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Re: gconf and the FHS

On Tue, Apr 13, 2004 at 12:26:12PM +0100, Ross Burton wrote:
> On Wed, 2004-03-31 at 17:01, Josselin Mouette wrote:
> > 1. .schemas files are stored in /etc while they shouldn't be modifiable.
> > Upstream even asks us not to patch them. These should be moved to /usr.
> I've talked to Havoc about this in the past, and GConf 2 will be more
> FHS compliant.
> > 2. When schemas are registered, files are generated in
> > /etc/gconf/gconf.xml.defaults. This is very bad, as this prevents both
> > packagers and administrators to provide a custom configuration.
> > 
> > The first issue is easy to solve, as dh_gconf can handle it alone. It
> > should be done for the GNOME 2.6 introduction to unstable. The plan is
> > simple:
> >  * upload an updated debhelper to unstable
> >  * upload the GNOME 2.6 packages to unstable the day after
> > This should be completely transparent.
> I posted a patch on the list a few weeks ago -- if everyone agrees that
> it is good I can push it to Joey, or gconf-dev can divert it.

  If pushed to Joey we should be very sure that nothing breaks in Sid,
  something as Sid gconf don't knowing where to look for schemas in the
  new dir or something.

Jose Carlos Garcia Sogo

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