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How can I install GNOME 3.4 without performing a whole sudo apt-get upgrade?

What are the packages I need to install?

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Use sudo apt-get upgrade to update all packages to the new versions.

Ubuntu 12.04 already contains GNOME3.4 except for a few packages that where updated after the feature lock. Per se, if you update your system you are probably already using it.

If you want the updated packages you need to add the necessary PPA from the GNOME3 team

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:gnome3-team/gnome3 && sudo apt-get update

After that you should do an apt-get upgrade to install the missing packages.

It makes no sense to install them individually, but, if that is what you want the current missing packages are: aisleriot, gcr, gnome-disk-utility, gnome-documents, gnome-keyring, gnome-session, libgnome-keyring, seahorse, totem, tracker and udisks2.

Installing them individually will pull out further dependencies for them and so on, in the end it will be the same as just updating your system.

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