Re: Installing specific versions of GNOME (Arch?)

Hi Amy,

Dunno about Arch, but Mageia 3 ships with Gnome Shell 3.6
Mageia will skip 3.8 and will ship 3.10 with Mageia 4.

//\  Regards, Groeten,
V_/_ Bas Burger.

On Fri, 25 Oct 2013 17:17:35 +1000
Amy <mathematical coffee gmail com> wrote:

Hi all,

Some notes:

* I would rather take my GNOME 3.4 snapshot and upgrade it to 3.6,
rather than taking my 3.8 snapshot and downgrading to 3.6 (since the
[Downgrading Packages][0] page on the Arch wiki says not to downgrade
packages if possible).
* I will certainly add gnome and gnome-extra to IgnoreGroup on all my
VMs to freeze the versions as they are -- thanks! However I can't do
this until I have a 3.6 VM.

I guess it doesn't matter if I mess around with the downgrading
though, because I can just take lots of snapshots to restore to :)

I will play with a few methods (I think I need to keep searching the
Arch wiki for ways to upgrade to a specific version rather than
downgrade to a specific version, but failing that I'll downgrade from
3.8) and report back.



On 25 October 2013 17:00, Joni Kurunsaari <joni kurunsaari kapsi fi>

 Hi Amy,

I would try add package groups gnome and gnome-extra to IgnoreGroup
line which can be found from pacman config file /etc/pacman.conf.
Also you should add other gnome version dependent packages to
IgnorePkg line. I have not tried this by myself, so please take
snapshot or backup before trying upgrade with ignore options.

More info on Arch Linux wiki:

Maybe someone else can confirm that this is right way to do this?


10/25/13 08:16:54, Amy <mathematical coffee gmail com>:

Hi all,

I've just upgraded my machine to Ubuntu 13.10 and I now realise
that I have no machine with GNOME 3.6 on it for playing around with

I have a VM each with ArchLinux: GNOME 3.2, 3.4 and 3.8, but none
with 3.6 (was using my main laptop for it).

Perhaps this is more of an Arch question, but is there any way I
can grab (say) the 3.4 VM and 'pacman -Syu' to upgrade it, *but*
get it to stop at GNOME 3.6 instead of overshooting to 3.10 (or
3.8, whatever is the latest version in the repos)? (Previously
whenever a new GNOME version is released, I grab my latest VM,
clone it, and 'pacman -Syu' it to get it to the new version, giving
me a VM with that version).

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