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Bug 1516158 - Removing MATE accidentally removes the background set in a Gnome session.
Summary: Removing MATE accidentally removes the background set in a Gnome session.
Status: NEW
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: gnome-desktop
Version: 28
Hardware: x86_64
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Ray Strode [halfline]
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2017-11-22 07:58 UTC by ricky.tigg
Modified: 2018-09-30 21:35 UTC (History)
17 users (show)

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Fedora 26 – Gnome background picture. (deleted)
2017-11-22 07:58 UTC, ricky.tigg
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Description ricky.tigg 2017-11-22 07:58:57 UTC
Created attachment 1357279 [details]
Fedora 26 – Gnome background picture.

Description of problem:
Removing the package group MATE from system accidentally removes the background set in a Gnome session.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible – Steps to Reproduce:
1. In Gnome session, select the picture in attachment (darker version) as background then log out.
2. Install MATE: $ sudo dnf install -y @MATE. Once done log in to a Mate session and then log out.
3. Log in to a Gnome session. Remove MATE: $ sudo dnf remove -y @MATE.

Actual results:
The background is no longer the one setted in attachment, but is now a solid black colour. The two versions of the picture in attachment are no longer available from the Gnome Settings Background category.

Expected results:
Set background to remain as so.

Comment 1 Daniel Mach 2017-11-22 12:28:21 UTC
This is a packaging problem that cannot be fixed in DNF.
If Gnome doesn't require it, DNF can remove it.
Gnome should consider adding a dependency on the backgrounds to prevent removing the package.

Comment 2 ricky.tigg 2018-04-06 09:44:07 UTC
Issue no longer alive since v. 27 was upgraded to v. 28 beta.

Comment 3 Jaroslav Mracek 2018-04-06 10:13:31 UTC
I believe that the primary issue here is that there were no env. group marked as installed before install of MATE. The solution will be provided by Anaconda Team.
Work-around: Mark any environmental group as installed:
sudo dnf group mark install "Fedora Workstation"

Comment 4 ricky.tigg 2018-04-06 10:15:26 UTC

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