05 June 2013

gnome terminal, 3.6 style

included in the newest gnome is their terminal which has the transparency removed because…well, no one really knows. and the packager was a jerk about it. so, i’ve pulled the gnome-terminal-3.6.1-1.fc18.x86_64.rpm from koji and used the force to install it.

# rpm -ivh --force gnome-terminal-3.6.1-1.fc18.x86_64.rpm

nice to have functionality back. what up, gnome?

now, you need to protect it from updates. first, install the yum-versionlock plugin:

# yum install yum-versionlock

next, lock the package:

# yum versionlock gnome-terminal

if you have already performed an upgrade using fedup or this is a new install, unlock the gnome-terminal-3.8.x package.

# yum versionlock delete gnome-terminal-3.8.x-y.fc19.*

check it to see if it is locking your version:

# yum versionlock list

all done.