Scheme g2 install report

Derek Atkins warlord at MIT.EDU
Sat Feb 19 16:15:14 EST 2005

Derek Atkins <warlord at MIT.EDU> writes:

> Neil Williams <linux at> writes:
>> I've only just spotted this in my gnucash-gnome2-dev make install output:
>> WARNING: failed to install schema 
>> `/schemas/apps/gnucash/dialogs/commodities_dialog/quote_flag_visible' locale 
>> `C': Unableto store a value at key 
>> '/schemas/apps/gnucash/dialogs/commodities_dialog/quote_flag_visible', as the 
>> configuration serverhas no writable databases.
>> ...
>> It's repeated many times.
> I don't see this in my version.

Okay, I retract that last statement..  I do see it.  It's a problem in
src/gnome/schemas, where (for some reason) it's trying to install
gconf schemas using gconftool-2, which obviously dont work if you're
not root.

I dont know enough about gconf to comment on whether this is a good
thing or a bad thing, or if there's a "better" way to install gconf
schemas.  (NOTE: This is yet another reason I consider the whole gconf
concept broken, in the same way that the windows registry is broken --
it ties application installation to a particular machine, making it
much more difficult have shared application installations).


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