Bug#220485: gconf2 doesn't close after logout, causing problems when user tries to re-login

Andru Hill Andru Hill <andru@treshna.com>, 220485@bugs.debian.org
Thu, 13 Nov 2003 12:07:25 +1300

Package: gconf2
Severity: grave
Tags: sid
Justification: renders package unusable

-- System Information:
Debian Release: testing/unstable
Architecture: i386
Kernel: Linux stronghold 2.4.18-xfs-1.1 #4 Mon May 26 15:42:14 NZST 2003 i686
Locale: LANG=en_NZ, LC_CTYPE=en_NZ

Versions of packages gconf2 depends on:
ii  libatk1.0-0                 1.4.1-1      The ATK accessibility toolkit
ii  libc6                       2.3.2.ds1-10 GNU C Library: Shared libraries an
ii  libgconf2-4           GNOME configuration database syste
ii  libglib2.0-0                2.2.3-1      The GLib library of C routines
ii  libgtk2.0-0                 2.2.4-2      The GTK+ graphical user interface 
ii  liborbit2                   1:2.8.2-1    Libraries for ORBit2 - a CORBA ORB
ii  libpango1.0-0               1.2.5-2      Layout and rendering of internatio
ii  libpopt0                    1.7-3        lib for parsing cmdline parameters
ii  libxml2                     2.5.11-2     GNOME XML library
ii  zlib1g                      1:1.1.4-16   compression library - runtime

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gconf2 is, everything is up to date.
Occasionally when users log out it leaves gconfd running. I went though and
tested 10 different accounts, 2 of these accounts left gconfd running after
they logged out.  this in itself isn't a big problem. But trying to log back
in while gconfd is running is a problem. Common applets will refuse to load
and will geenrate error messages, all the fonts will appear small and there
is no solution other than manually killing of the process.