How-to install the Sun Nimbus Theme 0.1.4 for Gnome

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This post is an update for Howto install the Sun Nimbus Theme for Gnome.

I personally prefer the OpenSolaris look for Gnome because it`s more clearly then Ubuntu`s Humanlooks.
It`s possible to install this theme under almost any system running Gnome.

The easiest way is installing the proper package from http://gnome-look.org/content/show.php/Nimbus+(+Debian+and+Ubuntu+packages+)?content=70212
This site contains the packs for Ubuntu and Debian (both x86 and x86_64).

Another way is compiling and installing the latest version. This is how it goes!

Install the proper requirements and the source;

apt-get -y install build-essential libgtk2.0-dev intltool icon-naming-utils fakeroot devscripts debhelper build-dep gtk2-engines-clearlooks

wget http://dlc.sun.com/osol/jds/downloads/extras/nimbus/nimbus-0.1.4.tar.bz2

tar -xf nimbus-0.1.4.tar.bz2

Next step; compiling the source

./configure --prefix=/usr/

chmod +x debian/rules
Install the binary;

make clean
make

sudo make install

Select the theme in Gnome.

Thats it!

How-to install the Nimbus theme in Ubuntu

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This article is the followup of Howto install the Sun Nimbus Theme for Gnome

Nimbus is the OpenSolaris Gnome theme.
This guide demonstrates how to install the NimbusĀ theme in Ubuntu versionĀ 8.04, 8.10 , 9.04 and 9.10.

Install the correct repository key
sudo apt-key adv --keyserver keyserver.ubuntu.com --recv-keys 0AAFAD78

Add the repository source to sources.list
sudo vi /etc/apt/sources.list

And add the following sentence

deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/merlwiz79/nimbus/ubuntu/ jaunty main

Update the repositories

sudo apt-get update

Install the Nimbus theme

sudo apt-get install gtk2-engines-nimbus nimbus-icon-theme

Screenshot

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