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How to install the latest Gnome Shell in Fedora 17?

asked 2013-02-01 15:06:40 -0500

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updated 2013-02-02 03:56:11 -0500

What I'd like to do is: Install Fedora 17 (due to inavailability of AMD Catalyst legacy drivers for Fedora 18) but use the latest Gnome Shell version possible.

In other words:

  1. Update to the latest Gnome Shell, unstable; 3.7.* as of today (from Rawhide repo?)
  2. If too many problems with 3.7.*, I'd like to update to the very latest stable version i.e. stable but higher than is available from Fedora 17 stable repos. If #2 not possible, please state so.

Directly related Is Gnome Shell version in release n the same as in n+1 release of Fedora?

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The 'rawhide' repo is for package maintainers to identify potential conflicts with the very newest versions of their packages. It is not for general use - generally, it is only used to generate reports. Only a very few experienced Fedora users actually run rawhide on their machines. It is not an appropriate way to get newer package versions.

randomuser gravatar imagerandomuser ( 2013-02-02 17:14:56 -0500 )edit

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answered 2013-02-02 01:50:27 -0500

Vaguely duplicate from - Bucic, please edit your original question if you want to clarify what you are trying to do.

Because GNOME version upgrades are major changes, they are coordinated to arrive with new releases of Fedora and are not backported. If you want the latest version of GNOME on Fedora, you need to use the latest version of Fedora.

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