Bug#251953: gnome-settings-daemon not in default PATH

Marcelo E. Magallon "Marcelo E. Magallon" <mmagallo@debian.org>, 251953@bugs.debian.org
Mon, 31 May 2004 14:46:29 -0600

Package: capplets
Version: 1:2.6.1-3
Severity: critical

 Critical because causes unrelated software in the system to misbehave.

 gnome-settings-daemon is started in the usual case by gnome-session.
 But there's really _nothing_ that says that this program is not to be
 run by the user, and there's a situation where the user might want to
 start it by himself: namely when not using gnome-sesison.  In my
 particular case I need this otherwise unwanted piece of software
 because Epiphany will happyly ignore my preferences if
 gnome-settings-daemon isn't running.  For that reason I start
 gnome-settings-daemon "by hand" in my .xsession.  Since this thing is
 now hidden somewhere in /usr/lib, my .xsession can't find it and some
 programs that I use suddenly ignore the preferences I've set.

 Care to give me a reason for taking gnome-settings-daemon out of the
 default user's PATH?