Subject: Re: are there packages for gnome 2.8 or 2.6 in binary format?
To: NetBSD <>
From: Mark Weinem <>
List: netbsd-users
Date: 12/17/2004 00:16:08
On Thu, 16 Dec 2004, Ezequiel Reyes wrote:

> Hi all, I just installed 2.0 (downloaded i386pkg.iso), I do not have
> full-time access to internet, nor much disk space for compiling large
> projects, so I need preferably binary packages that come with the CD,
> not source. But the iso contains KDE 3.3 and only a few gnome
> packages, I could install kde with just ?pkg_add kde? and I must say
> it runs nicely but couln't install gnome.  Could someone tell me why
> does the iso come with some gnome packages if no gnome can't be
> installed? Is there a way to get gnome 2.8 or at least 2.6 in binary
> format? How can I get it?

You can get binaries for gnome 2.6.2 via "pkg_add":

	1) Set PKG_PATH
		# setenv PKG_PATH

		# export PKG_PATH="" (for bash!)

	2) # pkg_add -v gnome-2.6.2

Ciao, Mark 

> Thanks in advance.
> Congratulations to the NetBSD team, I eagerly waited for this release
> hopping it could be installed in my laptop (1.6 blocked the machine),
> and now with 2.0 all runs wonderfully.