Subject: Re: www/galeon vs. gconf
To: None <email@example.com>
From: Greg A. Woods <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 03/19/2002 20:03:57
[ On Wednesday, March 20, 2002 at 01:24:14 (+0100), Thomas Klausner wrote: ]
> Subject: Re: www/galeon vs. gconf
> On Tue, Mar 19, 2002 at 07:17:38PM -0500, Greg A. Woods wrote:
> > Supposedly (according to the GNOME Bugzilla DB) there should be a
> > "gconf" thing to save the GNOME-related preferences. I don't have such
> > a thing, nor do I yet know where it comes from, nor can I find a package
> > for it, at least not with the most obvious "echo /usr/pkgsrc/*/*gconf*"
> It's in devel/GConf. Silly uppercasing...
Ah ha! -- it was hiding! ;-)
Thanks for the hint!
> Tell me if having it installed helps, and I'll add a dependency (I
> don't rund galeon myself).
Hmmm.... I seem to have it installed (and galeon seems to require it):
$ /usr/sbin/pkg_info GConf
Information for GConf-1.0.7nb1:
configuration database system used by GNOME
GConf is a configuration database system, functionally similar to the
Windows registry but lots better. :-) It's being written for the GNOME
desktop but does not require GNOME; configure should notice if GNOME
is not installed and compile the basic GConf library anyway.
GConf does require glib, ORBit, libxml, and the popt option parsing
library. XML will be optional in the future if someone writes another
There's an introductory article at
http://developer.gnome.org/feature/current/index.html, written a while ago
but mostly still valid. Also, there's a mailing list
email@example.com, see http://mail.gnome.org/mailman/listinfo/gconf-list
Hmmm.... it's even running (it's just so small I never saw it in 'top'! :-):
# ps -uwwtp0
USER PID %CPU %MEM VSZ RSS TT STAT STARTED TIME COMMAND
woods 9553 0.0 17.0 31332 55576 p0 S 12:47PM 6:15.67 /usr/pkg/bin/galeon-bin --disable-sound
woods 13528 0.0 0.3 80 1112 p0 I 10:23PM 0:00.06 xcmap
woods 2058 0.0 0.7 936 2176 p0 I Mon04PM 0:02.66 /usr/pkg/bin/gconfd-1 9
but it seems to have been started about the time I first started galeon.
There are other rumours in the GNOME Bugzilla and the Galeon FAQ about
killing gconfd and so on -- maybe I need to read a bit more and do a few
(now if only GNOME, galeon, et al, would use NAS instead of Esound....)
Greg A. Woods
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