[CentOS] [SOLVED] CentOS-5.4 Update?

Les Mikesell lesmikesell at gmail.com
Thu Oct 22 20:58:01 UTC 2009

James B. Byrne wrote:
> On Thu, October 22, 2009 15:34, James B. Byrne wrote:
>> hdwr HPQ DC7700S ix86 Core Duo
>> I have just updated this CentOS-5.3 box to 5.4.  This process was
>> not satisfactory.
> ...
>> I would like to get my previous customised desktops back, but first
>> I would like to get the default to display. Are there any ideas on
>> how to proceed?
> On a hunch I did a 'yum list gno\* | more' and discovered that
> gnome-session was not installed.  Installing gnome-session, as you
> may imagine, solved the problem of the missing desktops.
> Now the question is: how it is that an update can remove the
> gnome-session package without first installing its replacement, if
> indeed gnome-session was part of the update at all?

I can't answer your question, but out of curiosity, did you just do a simple yum 
update or did you follow the procedure in the release notes document?

   Les Mikesell
    lesmikesell at gmail.com

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