Subject: Re: gnome vs. xscreensaver [was: Re: CVS commit: pkgsrc]
To: Hubert Feyrer <>
From: Frederick Bruckman <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 09/10/2000 22:03:33
On Mon, 11 Sep 2000, Hubert Feyrer wrote:

> On Sun, 10 Sep 2000, Frederick Bruckman wrote:
> > Modified Files:
> > 	pkgsrc/x11/xscreensaver/files: patch-sum
> > 	pkgsrc/x11/xscreensaver/patches: patch-aa
> > 
> > Log Message:
> > Revert a NetBSD patch. We want this to install _over_ the xscreensaver
> > that ships with gnome, in order to upgrade it properly. Otherwise, trying
> > to handle two screensavers causes the control panel to crash frequently.
> Eh, overwriting files from gnome?

I see the problem now. It's clear though, that it's wrong to have two
screensaver panels. It's confusing, but mainly, editing both settings
corrupts the user's settings in such a way that the whole
control-panel won't run anymore. (The two sets of binaries do no harm;
the only conflict is in screensaver-properties.desktop, both places.)

The choices are: 1) remove the screensaver settings (and ideally, the
binaries, too) from the control-center package, or 2) eliminate
xscreensaver-gnome. Thoughts?