Package Details: gconf 3.2.6+11+g07808097-6

Git Clone URL: https://aur.archlinux.org/gconf.git (read-only, click to copy)
Package Base: gconf
Description: An obsolete configuration database system
Upstream URL: https://projects-old.gnome.org/gconf/
Licenses: LGPL
Submitter: arojas
Maintainer: yan12125 (lilac)
Last Packager: lilac
Votes: 16
Popularity: 7.84
First Submitted: 2020-01-02 20:47
Last Updated: 2020-01-03 09:41

Required by (472)

Sources (7)

Pinned Comments

flying-sheep commented on 2020-01-06 19:20

Most of the packages that “require” it are actually Electron apps that copy&pasted their dependency lists from elsewhere or failed to update them: Chromium (and subsequently Electron) haven’t been dependent on this for years.

If you want to help, you can ask the maintainers of all those apps if they really still need gconf.

None that I use still need it (spotify and hamsket-bin), and their maintainers removed the superfluous dependency.

yan12125 commented on 2020-01-04 15:18

If you got build issues, please make sure you are using clean chroots[1] to build it. If you don't want to create clean chroots, make sure base-devel group is installed[2], so that you have tools like automake and pkg-config.

AUR helper like yay or pacaur may not be able to build this package. Specifically, pacaur is known to be broken: https://github.com/E5ten/pacaur/issues/14.

[1] https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/DeveloperWiki:Building_in_a_clean_chroot

[2] https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Arch_User_Repository#Prerequisites

Latest Comments

« First ‹ Previous 1 2

yan12125 commented on 2020-01-04 15:18

If you got build issues, please make sure you are using clean chroots[1] to build it. If you don't want to create clean chroots, make sure base-devel group is installed[2], so that you have tools like automake and pkg-config.

AUR helper like yay or pacaur may not be able to build this package. Specifically, pacaur is known to be broken: https://github.com/E5ten/pacaur/issues/14.

[1] https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/DeveloperWiki:Building_in_a_clean_chroot

[2] https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Arch_User_Repository#Prerequisites

lfercorrea commented on 2020-01-04 14:47

I've got some trouble upgrading this package. It only required by gksudo on my system. Here's the errors (during building):

xsltproc -nonet http://docbook.sourceforge.net/release/xsl/current/manpages/docbook.xsl gsettings-schema-convert.xml I/O error : Attempt to load network entity http://docbook.sourceforge.net/release/xsl/current/manpages/docbook.xsl warning: failed to load external entity "http://docbook.sourceforge.net/release/xsl/current/manpages/docbook.xsl" cannot parse http://docbook.sourceforge.net/release/xsl/current/manpages/docbook.xsl make[2]: [Makefile:998: gsettings-schema-convert.1] Error 4 make[2]: Leaving directory '/home/nando/.cache/yay/gconf/src/gconf/gsettings' make[1]: [Makefile:584: all-recursive] Error 1 make[1]: Leaving directory '/home/nando/.cache/yay/gconf/src/gconf' make: *** [Makefile:468: all] Error 2 ==> ERROR: A failure occurred in build(). Aborting... Error making: gconf

jpegxguy commented on 2020-01-04 02:07

Only thing I have that depends on it is minecraft-launcher but the 'required by' list does seem rather long for an aur reject. It is a matter of maintainers though

HanFox commented on 2020-01-03 22:54

TsuDragon69, gconf was actually deprecated years ago. Its last release was 22nd January, 2013. It's been superseded by GSettings and dconf.

Apps that are still being actively maintained should really have lost the dependency by now...

TsuDragon69 commented on 2020-01-03 21:49

Wait, How are GNOME application settings handled now?

flatiron commented on 2020-01-03 13:16

what in tarnation happened here?

actionless commented on 2020-01-03 12:53

Required by (532)

brilliant idea throwing it away from the repos ^^

yan12125 commented on 2020-01-03 11:50

Hi @l4tt3, you need to install the base-devel group before building packages.

See: https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Arch_User_Repository#Prerequisites