View Full Version : [xubuntu] Xubuntu 11.10 desktop from software center

October 9th, 2011, 02:40 AM
I'm wondering when I can, or if I can, add Xubuntu 11.10 desktop from the software center after its release next week? I have Ubuntu 11.04 already, I'm just wanting to add the new Xubuntu desktop to it after the release. Can I do this from the software center or synaptic package manager? Or even from the command line?

October 9th, 2011, 02:48 AM
The short answer is: NO

The longer answer is: every release comes with its own packages, 11.04 comes with its own xfce, 11.10 comes with a newer xfce.

The longest answer is: there may be a way to circumvent this for some packages, but it is too much trouble; Ubuntu is not designed to work as a rolling release.

Why do you want the newer xfce? It is the same XFCE 4.8 maybe with a few bugs fixed, there are no new features or anything of that sort.

October 9th, 2011, 04:11 AM
I was not aware that there were not many changes in the new Xubuntu. It probably is not worth fooling with then. I know how to add Xubuntu desktop to Ubuntu from the software center, I suppose I could upgrade 11.04 Xubuntu to 11.10, but if there are not many changes it probably is not worth it, especially if it could break my system.

October 9th, 2011, 06:38 AM
But If you upgrade your distribution to 11.10 hen you can taste the Xubuntu desktop by following this command.

sudo apt-get install xubuntu-desktop

October 9th, 2011, 07:28 AM
True. Thank you!