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I was googling regarding Ubuntu 12.10 (Quantal Quetzal); pretty much liked the wallpapers. Just out of curiosity, can I install the wallpapers from a higher release (12.10) on a previous release Precise (12.04.1) without upgrading to 12.10.

I have tried the following:-

ankit@stream:~$ sudo apt-get install ubuntu-wallpapers-quantal
[sudo] password for ankit: 
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree       
Reading state information... Done
E: Unable to locate package ubuntu-wallpapers-quantal

I have followed this post; but this for installing wallpapers from previous releases on the current release.

Any ideas how can this be achieved.

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Available here

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thanks chris; but I dont just want to download but I also want to install the wallpapers from Quantal on Precise – Ankit Sep 14 '12 at 21:07
OMG!Ubuntu! article pointed to 0.35.0 (since superseded). Instead use:… and… – david6 Sep 14 '12 at 21:42
thanks david. I would appreciate a feedback from a person giving me a downvote. – Ankit Sep 15 '12 at 5:51
@Ankit I found a way of doing it but it was very manual involving adding the backgrounds into /usr/share/backgrounds and editing 2 .xml files. I'm sure someone more learned than I can come up with an easier way – Chris Carter Sep 15 '12 at 11:05
Sorry you will find them usr/share/background/contest/precise.xml this one you will need to edit to be able to set the background to automatically change after a set period of time. And usr/share/gnome-background-properties/precise-wallpapers.xml. Have fun :) – Chris Carter Sep 15 '12 at 15:34

Open Synaptic Package Manager and type Wallpapers into the search field. All the wallpapers you are looking for are in there. Just click the little check box to mark them for installation. This way worked for me to get previous and current Ubuntu wallpapers.

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Yes just search in the Software centre for "Wallpaper".

You should get the default papers going all the way back to karmic or something like that.

I install them from other releases.

Source code

Launchpad Ubuntu Wallpapers

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I can't find them. – Flimm Feb 18 '13 at 16:03

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