing any problems

Not sure what you mean. You can use Synaptic just like you'd
use apt-get or aptitude. Did you have a specific concern
about Synaptic?

Stephen R. Laniel
steve at
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