On Ubuntu, all you need to do is double-click the downloaded deb file and a package installer will open, check dependencies and ask you if you want to install the package. If you agree it will automatically update Gramps. I don't know if the same thing will happen on Xandros.


On Sun, 2008-05-25 at 18:52 -0500, Laura Mellen wrote:
Hello, I hope someone can help me.

I have Gramps 3.0 installed on my desktop computer running Ubuntu 7.10.

I also have GRAMPS running on my Asus Eee that uses Xandros. However, this version of GRAMPS is 2.10 (I think it's called). I would like to update my Eee so it too, is running 3.0. That way I can share files between computers like I was doing before when both operating systems were using 2.10. I feel 3.0 is so much better, I'd really like it on my little Eee.

Here's where I get confused. According the the sourceforge site I was taken to, Synaptic is the best way to update. However my Synaptic package manager tells me I am unable to update to 3.0. If I go to Programs/force update, it still  shows that I am using the latest version of GRAMPS, which of course, I'm not. I do have debian in the repository list.

I also looked in the GRAMPS program itself to see if there was "update now" in the menu but couldn't find it.

So at the Sourceforge site I downloaded and saved to desktop: gramps_3.0.0-6_all.deb. Now I have no clue what to do with it! I want to learn how to do more with the terminal, but at this point I am remembering nothing at all as to what step would be next.

Maybe my 49 year old brain is incapable of learning new things because it seems I should have caught on how to do this by now... I welcome all and any help to get me through this.

BTW, GRAMPS on my little Eee came in mighty handy yesterday at a family party :)


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