help: pythonpackage: gconf-schemas --unregister does not delete everything

Emilio Pozuelo Monfort pochu at
Mon Nov 24 12:34:00 GMT 2008

Francesco Fumanti wrote:
> Hello,
> I am trying to add gconf schemas to the python package named onboard. 
> The package uses cdbs and The call to gh_gconf in 
> debian/rules generates the corresponding gconf-schemas --register and 
> gconf-schemas --unregister calls in the postinst and prerm scripts.
> After building the debian package in the pbuilder environment, the 
> installation of the bin package registers the schemas; uninstalling the 
> package unregisters the keys, but not completely: the keys are all 
> deleted, but the /apps/onboard and the /schemas/apps/onboard entries 
> remain listed in the gconf database (at least they continue to show up 
> in the gconf editor).
> Could anybody please tell me what is going on or how to make also the 
> two remaining entries disappear?

They are probably in your home folder, so removing the package won't remove
them. If you change a key, it will be stored in your home folder, as you can't
change (and you aren't supposed to) the system-wide key.

You can look at ~/.gconf and see if they are there.


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