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I am looking to do is update Gnome applications without updating all of gnome to 3.x using the gnome3-team/gnome3 PPA.

What i want specifically is to update Gedit, Nautilus, Movie Player etc. past 2.x, (And have them continue updating) but I don't want Gnome 3, per se. I'm not sure if I just need a list of packages to blacklist that would take away from my Gnome 2.x goodness, or if there is a way to only update certain packages from the gnome 3 PPA.

If its relevant, I am using Mint 11 (That's why i have gnome 2.x in the first place), but if that makes a difference, it would be the first time.

I realize that I'm trying to have the cake and eat it too, but bear with me.

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Why not just just upgrade to Gnome 3? The fallback mode is almost identical to Gnome 2. –  bntser Nov 1 '11 at 0:13