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On 05/26/2011 07:04 PM, Allan Gottlieb wrote:
> On Thu, May 26 2011, Canek Peláez Valdés wrote:
>> On Thu, May 26, 2011 at 4:23 PM, Allan Gottlieb <gottlieb@...> wrote:
>>> Thank you. Some forum posts suggest that upgrading to gnome3 from
>>> gnome2 is difficult. Did you
>>> 1. Upgrade from 2.32.1
>>> 2. Unmerge 2.32.1 then merge 3
>>> 3. Do a fresh install of gentoo w/o gnome and then install gnome3
>>> 4. Do something else
>> All of the above? :D
>> I keyworded and unmasked the necessary packages to make
>> =gnome-base/gnome-3.0.0 emergable; then I upgraded like usual. There
>> were some problems, but usually solvable by emerge -C the offending
>> package (and older version, generally). I removed (after backup)
>> ~/.gconf, ~/.gnome2* ~/.metacity ~/.nautilus and ~/.evolution (I
>> *think* this was not really necessary, by I wanted to see a "pristine"
>> GNOME 3). At the end, I emerge --depclean, and then after a couple of
>> emerge -uDNvp world everything went to normal. I haven't had any
>> problem since then.
>> Oh, at some point I emerge @preserved-rebuild and then again emerge
>> It took a couple of days of try/error, and be warned that you should
>> do this fom a VT, not from X (unless you do it under twm or something
>> like that).
> Sounds like I should do it on my spare laptop first.
> thanks again.
Have you considered doing all of this experimenting on a virtual machine?
VirtualBox is so easy to use now, I will definitely try gnome3 on a VM
before "upgrading" on this machine, which is the one I use for real work.