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During a recent meltdown I believe I ended up with the testing version of Gnome Shell 3.8 inadvertently (a partial upgrade had removed Gnome shell). When I query my system now it says that I have 3.8.2

I am all of a sudden having dependency issues with some important apps for me (e.g. TeamViewer and Citrix). Am having problems with ia32-libs and libgtk2.0-0:i386 While my system feels stable right now, I'd rather go back if I could.

In checking my PPAs (via Y PPA Manager), I see that have both the gnome3-team/gnome3 PPA and the gnome3-team/gnome3-staging PPA enabled.

I am not looking forward to another tailspin... Do I remove and/or purge the gnome3-staging? and then update?

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ia32-libs is broken for me with just gnome3-team/stable PPA. And it may be broken even in just the regular repositories. I suggest removing ia32-libs, and keeping it removed until the libpango package stops conflicting with 32bit and 64bit. –  DaboRoss Jun 7 '13 at 23:51
    
In other words your ia32-libs problems are not related to gnome3-staging. They may be related to gnome3 stable, but they may be still happening without it –  DaboRoss Jun 7 '13 at 23:52
    
If you do want to remove staging, you can ppa-purge gnome3-team/gnome3-staging sudo apt-get purge libpam-systemd and sudo apt-get install libpam-xdg-support` Those commands will remove gnome3/staging from your system. But I don't have the staging PPA and ia32-libs is still broken for me. So I don't think it will help –  DaboRoss Jun 7 '13 at 23:53
    
I tested and it is practically impossible to ibstall ia32-libs now on a 64bit system with the gnome3/stable PPA without uninstalling half of the system apps. –  DaboRoss Jun 7 '13 at 23:55
    
@DaboRoss thanks for the feedback. Fortunately I have some virtualmachines that I can fire up for accessing the apps I need at the moment. –  Kendor Jun 8 '13 at 0:18
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