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|| GNOME desktop task || tasksel [[#task|see below]] || Debian's selection of applications<<BR>>('''This is what is installed on a freshly installed system'''. It includes some applications that do not really integrate with GNOME, like OpenOffice.org and iceweasel) || || GNOME desktop task || tasksel [[#task|see below]] || Debian's selection of applications<<BR>>('''This is what is installed on a freshly installed system'''. It includes some applications that do not really integrate with GNOME, like LibreOffice and Iceweasel) ||
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#tasksel -t install gnome-desktop 
aptitude -q --without-recommends -o APT::Install-Recommends=no -y install ~t^desktop$ ~t^gnome-desktop$ 
#tasksel -t install gnome-desktop
aptitude -q --without-recommends -o APT::Install-Recommends=no -y install ~t^desktop$ ~t^gnome-desktop$
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As of DebianSqueeze, this corresponds to: As of DebianWheezy, this corresponds to:
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'''{{{(tasksel --task-packages desktop ; tasksel --task-packages gnome-desktop) | sort -u}}}''' ##'''{{{(tasksel --task-packages desktop ; tasksel --task-packages gnome-desktop) | sort -u}}}'''
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## The following are dependencies and non-exclusive recommendations of task-desktop and task-gnome-desktop meta-packages. The above method doesn't work in wheezy.
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What is GNOME?

The GNOME Desktop is an attractive and useful desktop environment. GNOME is both free and one of the most widely used desktop environments on the GNU/Linux operating system.

Gnome in Debian

GNOME is one of the DesktopEnvironment options in the DebianDesktopHowTo.

Versions

Options

There are four options to install Gnome in Debian:

How to install

Description

GNOME desktop task

tasksel see below

Debian's selection of applications
(This is what is installed on a freshly installed system. It includes some applications that do not really integrate with GNOME, like LibreOffice and Iceweasel)

GNOME (Debian)

gnome package

The full GNOME environment, including applications that are not officially part of the Upstream GNOME releases.
It provides the recommended GNOME environment for Debian.

GNOME (Upstream)

gnome-desktop-environment package

The official upstream GNOME environment, minus a few packages.
It is the closest to upstream recommendations.

GNOME accessibility

gnome-accessibility package

The accessibility components of the GNOME desktop:
screen reader, mouse utilities, magnifier…

GNOME (core only)

gnome-core package

This is a minimalist gnome installation
(You have to install all end-user applications later). Above packages depend on this one.

  • {i} Watch out recommended packages (i.e. packages dependencies) !
    (you might or might not want to install them).

For developers:

  • gnome-core-devel - The development packages to compile GNOME dependent packages from source.

  • gnome-devel - A full development suite for developing GNOME-based applications.

  • gnome-api-docs - The complete API documentation for all GNOME libraries

  • gnome-dbg - All available debugging symbols for GNOME packages

Installing "Gnome Desktop" task

The GNOME Desktop task is what is installed by Debian-Installer's Desktop "task" (unless you picked another DesktopEnvironment !).

  • To install it, first make sure that tasksel and aptitude:

    apt-get install aptitude tasksel
    Then, install the gnome task:
    tasksel install gnome-desktop --new-install
  • (The option --new-install ensure we end-up with what DebianInstaller would have installed ).

Content

FYI,

The "Gnome Desktop" task is actually the sum of tasksel's common desktop (desktop) and tasksel's selected desktop (gnome-desktop) :

  • #tasksel -t install gnome-desktop
    aptitude -q --without-recommends -o APT::Install-Recommends=no -y install ~t^desktop$ ~t^gnome-desktop$

As of DebianWheezy, this corresponds to:

Configuration

Most configuration of the GNOME desktop is done via its various GUI utilities. The location of these varies depending on version, but common utilities include networking, themes, sounds and much more. It is also possible to configure (read/write) settings using the command line with gconftool(2).

See also

About GNOME for Debian: