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As the title of the question says, how can I install the version of the light themes from Maverick in 10.04.2 64 bit? I've followed these instructions but I don't see any difference after restarting, and when running apt-get install gtk2-engines-murrine and apt-get install light-themes, it only says that it's already at the newest version.

  • Did you try enabling backports first? – Thomas Ward Jul 14 '11 at 2:18
  • Yes, but the 10.10 version of the light themes wasn't backported to 10.04. I was also going to try installing the 10.10 gtk2-engines-murrine, but I'm worried about dependency hell. – Thomas Boxley Jul 14 '11 at 2:30
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Check this, it worked very well for me: https://launchpad.net/~glasen/+archive/ubuntu-artwork-backport.

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I have solved my problem. It turns out that the murrine daily PPA was deleted, but someone on the Ubuntu Forums had a copy of one of the debs from June 2nd, 2011 that was made for 10.04 64bit (debs.tar.gz > gtk2-engines-murrine_0.91.0~git201106021418~daily1~lucid1_amd64.deb). I downloaded that archive and installed the deb in it, and then I downloaded version 0.1.8.2 of the light-themes source from Launchpad. Finally, I extracted that into /usr/share/themes and everything's working!

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You can get them using Ubuntu Tweak. See light themes.

Or alternatively using http://www.webupd8.org ppa:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:webupd8team/light-themes
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get upgrade
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  • I also tried that and it didn't work. – Thomas Boxley Jul 14 '11 at 2:55
  • that ppa no longer exists – xangua Jul 14 '11 at 4:47
  • I see , my bad , as I thought it is still on. – Binarylife Jul 14 '11 at 9:18

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