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Upgrading from gnome to gnome-without-systemd possible?

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This discussion is done as of 2016-04-23.

Thanks a LOT for now having gnome without systemd and your fine documentation here. I don't have systemd but installed gnome and it work so so. I boot into a system prompt and after logging in start X and gnome with startx. It works.

Is it possible just to upgrade to gnome without systemd more or less as described or should I uninstall the current gnome altogether and start all over again (as described)?

Did anybody do something similar I would like to do?


Hi Olivier apologies just saw your post here when making an edit to the main page - for some reason my mail system swallowed the page change notification ><
Anyway, I believe if you are already on OpenRC, you should just be able to upgrade directly after installing Dantrell's overlays, no need to uninstall GNOME first. See his comment here.
Hope that helps! If you have other questions, there's a thread on the Gentoo discussion forum about Dantrell's overlays here.
Sakaki (talk) 13:26, 23 April 2016 (UTC)

Restructuring in light of official support for OpenRC GNOME

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This discussion is done as of 2019-04-27.

As GNOME 3.30 is now officially supported for OpenRC (~arch atm), dantrell has suggested to me the following restructuring of this page, to reflect the new reality:

FILE email from dantrell
Now that Gentoo has a systemdless GNOME I contacted NeddySeagoon to bounce off some ideas about facilitating the transition for users who prefer official support.

My end goal for the Forums is to create a clear distinction between Gentoo's work and my own (with emphasis on Gentoo's work). I'd like to accomplish the same for Wiki page.

My thinking is that GNOME/GNOME_Without_systemd should turn into an index page with a table instead of an instructions page. Perhaps something like this?

    Status      Implementation                              Available Versions
    Official    Gentoo's GNOME for All Init Systems         3.30+
    Unofficial  Dantrell's GNOME Without Systemd Project    3.14+

New instructions for Gentoo's work would be added and what's currently at GNOME/GNOME_Without_systemd will move elsewhere resulting in 3 Wiki pages:


This is just a rough draft so feel free to reword things and of course, if you have your own ideas please let me know.

Seems sane to me, but if anyone has any other views / thoughts / objections please post them here. Otherwise, I'll aim to action this w/c Monday 15 April 2019. Thanks! --Sakaki (talk) 17:13, 7 April 2019 (UTC)

Why not


to be consistent with the forums support topics ? --NeddySeagoon (talk) 21:32, 8 April 2019 (UTC)

I've just implemented a first cut of this, following NeddySeagoon's suggested taxonomy. Also migrated to passive voice per guidelines. --Sakaki (talk) 13:59, 27 April 2019 (UTC)