[CentOS] upgrading 7.5 ==> 7.6

Fri Dec 21 21:06:14 UTC 2018
Alice Wonder <alice at domblogger.net>

On 12/21/18 12:44 PM, Fred Smith wrote:
> On Fri, Dec 21, 2018 at 06:27:45PM +0000, Liam O'Toole wrote:
>> On 2018-12-19, Fred Smith
>> <fredex at fcshome.stoneham.ma.us> wrote:
>> [...]
>>> Result: Boots to GDM just fine, but Mate is a black screen. Switching
>>> to Gnome, works fine, but I can't stand Gnome.  Not knowing what else
>>> to try I restored the dd backup.
>> This is a known issue, and was mentioned on this list recently. The
>> problem is that Mate in EPEL needs to be updated to work with CentOS
>> 7.6. Perhaps keep an eye on changes to the EPEL repo before attempting
>> the upgrade again.
> Thanks, Liam, for the info.
> Since it IS working on the netbook I'm hoping that means that whatever
> needed updating has been updated.
> So, I compared the versions on my desktop with those on the netbook, and
> find that mate_dictionary, mate-disk-usage-analyzer, mate-screenshot,
> mate-search-tool, mate-system-log, mate-system-monitor, mate-utilsk,
> mate-utils-common all had a minor version bump. Some from 1.16.1-1 to
> 1.16.1-2, one from 1.16.0-1 to 1.16.0-2.
> I know there are other packages that do not contain "mate" in their names,
> but I don't know which they are.
> So, do you (or anyone else) happen to know which Mate packages are/were
> in need of update?
> thanks again, in advance.

Not sure, MATE is working just fine for me, versions range from 1.16.0 
to 1.16.3

yum list |grep "mate" |grep -v "@epel" |grep -v "devel"
classmate.noarch                         1.3.1-2.el7 
classmate-javadoc.noarch                 1.3.1-2.el7 
f22-backgrounds-mate.noarch              21.91.0-1.el7 
mate-common.noarch                       1.16.0-1.el7 
mate-netspeed.x86_64                     1.12.0-1.el7 
mate-sensors-applet.x86_64               1.16.1-1.el7 
mate-themes-extras.noarch                3.14.7-1.el7 
php-league-climate.noarch                3.2.4-1.el7 
workrave-mate.x86_64                     1.10.16-1.el7 
xmonad-mate.x86_64                       0.11-12.el7                 epel

Some of those obviously are not mate packages, but those are the only 
mate packages I do NOT have installed and it is working, so if mate is 
not working I wonder if the issue is something other than the packages.