Bug#721677: more background on the gnome-user-share bug

Stefan Krastanov krastanov.stefan at gmail.com
Mon Sep 9 00:06:11 UTC 2013

Thank you, I will do as you have suggested (use unstable for

On 8 September 2013 19:27, Andreas Henriksson <andreas at fatal.se> wrote:
> Hello Stefan!
> Thanks for your quick and elaborate description.
> On Sun, Sep 08, 2013 at 05:47:55PM -0400, Stefan Krastanov wrote:
> [...]
>> - Install debian testing, use it for a week, get into the need to send
>> file by bluetooth to it.
>> - Gnome Help Page / Wiki on sharing tells me to install
>> `gnome-user-share`. For convenience I also installed `nautilus-share`.
>> - Gnome Help Page / Wiki tells me to go to settings->etc->etc, where a
>> shortcut to `gnome-file-share-properties` should be present.
>> - No such shortcut is present. Studying previous versions of the
>> `gnome-user-share` package shows that it contained the
>> `gnome-file-share-properties` executable before, but not anymore.
>> And IMPORTANT REMARK: my gnome-control-center has no mention of
>> sharing preferences whatsoever.
> [...]
> Ah, I should have seen that parts of gnome 3.8 are now reaching testing.
> With parts, meaning functionality loss (because of the other parts not
> yet there).
> As I understand it, there's no actual program malfunction - just "simply"
> no user inferface for configuration?!...
> In that case, I'm sorry to say that this problem will likely not be
> resolved until we manage to get all of the gnome 3.8 transitions done
> and get gnome-control-center 3.8.x into unstable/testing.
> For now I can only suggest installing it (and the rest of gnome 3.8) from
> experimental if you urgently need the functionality back.
> Sorry for the temporary inconvenience.
> --
> Andreas Henriksson

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