[Sugar-devel] Testing streamlined sugar-jhbuild

Tomeu Vizoso tomeu at sugarlabs.org
Tue Jun 23 05:16:02 EDT 2009

On Tue, Jun 23, 2009 at 10:54, Bernie Innocenti<bernie at codewiz.org> wrote:
> On 06/23/09 09:34, Edward Cherlin wrote:
>> I have been warned not to run sugar-jhbuild and Sugar packages on the
>> same system. I have not had sugar-jhbuild wreck my system, but I have
>> had a lot of issues with sugar-jhbuild working one day and not the
>> next when I make other changes to the system.
> We have found one such issues yesterday, while testing the streamlined branch on Ubuntu Jaunty.
> My laptop usually boots off a Fedora 11 partition with the Sugar packages installed, where the GConf schemas for Sugar are installed in /etc/gconf/schemas/sugar.schemas.  When Sugar starts, it happily uses the system GConf.
> When we did the same on Jaunty with _no_ system packages installed, the schemas were missing and the Sugar shell would crash mysteriously due to a bad default value for the favourites layout.
> I don't know how to add a locally installed schemas file without
> altering the system-wide database.  The following commands are
> for the system-wide case:
>  export GCONF_CONFIG_SOURCE=`gconftool-2 --get-default-source`
>  gconftool-2 --makefile-install-rule install/etc/gconf/schemas/sugar.schemas
> If I change the path to point into the jhbuild install root,
> I get these obscure errors:
> -----cut-----
> $ export GCONF_CONFIG_SOURCE=/home/bernie/src/sugar/sugar-jhbuild/install/etc/gconf/gconf.xml.defaults
> $ gconftool-2 --makefile-install-rule install/etc/gconf/schemas/sugar.schemas
> (gconftool-2:3489): GConf-WARNING **: Failed to load source "/home/bernie/src/sugar/sugar-jhbuild/install/etc/gconf/gconf.xml.defaults": Couldn't resolve address for configuration source: Bad address `/home/bernie/src/sugar/sugar-jhbuild/install/etc/gconf/gconf.xml.defaults'
> **
> GConf:ERROR:gconftool.c:969:main: assertion failed: (err == NULL)
> Aborted
> -----cut-----
> Bah, I'm defeated.  Why are we even using this GConf crap?  Simple ini
> files were too easy to work with?!? ;-/

Wrong mailing list for volunteering for dropping GConf :p

Is your jhbuild installing GConf-DBus?



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