[CentOS] How to upgrade GNOME in CentOS?

Robert Moskowitz rgm at htt-consult.com
Wed Oct 8 15:11:39 UTC 2008


Karanbir Singh wrote:
> Karanbir Singh wrote:
>> Spike Turner wrote:
>>> Why not run another distro with the latest and greatest Gnome or Kde 
>>> if that is what you want? Trying to upgrade a CentOS box will mean 
>>> you have something else. Its doomed to failure
>>
>> fwiw, a garnome build normally works fine anywhere.
>
> I just got my head kicked in offlist by someone who tried this....

OUCH!

> so I want to elaborate a bit :

It is always the case of: "do you want 25 words or the answer"? Many of 
us, in our area of expertise can get a little too quick and short with 
answers, or just too much for the common person.

> while garnome builds do work fine, they work fine only for the stuff 
> that you build with it, pretty much everything else you expect to work 
> with some level of integration into the gnome environment will break, 
> almost certainly. So dont expect for the entire 'distro' to stay 
> 'together' post gnome-update. 

And thus I stay with what is built for me.


Karanbir, Thanks for everything you do for all of us!




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