[CentOS] upgrading 7.5 ==> 7.6

Fri Dec 21 21:33:59 UTC 2018
Fred Smith <fredex at fcshome.stoneham.ma.us>

On Fri, Dec 21, 2018 at 01:06:14PM -0800, Alice Wonder wrote:
> 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"
> mate-menus-preferences-category-menu.x86_64
> classmate.noarch                         1.3.1-2.el7 epel
> classmate-javadoc.noarch                 1.3.1-2.el7 epel
> f22-backgrounds-mate.noarch              21.91.0-1.el7 epel
> mate-common.noarch                       1.16.0-1.el7 epel
> mate-netspeed.x86_64                     1.12.0-1.el7 epel
> mate-sensors-applet.x86_64               1.16.1-1.el7 epel
> mate-themes-extras.noarch                3.14.7-1.el7 epel
> php-league-climate.noarch                3.2.4-1.el7 epel
> workrave-mate.x86_64                     1.10.16-1.el7 epel
> 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.

Good question, Alice. I guess I need to go back to trying the upgrade
again on my new-to-me-but-still-pretty-old laptop, where it failed a week
or so ago. If that works I'll be slightly less paranoid about trying it
on my main desktop box, which I definitely do NOT want to screw up.

Or maybe plug in a 1tb usb drive and install on it and see what happens.


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