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Gnome-shell Install Fail

Lucid Beta-2 and my biggest bug-bear with the Open-Source, freedom-to-bodge-it-yourself architecture…

The Beta-2 massive update completed and I decided to go back to the long-promised evaluation of Gnome-shell. So going to Software Center, I selected Gnome-Shell and got the resulting screenshot.

Opening the terminal to do it the old-fashioned way with an apt-get install, I get;

The following packages have unmet dependencies:
gnome-shell: Depends: libgjs0 but it is not going to be installed
E: Broken packages

So I try installing libgjs0 to find out what’s occurring, only to get;
The following packages have unmet dependencies:
libgjs0: Depends: xulrunner-1.9.1 (<= 1.9.1.9~) but 1.9.1.9+nobinonly-0ubuntu1 is to be installed
E: Broken packages
Away to find any outstanding bugs on the subject, I turn up;

https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/gnome-shell/+bug/555155
https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/gnome-shell/+bug/509177

The recommended solution here and elsewhere (OMGUbuntu among others) works for me with this ppa: https://launchpad.net/~ricotz/+archive/testing
The workaround being:
sudo apt-add-repository paa:ricotz/testing
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install gnome-shell

Which successfully installs.
Sadly, the test box then tells me I don’t have enough texture mappers for it to run!!

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2 thoughts on “Gnome-shell Install Fail

  1. :(((

    Error: 'paa:ricotz/testing' invalid

    Posted by zambit | August 30, 2010, 8:21 am
  2. Ahh, this is the thing with PPA's, they are *personal* packages archives and tend to bubble up and dissolve again just as quickly according to the whim of the user. Do a quick google search for gnome shell packages, I'm sure there are some updates out in the wild. RC

    Posted by Robin Catling | August 31, 2010, 1:51 pm

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