Gnome 2.32 Upgrade Guide
Please see the GNOME 2.32 Release
Notes for what is new in this major release of GNOME.
Gnome Panel hangs at startup
Some people reported hanging problems with gnome-base/gnome-panel notably with dual monitor setups. Please visit bug #351439 for details on the issue.
If you are suffering this problem, you should try to remove your old interface configuration as follows:
Code Listing 2.1: Remove old configuration causing panel to hang
$ gconftool-2 --recursive-unset /desktop/gnome/interface
Gnome Panel problems and crashers on multiscreen setups
As reported in bug #348253,
you could suffer panel crashers when using multiscreen setups. This is an upstream problem
(gnome bug #632369) that is
partially fixed applying some patches from the upstream report (gnome bug #632369 comment #12).
However, even with these patches, some people have reported problems showing
applet menus. Any help on fixing this is highly appreciated.
Problems with Evolution address books
Some people have reported problems like duplicated entries or errors while
trying to open Evolution Address Books after updating (see gentoo bug #348063 and gnome bug #634897 for reference).
These problems will likely affect people that updated from 2.30.x versions of
mail-client/evolution and gnome-extra/evolution-data-server to
versions any version prior to 2.32.1-r1.
A script is available to help you on fixing these problems. It
removes uri attribute from local Address Books and also removes the
additional address books that could have been wrongly created by pruning
those not part of the group with the most local Address Books.
At first, it is important to backup your address book configuration to prevent any data
loss by running the following command:
Code Listing 2.2: Backup old address books configuration
$ gconftool-2 --get /apps/evolution/addressbook/sources > evoaddrbook.bak
After that, you will need to run the script as follows:
Code Listing 2.3: Fix Evolution Address Books with fix-addressbook.py script
$ wget "http://bugs.gentoo.org/attachment.cgi?id=262523" -O fix-addressbook.py
$ chmod +x fix-addressbook.py
$ evolution -q
If this does not fix your problems, you will probably need to use
gnome-extra/gconf-editor to try to fix
/apps/evolution/addressbook/sources key yourself. If you need more
help on this, please check for any opened bug related with this problem and,
if none of them fits with your issue, open a new one after reading bug #348063.
Compilation errors due to python3 being set as main interpreter
During our work on getting Gnome 2.32 ready to be stabilized, we have
focused on making every new package compile and work even when python3 is
set as main interpreter, either using it if possible or going back to
python2 when needed at compilation and run times.
On the other hand, because a lot of other packages in the tree used by GNOME
still do not work well on a system with python3 set as the default interpreter,
you will still need to use eselect to set python2 as the default one to
Code Listing 2.4: Use Python 2.6 as main interpreter
# eselect python set python2.6
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