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Re: devel/meld

On 29 December 2015 at 08:58, Thomas Klausner <> wrote:
> On Tue, Dec 29, 2015 at 02:03:15AM +0100, Jan Danielsson wrote:
>>    I have encountered two issues with meld:
>>    1) Icons appear to be missing.  There seems to be a stock image in
>> place of the regular icons in meld.
>>       Installing graphics/gnome-icon-theme resolved some of them; the
>> main window gets proper icons, but the preferences window seems to be
>> missing icons (using the stock "default" image).
>>       This is on both netbsd/amd64 -7 and Mac OS X (El Capitan)
> Try installing adwaita-icon-theme.
>>    2) I get a message in the terminal warning that it's using memory
>> backed settings .. something, and that the settings aren't persistent.
>> Sure enough, quitting and restarting yields a "fresh" meld configuration.
> See
> Short recap: glib2 needs a gsettings backend, dconf is one, but dconf
> needs glib2 to build, so glib2 can't depend on it.
> So far I have added a dconf dependency to gnucash, but evince3 might
> also need it. And, it seems, meld.

Would it be worth having a glib2 meta package which depends on
glib2-base & dconf (if the expectation is that glib2 will always come
with a gsettings backend)? - to avoid other apps running into the same
thing as meld?

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