[arch-general] gnome fix needed

Jude DaShiell jdashiel at panix.com
Sun Sep 10 13:03:01 UTC 2017

So far as I know, pacman's cache was left untouched by the script.

On Sun, 10 Sep 2017, Guus Snijders via arch-general wrote:

> Date: Sun, 10 Sep 2017 06:37:48
> From: Guus Snijders via arch-general <arch-general at archlinux.org>
> To: General Discusson about Arch Linux <arch-general at archlinux.org>
> Cc: Guus Snijders <gsnijders at gmail.com>, arch-general at lists.archlinux.org
> Subject: Re: [arch-general] gnome fix needed
> Op 10 sep. 2017 11:41 schreef "Jude DaShiell" <jdashiel at panix.com>:
> I discovered this and was able to recover, and think gnome could do with a
> fix.
> You do sound a bit mysterious here :).
> Apparently you discovered something, but don't tell what it is. Kudos for
> capturing attention, but don't expect a fix for anything soon...
> I put together a script to completely erase gnome from this system and for
> the most part that script worked really well.  The exception was that it
> also removed wpa_supplicant
> [.. ]
> I put wpa_supplicant back on the system using the install disk
> Did your script also delete pacman's cache? Otherwise it would have been
> there in /var/cache/pacman/pkg (from the top of my head).
> [Sudo, xorg, segfault]
> Okay, that's a sudden twist. The message starts with the subject of a Gnome
> problem, continues on a removal script and ends with a question on a
> sudo/xorg question.
> With a little work, it could probably become a great forum or blogpost, but
> for a technical mailinglist it's a bit too puzzling. We usually love to
> puzzle out a solution for a *specific* problem.
> In this case, I still don't know where the problem is, other then sudo or
> xorg crashing. But perhaps it's just me...?
> Mvg,  Guus Snijders


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