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BlackMask
February 16th, 2009, 09:31 AM
Hi all,

First of all I have to say I'm new to linux. These days I'm trying to catchup linux concepts. This is my question. As I know GNOME is the default desktop enviromnent for Ubuntu. But Synaptic Package Manager shows me that following packages as not installed(I searched for different versions also).

gnome
gnome-desktop-environment
gnome-bin
gnome-core

But it says that some of these components are essential for GNOME (eg. gnome-core). Then how Ubuntu (GNOME) is working?? Are there any other packages which helps to run GNOME without these packages? Pleas explain. Thanks in advance.

Best Regards
BlackMask

utnubuuser
February 16th, 2009, 10:17 AM
The desktop is called Ubuntu-desktop ( I think).

BlackMask
February 16th, 2009, 10:52 AM
ubuntu-desktop package is not a seperate desktop environment. Is it? I think it is an all-in-one package which we can use to install all required items easily. Ubuntu's default desktop environment is GNOME. So there should be a installed package for GNOME (Which I still couldn't find??:().

utnubuuser
February 26th, 2009, 10:24 PM
Yes, Gnome is in synaptic.

snova
February 27th, 2009, 01:32 AM
But it says that some of these components are essential for GNOME (eg. gnome-core). Then how Ubuntu (GNOME) is working?? Are there any other packages which helps to run GNOME without these packages? Pleas explain. Thanks in advance.

They are metapackages. Take a look at how small they are- they don't actually contain anything. Like ubuntu-desktop, they merely depend on several other packages.

None of them are installed on my system either- yet, when I go to install one, it requires no additional dependencies but itself. So it's essentially installed already.