Gnome on Fedora Cinnamon?

Hi, I have been using the fedora cinnamon spin since fedora 38 and have updated to 40. I typically don’t check the desktop environment option in the login page. Today, wanted to check out the wayland cinnamon but, along with that, I also have the gnome de session available and I was able to use them. I don’t remember installing gnome. Any idea?

The system info shows the os as Fedora Linux 40 (Cinnamon)

You can view the history of your dnf transactions using the dnf history command, and check the details of each transaction using the dnf history info ID command. ID is the first column in the output of the dnf history command.

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No history of gnome in dnf history. The only Gnome package I installed was gnome software center, when i first installed fedora. I temporarily installed kde but used history undo to remove the traces.

Packages with gnome name:
gnome-abrt.x86_64                                    1.4.3-1.fc40                       @fedora                              
gnome-autoar.x86_64                                  0.4.4-5.fc40                       @fedora                              
gnome-backgrounds.noarch                             46.0-1.fc40                        @fedora                              
gnome-bluetooth.x86_64                               1:46.0-1.fc40                      @fedora                              
gnome-bluetooth-libs.x86_64                          1:46.0-1.fc40                      @fedora                              
gnome-calculator.x86_64                              46.0-1.fc40                        @fedora                              
gnome-calendar.x86_64                                46.1-1.fc40                        @updates                             
gnome-color-manager.x86_64                           3.36.0-12.fc40                     @fedora                              
gnome-control-center.x86_64                          46.2-1.fc40                        @updates                             
gnome-control-center-filesystem.noarch               46.2-1.fc40                        @updates                             
gnome-desktop3.x86_64                                44.0-15.fc40                       @fedora                              
gnome-desktop4.x86_64                                44.0-15.fc40                       @fedora                              
gnome-disk-utility.x86_64                            46.0-1.fc40                        @fedora                              
gnome-font-viewer.x86_64                             46.0-1.fc40                        @fedora                              
gnome-icon-theme.noarch                              3.12.0-22.fc40                     @fedora                              
gnome-icon-theme-legacy.noarch                       3.12.0-22.fc40                     @fedora                              
gnome-keyring.x86_64                                 46.1-1.fc40                        @fedora                              
gnome-keyring-pam.x86_64                             46.1-1.fc40                        @fedora                              
gnome-menus.x86_64                                   3.36.0-11.fc40                     @fedora                              
gnome-online-accounts.x86_64                         3.50.2-1.fc40                      @updates                             
gnome-online-accounts-gtk.x86_64                     3.50.2-1.fc40                      @updates                             
gnome-remote-desktop.x86_64                          46.1-1.fc40                        @updates                             
gnome-screenshot.x86_64                              41.0-8.fc40                        @fedora                              
gnome-session.x86_64                                 46.0-1.fc40                        @fedora                              
gnome-session-wayland-session.x86_64                 46.0-1.fc40                        @fedora                              
gnome-session-xsession.x86_64                        46.0-1.fc40                        @fedora                              
gnome-settings-daemon.x86_64                         46.0-1.fc40                        @fedora                              
gnome-shell.x86_64                                   46.2-1.fc40                        @updates                             
gnome-software.x86_64                                46.2-1.fc40                        @updates                             
gnome-software-fedora-langpacks.x86_64               46.2-1.fc40                        @updates                             
gnome-system-monitor.x86_64                          46.0-1.fc40                        @fedora                              
gnome-terminal.x86_64                                3.50.1-6.fc40                      @fedora                              
gnome-themes-extra.x86_64                            3.28-19.fc40                       @fedora                              
gnome-tour.x86_64                                    46.0-2.fc40                        @updates                             
libgnomekbd.x86_64                                   3.28.1-5.fc40                      @fedora                              
pinentry-gnome3.x86_64                               1.3.0-2.fc40                       @fedora                              
polkit-gnome.x86_64                                  0.106-0.16.20170423gita0763a2.fc40 @fedora                              
qgnomeplatform-common.noarch                         0.9.2-15.fc40                      @updates                             
qgnomeplatform-qt5.x86_64                            0.9.2-15.fc40                      @updates                             
xdg-desktop-portal-gnome.x86_64                      46.2-1.fc40                        @updates

What are the outputs of the dnf history info gnome-session-wayland-session and dnf history info gnome-session-xsession commands?

Transaction ID : 607
Begin time     : Sunday 12 May 2024 09:13:43 AM
Begin rpmdb    : a61dc8854aedd0c565d77b1591fda02e14c0451f46163e722decc7d04b589dae
End time       : Sunday 12 May 2024 09:13:50 AM (7 seconds)
End rpmdb      : 1a89da1ed601b24d992441bd2e733086da72753b1d9af004f20ace48cd852d89
User           : Animus <animus>
Return-Code    : Success
Releasever     : 
Command Line   : 
Comment        : 
Packages Altered:
    Install cjson-1.7.17-1.fc40.x86_64                         @updates
    Install freerdp-libs-2:3.5.1-1.fc40.x86_64                 @updates
    Install gcr-4.3.0-1.fc40.x86_64                            @updates
    Install gdm-1:46.0-2.fc40.x86_64                           @updates
    Install gnome-control-center-46.1-1.fc40.x86_64            @updates
    Install gnome-control-center-filesystem-46.1-1.fc40.noarch @updates
    Install gnome-remote-desktop-46.1-1.fc40.x86_64            @updates
    Install gnome-shell-46.1-1.fc40.x86_64                     @updates
    Install gnome-tour-46.0-1.fc40.x86_64                      @updates
    Install gnome-tweaks-46.1-1.fc40.noarch                    @updates
    Install gst-editing-services-1.22.5-4.fc40.x86_64          @updates
    Install libwinpr-2:3.5.1-1.fc40.x86_64                     @updates
    Install mutter-46.1-2.fc40.x86_64                          @updates
    Install mutter-common-46.1-2.fc40.noarch                   @updates
    Install power-profiles-daemon-0.21-2.fc40.x86_64           @updates
    Install qadwaitadecorations-qt5-0.1.5-2.fc40.x86_64        @updates
    Install xdg-desktop-portal-gnome-46.1-1.fc40.x86_64        @updates
    Install bolt-0.9.7-1.fc40.x86_64                           @fedora
    Install colord-gtk4-0.3.1-1.fc40.x86_64                    @fedora
    Install gnome-autoar-0.4.4-5.fc40.x86_64                   @fedora
    Install gnome-bluetooth-1:46.0-1.fc40.x86_64               @fedora
    Install gnome-bluetooth-libs-1:46.0-1.fc40.x86_64          @fedora
    Install gnome-desktop3-44.0-15.fc40.x86_64                 @fedora
    Install gnome-desktop4-44.0-15.fc40.x86_64                 @fedora
    Install gnome-session-46.0-1.fc40.x86_64                   @fedora
    Install gnome-session-wayland-session-46.0-1.fc40.x86_64   @fedora
    Install gnome-session-xsession-46.0-1.fc40.x86_64          @fedora
    Install gnome-settings-daemon-46.0-1.fc40.x86_64           @fedora
    Install gupnp-av-0.14.1-4.fc39.x86_64                      @fedora
    Install gupnp-dlna-0.12.0-7.fc40.x86_64                    @fedora
    Install libdisplay-info-0.1.1-4.fc40.x86_64                @fedora
    Install libeis-1.2.1-1.fc40.x86_64                         @fedora
    Install libmediaart-1.9.6-7.fc40.x86_64                    @fedora
    Install libvncserver-0.9.14-2.fc40.x86_64                  @fedora
    Install malcontent-0.11.1-5.fc40.x86_64                    @fedora
    Install malcontent-control-0.11.1-5.fc40.x86_64            @fedora
    Install malcontent-ui-libs-0.11.1-5.fc40.x86_64            @fedora
    Install rygel-0.42.5-2.fc40.x86_64                         @fedora

These are the only commands with gnome that bash history shows

history | grep gnome
  110  dnf install @gnome-desktop-environment
  113  dnf groupinstall gnome
  624  gsettings set org.gnome.desktop.interface color-scheme prefer-dark
  895  /usr/bin/gnome-control-center
  968  gsettings set org.gnome.desktop.interface color-scheme prefer-light
  969  gsettings set org.gnome.desktop.interface color-scheme prefer-dark

Something you installed on the 12th of May pulled them as dependencies. When I run dnf on the command line, I can see the exact command I ran in the Command Line: field, but yours is somehow empty, I don’t know why.

I am new to linux and it’s been only few months of me using, hence I was bugged on how this happened.

Using the rpm -qa --last command, I found that the following packages were installed on may 12th

goocanvas2-2.0.4-13.fc39.x86_64               Sunday 12 May 2024 05:35:17 PM
goocanvas-1.0.0-26.fc39.x86_64                Sunday 12 May 2024 05:35:17 PM
gramps-5.2.2-1.fc40.noarch                    Sunday 12 May 2024 05:25:47 PM
rcs-5.10.1-8.fc40.x86_64                      Sunday 12 May 2024 05:25:46 PM
python3-pyicu-2.12-1.fc40.x86_64              Sunday 12 May 2024 05:25:46 PM
python3-bsddb3-6.2.9-16.fc40.x86_64           Sunday 12 May 2024 05:25:46 PM
osm-gps-map-gobject-1.1.0-15.fc40.x86_64      Sunday 12 May 2024 05:25:46 PM
osm-gps-map-1.1.0-15.fc40.x86_64              Sunday 12 May 2024 05:25:46 PM
libdb-5.3.28-61.fc40.x86_64                   Sunday 12 May 2024 05:25:46 PM
gtkspell3-3.0.10-19.fc40.x86_64               Sunday 12 May 2024 05:25:46 PM
gnu-free-serif-fonts-20120503-33.fc40.noarch  Sunday 12 May 2024 05:25:46 PM
gnu-free-sans-fonts-20120503-33.fc40.noarch   Sunday 12 May 2024 05:25:46 PM
gnu-free-mono-fonts-20120503-33.fc40.noarch   Sunday 12 May 2024 05:25:46 PM
gnu-free-fonts-common-20120503-33.fc40.noarch Sunday 12 May 2024 05:25:46 PM
ibus-panel-1.5.30-1.fc40.x86_64               Sunday 12 May 2024 05:19:54 PM
ibus-1.5.30-1.fc40.x86_64                     Sunday 12 May 2024 05:19:54 PM
ibus-setup-1.5.30-1.fc40.noarch               Sunday 12 May 2024 05:19:53 PM
ibus-libs-1.5.30-1.fc40.x86_64                Sunday 12 May 2024 05:19:53 PM
ibus-gtk3-1.5.30-1.fc40.x86_64                Sunday 12 May 2024 05:19:53 PM
ibus-gtk2-1.5.30-1.fc40.x86_64                Sunday 12 May 2024 05:19:53 PM
gnome-session-xsession-46.0-1.fc40.x86_64     Sunday 12 May 2024 09:13:48 AM
gnome-session-wayland-session-46.0-1.fc40.x86_64 Sunday 12 May 2024 09:13:48 AM
gnome-remote-desktop-46.1-1.fc40.x86_64       Sunday 12 May 2024 09:13:47 AM
freerdp-libs-3.5.1-1.fc40.x86_64              Sunday 12 May 2024 09:13:47 AM
power-profiles-daemon-0.21-2.fc40.x86_64      Sunday 12 May 2024 09:13:45 AM
malcontent-ui-libs-0.11.1-5.fc40.x86_64       Sunday 12 May 2024 09:13:45 AM
malcontent-control-0.11.1-5.fc40.x86_64       Sunday 12 May 2024 09:13:45 AM
malcontent-0.11.1-5.fc40.x86_64               Sunday 12 May 2024 09:13:45 AM
libwinpr-3.5.1-1.fc40.x86_64                  Sunday 12 May 2024 09:13:45 AM
libvncserver-0.9.14-2.fc40.x86_64             Sunday 12 May 2024 09:13:45 AM
libmediaart-1.9.6-7.fc40.x86_64               Sunday 12 May 2024 09:13:45 AM
libeis-1.2.1-1.fc40.x86_64                    Sunday 12 May 2024 09:13:45 AM
libdisplay-info-0.1.1-4.fc40.x86_64           Sunday 12 May 2024 09:13:45 AM
gupnp-dlna-0.12.0-7.fc40.x86_64               Sunday 12 May 2024 09:13:45 AM
gnome-session-46.0-1.fc40.x86_64              Sunday 12 May 2024 09:13:45 AM
gnome-bluetooth-libs-46.0-1.fc40.x86_64       Sunday 12 May 2024 09:13:45 AM
gnome-bluetooth-46.0-1.fc40.x86_64            Sunday 12 May 2024 09:13:45 AM
gnome-autoar-0.4.4-5.fc40.x86_64              Sunday 12 May 2024 09:13:45 AM
gcr-4.3.0-1.fc40.x86_64                       Sunday 12 May 2024 09:13:45 AM
colord-gtk4-0.3.1-1.fc40.x86_64               Sunday 12 May 2024 09:13:45 AM
cjson-1.7.17-1.fc40.x86_64                    Sunday 12 May 2024 09:13:45 AM
gnome-settings-daemon-46.0-1.fc40.x86_64      Sunday 12 May 2024 09:13:44 AM
gnome-desktop4-44.0-15.fc40.x86_64            Sunday 12 May 2024 09:13:44 AM
gnome-desktop3-44.0-15.fc40.x86_64            Sunday 12 May 2024 09:13:44 AM

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Is it safe to uninstall the gnome session and desktop packages?

The history undo option in dnfdragora is not working for that event and also

in terminal,
history undo 607
bash: history: undo: numeric argument required

Update: Uninstalled the gnome-sessions and gnome-desktops using dnfdragora. no issues as of now

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