How To Install GNOME 3.16 On Arch Linux Systems

Hello Linux Geeksters. As you may know, GNOME 3.16 has been recently released, coming with UI improvements, Nautilus enhancements, updates for the GNOME specific apps: Eye of GNOME, GTK+, Tracker, GNOME Maps, GNOME Music, GNOME Control Center, Videos, GNOME Terminal, GLib2, gdk-pixbuf, libsoup, Iagno, GNOME Documents, GNOME Photos, Evince, Calculator and Mutter.

Also, Gnome MultiWriter, an open-source app for writing ISO images on 20 USB drives simultaneous, has been included in GNOME 3.16.

How To Install GNOME 3.16 On Arch Linux Systems

In this article I will show you how to install GNOME 3.16 on Arch Linux systems.

While GNOME 3.16 is not yet available  via the Gnome Stable repository, we have to use the Gnome Unstable repository and a few others.

Follow the below instructions exactly, in order to get GNOME 3.16 on Arch Linux.

Add the GNOME Unstable repository:

$ sudo sh -c 'echo [gnome-unstable] >> /etc/pacman.conf'
$ sudo sh -c 'echo "Include = /etc/pacman.d/mirrorlist" >> /etc/pacman.conf'

Add the Testing repository:

$ sudo sh -c 'echo [testing] >> /etc/pacman.conf'
$ sudo sh -c 'echo "Include = /etc/pacman.d/mirrorlist" >> /etc/pacman.conf'

Add the Core repository:

$ sudo sh -c 'echo [core] >> /etc/pacman.conf'
$ sudo sh -c 'echo "Include = /etc/pacman.d/mirrorlist" >> /etc/pacman.conf'

Add the Extra repository:

$ sudo sh -c 'echo [extra] >> /etc/pacman.conf'
$ sudo sh -c 'echo "Include = /etc/pacman.d/mirrorlist" >> /etc/pacman.conf'

Add the Multilib repository:

$ sudo sh -c 'echo "[multilib]" >> /etc/pacman.conf'
$ sudo sh -c 'echo "Include = /etc/pacman.d/mirrorlist" >> /etc/pacman.conf'

Perform a regulat system upgrade

$ sudo pacman -Syyu

Reboot and choose GNOME Shell from the display manager.

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