packages using gsettings

Matthias Clasen mclasen at
Mon May 17 02:09:11 UTC 2010


GConf is finally on the way out, it is being replaced by
GSettings/DConf. From a packaging perspective, the following facts are
important to know if your package starts using GSettings:

GSettings uses schemas. These are installed as xml files
in /usr/share/glib-2.0/schemas. The schemas need to be compiled into
binary form using glib-compile-schemas, so you will have to add the
following to your spec:

glib-compile-schemas /usr/share/glib-2.0/schemas ||:

glib-compile-schemas /usr/share/glib-2.0/schemas ||:

If the schema is ported 1-1 from a GConf schema and uses key names
including _ or other characters outside [a-z0-9-], you need to use the
--allow-any-name option when calling glib-compile-schemas

You can look at the rawhide evince package for an example.


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