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    how can I install Aurora Gtk engine?

    Hi there!

    I am quite new in ubuntu so I would need some help.
    I like very much the Aurora themes, but I have read that I need to install the engine.
    Can any of you help me with this, please.
    Thanks!

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    Re: how can I install Aurora Gtk engine?

    Well where is the page you are getting it from? Usually they have half decent instructions at least. Otherwise the archive you download should have a readme file in it.

    Most themes I have encountered can be installed through the System > Preferences > Appearance | Theme tab. Check inside the tar.gz file you have most likely downloaded of the theme that it is just the theme archive and not the readme etc aswell and then click install and select the theme archive.

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    Re: how can I install Aurora Gtk engine?

    Quote Originally Posted by Friccy View Post
    Hi there!

    I am quite new in ubuntu so I would need some help.
    I like very much the Aurora themes, but I have read that I need to install the engine.
    Can any of you help me with this, please.
    Thanks!
    get the rigth .deb package for your system, 32-bit or 64-bit and ubuntu 7.10 or 8.4
    the .deb package, you just double click on it to install just like windows
    best place to get them, http://www.gnome-look.org/

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    Re: how can I install Aurora Gtk engine?

    according to this page you can install them like this:

    To install the theme engine extract it to somewhere convenient and in that directory,
    run: "./configure --prefix=/usr" then "make"
    For animation support add "-enable-animation" when running "./configure"
    Then as a root user "make install".

    Then install the gtkrc themes by extracting them to your ~/.themes directory (3 themes in total).

    To change your current theme to Aurora (under GNOME) open up Theme Preferences (usually somewhere under System > Preferences) click the Customize button and under the controls tab select the theme you want.

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    Re: how can I install Aurora Gtk engine?

    Thanks for your help!
    Like I said I am new in Linux, so I have a question that might soud silly to you:
    - how do you run a command in a directory?
    I have extracted the engine archive in to the Documents directory and I can't do the rest, I meen run "./configure --prefix=/usr".

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    Re: how can I install Aurora Gtk engine?

    Tools you need:
    Code:
    sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get upgrade
    sudo apt-get install build-essential auto-apt checkinstall

    Extract the tar.gz package, then
    Code:
    cd <into the extracted package>
    auto-apt run ./configure --prefix=/usr -enable-animation
    make
    checkinstall --install=no
    sudo dpkg -i *.deb
    If you can't use checkinstall use sudo make install instead.
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    Re: how can I install Aurora Gtk engine?

    ok I took the liberty/time to try the engine out;

    Save it to your Desktop.
    Code:
    sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get upgrade
    sudo apt-get install build-essential auto-apt checkinstall libgtk2.0-dev
    
    cd ~/Desktop
    tar jxfv 56438-Aurora-1.4.tar.bz2
    tar zxfv aurora-1.4.tar.gz
    cd aurora-1.4
    auto-apt run ./configure --prefix=/usr -enable-animation
    make
    checkinstall --install=no
    sudo dpkg -i *.deb
    cd ..
    tar jxfv gtkrc_themes.tar.bz2 -C ~/.themes
    If tar jxfv gtkrc_themes.tar.bz2 -C ~/.themes fails you need to make the directory first with this command; mkdir ~/.themes
    Now open Appearance and click "customize", you can now choose the Aurora themes (3 of them).
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    Exclamation Re: how can I install Aurora Gtk engine?

    sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get upgrade
    sudo apt-get install build-essential auto-apt checkinstall

    cd ~/Desktop
    tar jxfv 56438-Aurora-1.4.tar.bz2
    tar zxfv aurora-1.4.tar.gz
    cd aurora-1.4
    auto-apt run ./configure --prefix=/usr -enable-animation
    make
    checkinstall --install=no
    sudo dpkg -i *.deb
    cd ..
    tar jxfv gtkrc_themes.tar.bz2 -C ~/.themes
    Hi everyone! I was trying to install the same engine, in Ubuntu 8.04, and I followed the instructions above, and also the ones from gnome-look.org and I get the same error, when running auto-apt run ./configure --prefix=/usr -enable-animation:

    Code:
    checking for GTK... no
    configure: error: GTK+-2.10 is required to compile aurora
    luisjorge@inspiron1525:~/Desktop/aurora-1.4$
    I checked in synaptic, and I think this ubuntu has GTK version 2.12... How can I install this engine?

    Thanks in advance!

    Luis Jorge.
    Acer Aspire One-- Ubuntu 9.108)

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    Re: how can I install Aurora Gtk engine?

    Code:
    sudo apt-get install libgtk2.0-dev
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    Re: how can I install Aurora Gtk engine?

    Thanks a lot!
    Your help was very useful! Now my computer looks much nicer then before!
    Thanks again!

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