I'll try again, my last posting did not get through. Also, the last time I asked the question (for 2.2 to 2.4) I never got an answer. Is it possible to upgrade GNOME 2.6 to GNOME 2.8 in place (GNOME_PREFIX=/usr)? Pretty please. -- The appreciation of the average visual graphisticator alone is worth the whole suaveness and decadence which abounds!!