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kenmorgan
 Posted: Dec 15 2012, 09:14 PM
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I just installed the package, gnome-games-extra. I remember from my Fedora days that there used to be another package called gnome-games-extra-data that essentially added more settings for the games. The repositories I currently use are:

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A yum search for gnome-games-extra-data had no results. Does anyone know if this package is available?

Thanks so much.

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 Posted: Dec 17 2012, 11:53 AM
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No, it is not available. You might want to have a look at sites like rpm.pbone.net or rpmfind.net.
Important is that you want the same version like the others packages.

You need the Fedora 12 package. It can be downloaded here wink.gif

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kenmorgan
 Posted: Dec 17 2012, 02:51 PM
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Thanks, Redman. I'm going to be away most of this morning, but I'll get right on your suggestions when I get home. My wife is the one who plays these gnome games. She'll be most greatful to you if I can get this to work!

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 Posted: Dec 17 2012, 05:53 PM
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Redman,

That worked like a charm! You're now my wife's hero!

By the way, just for my education: why did the package have to be a Fedora 12 package? My guess is that it has something to do with kernel compatability. But if so, doesn't that mean that the CentOS 6.3 kernel is many versions behind the "latest and greatest" from Linus Torvalds?


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QUOTE (kenmorgan @ Dec 17 2012, 07:53 PM)

By the way, just for my education: why did the package have to be a Fedora 12 package?


Gnome version compatibility, nothing to do with the kernel.

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QUOTE (tux99 @ Dec 17 2012, 01:57 PM)
QUOTE (kenmorgan @ Dec 17 2012, 07:53 PM)

By the way, just for my education: why did the package have to be a Fedora 12 package?


Gnome version compatibility, nothing to do with the kernel.


Fascinating, to quote Mr. Spock. I just took a look at the two packages I now have:

gnome-games-extra-2.28.2-2.el6.i686 (from CentOS repositories)
gnome-games-extra-data-2.28.0-1.noarch (obtained today, as above)

Is it the 2.28 that makes them compatible? The following .2 and .0 do not affect the compatibility issue?

Also, how did Redman know that this would be a Fedora 12 package? I think I see. Doing a search for gnome-games-extra-data at rpm.phone.net brought up a huge list of versions. The 2.28 packages appear only with Fedora 12. Am I right?

But there is also a 2.28 package available for "PCLinuxOS" and "Mandriva 2010." I never heard of these versions of Linux, but would they have also worked?

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