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    GNOME 2.6 Enters Sarge. 2.7 in Experimental.
    Submitted by robster on Thursday, September 09, 2004 – 12:38
    GNOMEJordi Mallach and the rest of the GNOME team are pleased to announce that GNOME 2.6 has successfully entered testing, ready for the upcoming release of sarge. Furthermore GNOME 2.7 packages have been in experimental for a while and your editor is happily using them for his laptop, if you’re feeling at all adventurous today, why not go and grab them.
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    Subject: Premature announcement: what’s the holdup on gdm / libselinux ?
    Author: JoeBuck
    Date: Monday, 2004/09/13 – 19:06
    Gnome 2.6 is still not entirely in testing, as the announcement in the article makes clear. gdm is waiting for libselinux, which is reporting a missing build for arm. But the buildd report shows a successful arm build on September 3. It’s been more than a week.
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    Subject: That’s nice, but
    Author: MrHanky
    Date: Thursday, 2004/09/09 – 23:38
    What is the best way to install Gnome 2.7? The packages ‘gnome’ and ‘gnome-desktop-environment’ don’t exist in 2.7-versions. Not gnome-core either . . . Anyone have a recipe?
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    Subject: You might want to use somethi
    Author: pef
    Date: Friday, 2004/09/10 – 00:42
    You might want to use something like this in /etc/apt/preferences if you want the system to dist-upgrade to experimental.

    Package: *
    Pin: release a=experimental
    Pin-Priority: 650

    Package: *
    Pin: release a=unstable
    Pin-Priority: 600

    But I prefer unstable packages in most cases so I ran “apt-get -t experimental upgrade” which showed me what from experimental can be upgraded. For example “apt-get -t experimental install libgnome2-0” or “apt-get install libgnome2-0/experimental” if you like.

    Anyway, been running Gnome 2.7.92 for 2 or 3 days, didn’t have any stability issues.

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