packages using gsettings

Dennis Gilmore dennis at
Mon May 17 03:23:54 UTC 2010

On Sunday 16 May 2010 09:09:11 pm Matthias Clasen wrote:
> Hey,
> 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:
> %postun
> glib-compile-schemas /usr/share/glib-2.0/schemas ||:
> %posttrans
> 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.
> Matthias

And you have a proposal you have sent to the fpc so this can be documented in 
the packaging guidelines?

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