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  1. #1
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    EPEL - Thanks!

    Thanks to Wolfgang (raveit65) for packaging MATE for RHEL 7 and CentOS usage. RHEL was recently rebased to 7.4 and EPEL quite rightly followed that upstream schedule. CentOS 7.4 is a couple of weeks behind, should be finalised this week, so there was a slight issue with a presented lightdm update in yumex for my non-CR install requiring a newer build of glib2. Easily resolved by enabling CR repo for one transaction

    yum --enablerepo=cr update glib2

  2. #2
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    Re: EPEL - Thanks!

    Hm, I updated from CR like 2 weeks ago I think and all is well. I wasn't hit by the VBox additions problem either.
    Yeah, it's quite nice.
    The only problem here is the fact that I for some reason don't like Gnome 3.22 as much as I liked the 3.14. I can't exactly say why though. Maybe the light grey instead of transparent black or this different looking font or something. Hmmm, probably not so important..

  3. #3
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    Re: EPEL - Thanks!

    guess I'll find out in a couple of days what has changed with regards my own installation. I don't have GNOME installed and never have done. It was a minimal network install with the specific bits I wanted added afterwards from the command line. It's nice to know VirtualBox guest additions should still work okay for my guest operating systems though. I can't see why not though as it is kept updated from the oracle repositories.

  4. #4
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    Re: EPEL - Thanks!

    It's because of this: https://forums.virtualbox.org/viewto...=84201#p399506

    I still run 5.1.22 r115126 and still, my Win 7 with additions is working perfectly. So maybe it's only a problem if Linux additions must be used, not sure. I haven't investigated it much, as it's not affecting my use.

  5. #5
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    Re: EPEL - Thanks!

    thanks ,that's interesting reading at least. I've been running F25 and F26 for quite some time as guests. both of which use xorg 1.19.3 without seeing this issue, full screen and all resolutions are available. maybe it was something RHEL did specifically with their own compilation of X11 and associated modules, drivers, which unwittingly screwed up guest additions for virtual machine installations of the OS.

    EDIT - just had the release announcement email for CentOS 7.4

    I am pleased to announce the general availability of CentOS Linux 7
    (1708) for 64 bit x86 compatible machines. Effectively immediately, this
    is the current release for CentOS Linux 7 and is tagged as 1708, derived
    from Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.4

    As always, read through the Release Notes at :
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    Updates, Sources, and DebugInfos

    Updates released since we froze the iso and install media content are
    posted in the updates repo along with the release. This will include
    content from late Aug 2017 and Sept 2017, therefore anyone
    running a new install is highly encouraged to run a 'yum update'
    operation immediate on install completion. You can apply all updates,
    including the content released today, on your existing CentOS Linux
    7/x86_64 machine by just running 'yum update'.

    As with all CentOS Linux 7 components, this release was built from
    sources hosted at git.centos.org. In addition, SRPMs that are a
    byproduct of the build (and also considered critical in the code and
    buildsys process) are being published to match every binary RPM we
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    dedicated directories to match the corresponding binary RPMs. Since
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    binary RPMs, we are not putting this content on the main mirror
    network. If users wish to mirror this content they can do so using the
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    counterparts. Developers and end users looking at inspecting and
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    Debuginfo packages are also being signed and pushed. Yum configs
    shipped in the new release file will have all the context required for
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    This release supersedes all previously released content for CentOS
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    The sizes, sha256 sums for the ISO files:

    ec7500d4b006702af6af023b1f8f1b890b6c7ee54400bb98ce f968b883cd6546
    CentOS-7-x86_64-DVD-1708.iso ( 4.2G)

    8593f5a1631ebfb7581193a7b4ef96d44f500d3ceb49cc4cfb fd71d5698e4173
    CentOS-7-x86_64-Everything-1708.iso ( 8.1G)

    9941f5e1257d74e763652ceae5096ed73ddc94a9703ae11693 1d8713b801fec0
    CentOS-7-x86_64-LiveGNOME-1708.iso ( 1.2G)

    4ba63634a8430d134d8a9535c62ff1341c33c898fb1c768a0c 6e54fbc92a9133
    CentOS-7-x86_64-LiveKDE-1708.iso ( 1.7G)

    bba314624956961a2ea31dd460cd860a77911c1e0a56e4820a 12b9c5dad363f5
    CentOS-7-x86_64-Minimal-1708.iso ( 792 M)

    fe3d960cce4d2c1c9f1b66817fe87cc0ee1a1c6c5dd126204c b5c33d51a45620
    CentOS-7-x86_64-NetInstall-1708.iso ( 422 M)

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    Enjoy the fresh new release!

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  6. #6
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    Re: EPEL - Thanks!

    well I guess it hit the perfect storm during the re-base via package updates (551 packages). I didn't get as far as checking if my virtual machines still worked as I can't even start the DE.

    Xorg is fubar and the logged errors, accessed from F26 live media indicate I may as well start over because it also broke the proprietary AMD driver. So I've nuked it pending re-install. I'm glad I backed up files I need before starting the upgrade. the internet has been running on analog dial-up speeds most of the day so I am wondering if a downloaded package got corrupted, yum didn't reject any though.

    I'll wait until the internet is working properly again and start again with the purged drive. I was hoping to avoid it but such is life.

    EDIT - Xorg 1.19 isn't supported by the AMD driver unfortunately

    error: Detected X Server version 'XServer 1.19.3_64a' is not supported. Supported versions are X.Org 6.9 or later, up to XServer 1.10
    error: %pre(fglrx64_p_i_c-15.302-1.x86_64) scriptlet failed, exit status 1

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