Bug#319791: marked as done (gconf terribly wastes /etc space)

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Package: gconf2
Version: 2.10.1-1
Severity: serious


gconf terribly wastes disk- and backupspace in /etc with 
default files that definitely do not belong in /etc. On 
my system /etc/gconf became 36 MB large, which is sort of sick. 
Whoever puts 36 MB of default files in /etc didn't understand the unix
file system structure.

These things belong to /usr/share or /usr/lib.

Interestingly the same problem was reported almost two years ago 
(Bug 227726), but completely ignored. 

Please stop dumping megabytes of default files into /etc.


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As of version 2.10.1-2, GConf can now use only /etc for its own
configuration, and for system administrator defaults.

There are a few remaining packages putting their schemas
in /etc/gconf/schemas, and bugs were reported against all of them.

There are still many packages shipping their defaults
in /etc/gconf/gconf.xml.defaults, but all they need is a rebuild using
debhelper >=3D Please file bug reports against these packages if
you feel it is appropriate.

 .''`.           Josselin Mouette        /\./\
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