Description of problem:
Gnome-shell was rebased to version 3.26.2-5 in RHEL7.5. That can be confirmed from the rpm version and rpm changelog:
# rpm -q gnome-shell
# rpm -q --changelog gnome-shell|less
* Fri Nov 03 2017 Kalev Lember <email@example.com> - 3.26.2-1
- Update to 3.26.2
- Related: #1481381
But "gnome-shell --version" is reporting wrong version:
# gnome-shell --version
GNOME Shell 3.25.4
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Run "gnome-shell --version" command on RHEL7.5 system.
Command report GNOME Shell version 3.25.4
Command should report actual version of gnome-shell
I believe dup of https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1511454
gnome-shell switch build systems to meson, which we didn't support prior to RHEL 7.6. So we included a downstream patch to add back autotools support, but we(*) forgot to update the version in the patch to the actual tarball version.
It's an easy fix for 7.5.z if we want it, other versions are unaffected.
(*) me probably, didn't check
(In reply to Florian Müllner from comment #3)
> gnome-shell switch build systems to meson, which we didn't support prior to
> RHEL 7.6. So we included a downstream patch to add back autotools support,
> but we(*) forgot to update the version in the patch to the actual tarball
> It's an easy fix for 7.5.z if we want it, other versions are unaffected.
> (*) me probably, didn't check
If it's an easy fix, can we include in RHEL7.5.z?
just want to add that this was known issue from very early stages in RHEL-7.5 but we haven't been able to fix it back then, there is also problem with wrong version displayed in control-center
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of bug 1511454 ***