WARNING – We have reports that this update does not (yet) work properly on x86_64. We’re looking into it

Fellow openSUSE users!

Of course you have anxiously been waiting for the GNOME 2.32 release. We all have. It took us a few moments to prepare a repository that we can offer you in order to update your openSUSE 11.3 installation, which was based on GNOME 2.30, to the latest and greatest GNOME 2.32!

After having GNOME 2.32 prepared for openSUSE:Factory we decided to branch this off to also have our openSUSE 11.3 users profit from it. It showed that all in all the release was a rther simple one to offer. So no reason to not to!

What do you need to do? It’s rather simple: you need two repositories in plus for your system, from the Build Service:
* GNOME:STABLE:2.32 (the actual gnome 2.32 packages)
* openSUSE:11.3 (the base OSS repository)
(some might wonder now as in the past there used to be a GNOME:Backports:* repository required in plus. Considering that not adding this repository was the most common source of errors, we decided to no longer split out the Backport required packages)

Once you have those repositories added, make sure that the GNOME ones have a higher priority than openSUSE 11.3 OSS repoasitory (attention: in zypper/yast, a lower number means higher priority) and then simply start
zypper dup

This should get your installation fully updated to GNOME 2.32.0. *SHOULD* unfortunately. It seems zypper is having a hard time with us and misses out on various packages. You can see those by executingzypper lu -a Make sure to update all the remaining packages from the GNOME 2.32 repository, as otherwise there will be issues with the system (missing / crashing panels and the like are very common). In our tests, those packages were affected of not being installed with zypper dup: evolution-data-server, gnome-utils, gtk2, gtk2-32bit, gtk2-engines and nautilus.

Should you experience any problems with this, make sure to drop us a note on “openSUSE-gnome [ at ] openSUSE [ dot ] org” or join us on #openSUSE-gnome @ irc.freenode.net, where we hopefully can resort any problems you might be facing.

Nothing more left to say than, in a traditional openSUSE way:
Have a lot of Fun!