GNOME 2.26.3

DJ Lucas dj at
Tue Sep 22 18:43:34 PDT 2009

On 09/22/2009 08:30 AM, Dan Nicholson wrote:
> On Thu, Sep 17, 2009 at 6:51 AM, Wayne Blaszczyk
> <wblaszcz at>  wrote:
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>> DJ Lucas wrote:
>> <stuff delete/>
>>> Unfortunately, it seems that there are a few bad assumptions in the
>>> Gnome autoscripts that didn't used to be there, and these should all be
>>> fixed upstream, preferably via pkg-config.  I take it that you are not
>>> seeing the (suspected) GIO issue mentioned above?
>>> -- DJ Lucas
>> Sorry, I missed that bit. Yes I have/had the same problem.
>> Installing gvfs fixes that problem. I still need to read up on what gvfs
>> is and how it differs from gnome-vfs. i.e. is it a replacement or a
>> split or a complementary addition. Any input would be greatly appreciated.
> gvfs is a complete replacement.
>> The GDM icon problem has been fixed with the additional step:
>> ln -s $(pkg-config --variable=prefix \
>>     ORBit-2.0)/lib/gnome-settings-daemon/gnome-settings-daemon
>> $(pkg-config \
>>     --variable=prefix ORBit-2.0)/lib/gdm
>> GDM assumes that it and gnome-settings-daemon share the same libexecdir.
>> How do we raise this problem with the GDM developers?
> It's just poor build configuration because the maintainer doesn't care
> about supporting non-system-install builds. The way to raise the
> problem is to open a bug and/or write a patch. Writing a patch would
> significantly increase the odds that it gets fixed. Probably you'd
> just want a --with-gnome-libexecdir or something.
I have been as I learn how to fix them...gdm for instance defaults to 
/usr/X11R6/bin/X if it can't find X.  Sent in a patch for configure that 
uses pkgconfig second to last before bailing.

-- DJ Lucas

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