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    Default GNOME > 3.16 on Leap 42.1

    Since about a week the GNOME:Factory repo is offline which provided 3.18. I can't move on from Leap 42.1 yet, so what can I do?

    The GNOME Repositories wiki page suggests that there is a way to set up non-Leap repositories so that I can have newer GNOME packages. https://en.opensuse.org/GNOME_repositories
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    By adding these repositories, consider the following:

    • GNOME:Factory depends on openSUSE:Factory
    • GNOME:Next depends GNOME:Factory

    Therefore, to satisfy the dependencies you need to add the repository openSUSE:Factory. Be sure to add the full chain of repositories and set the priorities right so zypper dup knows what to do.
    Warning If you don't set the priorities right you may end with a full distribution upgrade instead of a GNOME update only.
    Can you give me a step-by-step walkthrough if there is a possibility for me to upgrade to a newer version of GNOME?

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    Default Re: GNOME > 3.16 on Leap 42.1

    My 2 cents:
    - Wait for 42.2
    - Move to Tumbleweed ( which has 3.22 now )
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    Default Re: GNOME > 3.16 on Leap 42.1

    On Fri 14 Oct 2016 10:16:02 AM CDT, couchpolster wrote:

    Since about a week the GNOME:Factory repo is offline which provided
    3.18. I can't move on from Leap 42.1 yet, so what can I do?

    The GNOME Repositories wiki page suggests that there is a way to set up
    non-Leap repositories so that I can have newer GNOME packages.
    https://en.opensuse.org/GNOME_repositories
    Quote:
    > By adding these repositories, consider the following:
    >
    > > > >

    - GNOME:Factory depends on openSUSE:Factory
    - GNOME:Next depends GNOME:Factory
    > > >

    > Therefore, to satisfy the dependencies you need to add the repository
    > openSUSE:Factory. Be sure to add the *full chain of repositories and
    > set the priorities right so zypper dup knows what to do.*
    > *_Warning_ *If you don't set the priorities right you may end with a
    > full distribution upgrade instead of a GNOME update only.**
    >
    >


    Can you give me a step-by-step walkthrough if there is a possibility for
    me to upgrade to a newer version of GNOME?


    Hi
    In a nutshell, not on openSUSE Leap 42.1. See
    https://forums.opensuse.org/showthre...ool-won-t-open

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    Default Re: GNOME > 3.16 on Leap 42.1

    Thank you for your answers. So there is really no way I'm going to subscribe to both GNOME:Factory (setting a high priority) and the main Factory repo(s) (setting a low priority) and with a zypper dup I would get the factory GNOME plus all the packages and versions it needs from the main repo without upgrading to Factory entirely?

    The reason I'm asking is I'm suffering from this kernel bug and Leap 42.1 is the only distribution wokring on my laptop. Neither Tumbleweed and Leap 42.2 work flawlessly on my laptop.

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    Default Re: GNOME > 3.16 on Leap 42.1

    Quote Originally Posted by couchpolster View Post
    Thank you for your answers. So there is really no way I'm going to subscribe to both GNOME:Factory (setting a high priority) and the main Factory repo(s) (setting a low priority) and with a zypper dup I would get the factory GNOME plus all the packages and versions it needs from the main repo without upgrading to Factory entirely?

    The reason I'm asking is I'm suffering from this kernel bug and Leap 42.1 is the only distribution wokring on my laptop. Neither Tumbleweed and Leap 42.2 work flawlessly on my laptop.
    Hi
    What about 42.2 and the kernel from Kernel:HEAD?
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    Default Re: GNOME > 3.16 on Leap 42.1

    Quote Originally Posted by malcolmlewis View Post
    Hi
    What about 42.2 and the kernel from Kernel:HEAD?
    Do you mean the repository by Kernel:HEAD? Is that sort of the upstream kernel? I haven't heard that the kernel devs are tackling this bug. The Leap 42.1 kernel is literally the only kernel that works. I don't know what the Leap 42.1 devs do with the kernel but somehow it's stable while I haven't found another one that works.

    What is your thinking behind suggesting that as a solution?

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    Default Re: GNOME > 3.16 on Leap 42.1

    Quote Originally Posted by couchpolster View Post
    Do you mean the repository by Kernel:HEAD? Is that sort of the upstream kernel? I haven't heard that the kernel devs are tackling this bug. The Leap 42.1 kernel is literally the only kernel that works. I don't know what the Leap 42.1 devs do with the kernel but somehow it's stable while I haven't found another one that works.

    What is your thinking behind suggesting that as a solution?
    Hi
    Worth a try?

    Yes, upstream kernel, Kernel:HEAD is at 4.9.0-rc1 at present, there is also kernel:stable 4.8.N (I think). No harm in adding to try out, if it doesn't work just go back to the original on.
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