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downgrade gnome 3.12 to gnome 3.10

asked 2014-07-18 14:33:56 -0500

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updated 2014-07-19 21:34:36 -0500

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I decided to upgrade from Gnome 3.10 to Gnome 3.12 because I thought it would be better, but it wasn't. So how do I reverse this process?

I followed this guide http://fedoramagazine.org/running-gnome-3-12-on-fedora-20/ and, then i added this repo https://copr.fedoraproject.org/coprs/rhughes/f20-gnome-3-12/repo/fedora-20/rhughes-f20-gnome-3-12-fedora-20.repo to get some i386 applications to work.

I tried to just remove the repos but that didn't work.

I'm using Fedora 20

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Please don't post the same question twice. Currently, all posts are moderated, which means that your question won't show up until it's been approved. Please be patient (We're all volunteers after all.) and welcome to the forum.

sideburns gravatar imagesideburns ( 2014-07-18 16:25:25 -0500 )edit

I accidentally submitted my question twice because I didn't know it had to be apporved by a mod. So because I didn't see the question on my profile I thought that it was some kind of bug and I submitted the question again. Sorry about that

Qwertz0r gravatar imageQwertz0r ( 2014-07-18 16:29:09 -0500 )edit

Don't worry, there's no penalty. And, the main reason I posted that comment was because I was fairly sure that you were too new here to realize what had happened. (Besides, other newcomers might read that comment and avoid doing the same thing.)

sideburns gravatar imagesideburns ( 2014-07-18 18:21:56 -0500 )edit

Instead of downgrading, which is quite a bit of work, can you tell us why 3.12 is worse than 3.10? Have you filed bugs? I think 3.12 brought in quite a few improvements. In fact, I'm on the 3.14 COPR repository now :)

FranciscoD_ gravatar imageFranciscoD_ ( 2014-07-18 19:50:16 -0500 )edit

Try yum history, then yum history undo ....

abadrinath gravatar imageabadrinath ( 2014-07-20 00:45:35 -0500 )edit

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answered 2014-07-18 16:11:59 -0500

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You should disable or remove the 3.12 repo (as you did!), and then, run:

yum distro-sync

You might be more conservative and run yum distro-sync gnome* but I wonder if it will downgrade all packages installed from 3.12 repo.

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First I removed the two repos, and then i ran the command "yum distro-sync" as root and I got the following output http://pastebin.com/jLmrEYVC

Qwertz0r gravatar imageQwertz0r ( 2014-07-18 16:34:06 -0500 )edit

Like I said, it'll be more work to downgrade than to fresh install.

FranciscoD_ gravatar imageFranciscoD_ ( 2014-07-19 22:40:54 -0500 )edit

@Qwertz0r: sorry, I didn't see your comment earlier. as fast_rizwaan said, you can try distro-sync again after removing troublesome packages. You can try with removing NetworkManager packages first, since its packaging has been changed recently. After successful distro-sync, install all packages you've manually removed (some of them might not be available in Fedora repos, that's fine).

hedayat gravatar imagehedayat ( 2014-07-20 05:00:55 -0500 )edit
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answered 2014-07-19 21:33:44 -0500

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rhughes repo, warned already that downgrade will be troublesome, anyhow,

This is what i'd do as per my reason: to remove the conflicting downgradable packages and reinstall them after we've fully downgraded other 3.12 packages. But if we stop/interrupt in between distro-sync, we won't have gdm, so we need to manually install gdm from commandline.

rpm -e epiphany-runtime NetworkManager-bluetooth NetworkManager-wwan NetworkManager-adsl gdm gdm-libs --nodeps
yum distro-sync
yum install epiphany-runtime gdm gdm-libs NetworkManager*
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