Package Details: gnome-meta 46-1

Git Clone URL: https://aur.archlinux.org/gnome-meta.git (read-only, click to copy)
Package Base: gnome-meta
Description: Meta package to install GNOME
Upstream URL: https://www.gnome.org/
Licenses: GPL
Submitter: serebit
Maintainer: arctize
Last Packager: arctize
Votes: 4
Popularity: 1.03
First Submitted: 2023-04-13 02:14 (UTC)
Last Updated: 2024-03-25 10:23 (UTC)

Pinned Comments

arctize commented on 2023-04-13 15:18 (UTC)

For the next person who wants to file a deletion request, here are my arguments for why I think this package is useful:

If you just install a group once, new packages that get added to it later will not automatically be pulled in. The meta package ensures you always have the full group installed. Additionally, once packages are removed from the group, they automatically become orphans and easy to clean up, whereas if you install the group directly, all packages are marked as explicitly installed.

And the second argument: https://archlinux.org/packages/extra/any/plasma-meta.

Latest Comments

HurricanePootis commented on 2024-03-25 07:02 (UTC)

I noticed that even though this package has been updated to gnome 46, there is some apps that should be removed for gnome 46 and some that should be added. I have attached a PKGBUILD diff below

diff --git a/PKGBUILD b/PKGBUILD
index bc6dc8a..1b9681b 100644
--- a/PKGBUILD
+++ b/PKGBUILD
@@ -2,7 +2,7 @@
 # Maintainer: Patrick Wicki <patrick.wicki96@gmail.com>

 pkgname=gnome-meta
-pkgver=45
+pkgver=46
 pkgrel=1
 pkgdesc='Meta package to install GNOME'
 arch=(any)
@@ -10,7 +10,6 @@ url='https://www.gnome.org/'
 license=(GPL)
 depends=(
   baobab
-  cheese
   epiphany
   evince
   gdm
@@ -31,7 +30,6 @@ depends=(
   gnome-maps
   gnome-menus
   gnome-music
-  gnome-photos
   gnome-remote-desktop
   gnome-session
   gnome-settings-daemon
@@ -52,6 +50,7 @@ depends=(
   gvfs-gphoto2
   gvfs-mtp
   gvfs-nfs
+  gvfs-onedrive
   gvfs-smb
   loupe
   malcontent

gvf-onedrive was added to gnome, and cheese and gnome-photos from removed from gnome.

arctize commented on 2023-10-04 12:59 (UTC)

Thanks for doing this! My only complaint is the lack of a gnome-extra-meta

I used to maintain gnome-extra-meta, but it got deleted and I didn't bother getting it back up since I don't really use it myself.

Anyway, here you go: https://aur.archlinux.org/packages/gnome-extra-meta :)

darkbasic commented on 2023-10-04 09:02 (UTC)

Here is the pkgbuild for it:

pkgname=gnome-extra-meta
pkgver=44
pkgrel=1
pkgdesc='Meta package to install GNOME extra'
arch=(any)
url='https://www.gnome.org/'
license=(GPL)
depends=(
  accerciser
  d-spy
  dconf-editor
  devhelp
  endeavour
  evolution
  file-roller
  five-or-more
  four-in-a-row
  geary
  gedit
  ghex
  gitg
  glade
  gnome-2048
  gnome-boxes
  gnome-builder
  gnome-chess
  gnome-devel-docs
  gnome-dictionary
  gnome-games
  gnome-klotski
  gnome-mahjongg
  gnome-mines
  gnome-multi-writer
  gnome-nibbles
  gnome-notes
  gnome-recipes
  gnome-robots
  gnome-sound-recorder
  gnome-sudoku
  gnome-taquin
  gnome-terminal
  gnome-tetravex
  gnome-tweaks
  hitori
  iagno
  lightsoff
  polari
  quadrapassel
  seahorse
  swell-foop
  sysprof
  tali
)

darkbasic commented on 2023-10-04 08:53 (UTC)

Thanks for doing this! My only complaint is the lack of a gnome-extra-meta

arctize commented on 2023-07-22 22:01 (UTC)

Oh, good catch. Should be fixed now.

marcelsiegert commented on 2023-07-22 21:33 (UTC)

It looks like the GNOME 44 update forgot to adjust the version in the .SRCINFO. @arctize, could you bump that version as well if you have some time on your hands? I missed the 44 update because of this.

programegg commented on 2023-04-16 00:05 (UTC)

Thanks for getting this back up @arctize & @serebit!

simple-scan was moved to gnome-extra on April 9 and should probably be removed from the meta group.

arctize commented on 2023-04-13 15:18 (UTC)

For the next person who wants to file a deletion request, here are my arguments for why I think this package is useful:

If you just install a group once, new packages that get added to it later will not automatically be pulled in. The meta package ensures you always have the full group installed. Additionally, once packages are removed from the group, they automatically become orphans and easy to clean up, whereas if you install the group directly, all packages are marked as explicitly installed.

And the second argument: https://archlinux.org/packages/extra/any/plasma-meta.

arctize commented on 2023-04-13 15:09 (UTC)

Thanks serebit.

serebit commented on 2023-04-13 02:15 (UTC)

Apologies for the deletion. This package has been restored.